CSV Files

CSV report enables a user to transfer data from CSV files/folders (consisting similar structured CSV files). The connector enables transfer, irrespective of whether CSV files are compressed or not .

Configuring the Credentials

Select the account credentials which has access to relevant Amazon S3 data from the dropdown menu & Click Next

Credentials not listed in dropdown ?

Click on + Add New for adding new credentials. Give your credentials a name, enter the host IP, username, password and click on Save.

Data Pipelines Details

Data Pipeline

Select CSV from the dropdown

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Select one or more accounts from the drop-down

All accounts which your credentials have access to should be available here. If they are not, please check the credentials selected / configured by you. While you can add multiple accounts, the table size may become too large and so it is advisable to add one account per pipeline and use Union queries in the data warehouse to join the data for consumption

Setting Parameters

Select the fields that are necessary as per the file or folder .

Parameter Description Values



Choose Yes or No depending on the file compression


Default Value: No

Compression Type


Required (If Compressed = Yes)

Specify the file compression type


Folder Path


Points to the path along which the files are present

String value (eg:folder/subfolder)

File Name


Specify the File Name. In cases where the user doesn’t remember complete name of file, specify file name match type using the operator which takes values as 'Exact, Startswith, Endswith, and Contains'.

String value (eg:abc.csv)

Default Value: Exact (For the operator)

Process All Files in Folder


Select Yes or No, depending on if all files in folder are to be processed or not


Default Value: Yes

File Selection Criteria



(If Process All Files in Folder = NO)

Choose File’s creation or modification Date

{Date Created,Date Modified}

Default Value: Date Created

Post Processing Actions


Actions to be performed once the file processing has been completed

{No Action,Move Files}

Default Value: No Action

Move File Destination



(If Post Processing Actions = Move Files)

Specify the folder where the files are to be moved

String value (eg:test_folder/)

Header Columns are Present


Choose Yes or No depending on if the file has a header column or not


Default Value: No

Header Row



(If Header Columns are Present = Yes)

Specify the row number at which header is present in the file

Integer value (eg:1)

Data Row


Row number from which data starts.

Integer value (eg:(2))

Footer Row


Specify the row number containing the footer, data after this row will not be extracted

Integer value (eg:10)

File Encoding


Specify the encoding type of the file which will be used to decode the file

String value (eg:utf-8)



Specify the one character string used to separate fields in the file.


Default Value: comma

Custom Delimiter



(If Custom is chosen as the Delimiter Type)

Specify the custom delimiter character string used to separate fields in the file.

String value

Quote Character


Specify the one character string used to quote fields.

Double Quotes, Tilda, Custom

Default Value: Double Quotes

Custom Quote Character



(If Custom is chosen as the Quote Character Type)

Specify the custom Quote Character string used to quote fields.

String value

Escape Character


Removes any special meaning from the following character. The default value None disables escaping

String value (eg:None)

Default Value: None

Double Quote


Controls how instances of Quote character appearing inside a field should themselves be quoted. When Yes, the character is doubled. When No, the Escape character is used as a prefix to the Quote character.


Default Value: Yes



Specify the type of Quoting : QUOTE_ALL instructs writer objects to quote all fields, QUOTE_MINIMAL instructs writer objects to only quote those fields which contain special characters such as delimiter, quote character or any of the characters in line terminator, QUOTE_NONNUMERIC instructs writer objects to quote all non-numeric fields and reader to convert all non-quoted fields to type float, QUOTE_NONE Instructs writer objects to never quote fields.


Default Value: quote_minimal

Line Terminator


Specify the string used to terminate text

String value (eg:/r/n)

Default Value: /r/n

Skip Initial Space


Select True, if the whitespace immediately following the delimiter is to be ignored, else No.


Default Value: No

Attempt Schema Inference


If Yes then value types will be fetched as it is, eg: Float will be fetched as float. If No then everything will be fetched as string irrespective of its type.


Default Value: No

Insert Mode


Specifies the manner in which data will get updated in the data warehouse : Upsert will insert only new records or records with changes, Append will insert all fetched data at the end, Replace will drop the existing table and recreate a fresh one on each run.


Default Value: Replace




(If Upsert is chosen as the Insert Mode Type)

Enter the column name based on which data is to be upserted.

String value

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Datapipeline Scheduling

Scheduling specifies the frequency with which data will get updated in the data warehouse. You can choose between Manual Run, Normal Scheduling or Advance Scheduling.

Manual Run

If scheduling is not required, you can use the toggle to run the pipeline manually.

Normal Scheduling

Use the dropdown to select an interval-based hourly, monthly, weekly, or daily frequency.

Advance Scheduling

Set schedules fine-grained at the level of Months, Days, Hours, and Minutes.

Detailed explanation on scheduling of pipelines can be found here

Dataset & Name

Dataset Name

Key in the Dataset Name(also serves as the table name in your data warehouse).Keep in mind, that the name should be unique across the account and the data source. Special characters (except underscore _) and blank spaces are not allowed. It is best to follow a consistent naming scheme for future search to locate the tables.

Dataset Description

Enter a short description (optional) describing the dataset being fetched by this particular pipeline.


Choose the events for which you’d like to be notified: whether "ERROR ONLY" or "ERROR AND SUCCESS".

Once you have finished click on Finish to save it. Read more about naming and saving your pipelines including the option to save them as templates here

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