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HDFS Browser

The HDFS browser enables you to browse, select, and filter the files to which you have access in the Hadoop cluster to which Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta Enterprise Edition is connected.

The HDFS browser appears when you create a dataset in HDFS or in the HDFS tab when you import a dataset. SeeImport Data Page.


Interactions with HDFS are determined by user permissions and features enabled in the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform. For more information, see Using HDFS.


Figure: HDFS Browser

Browse HDFS:

Use the links and icons to browse for files and folders in the HDFS tree structure.


Avoid using the Back button on your browser, which exits the HDFS browser without applying changes to your configuration.

To display hidden files or folders, select Show hidden.






  • Click the Plus icon to select all readable files in this folder.

  • Click the text link to open the folder and browse further.


    When you open a new folder, a reference to it is added to the Path value. You can modify the path value manually, which may be a faster way to navigate up a deep directory structure.


    Sizes are displayed next to files. They are not displayed next to folders.



Click the Plus icon to select this file.

Specify HDFS Path:

In the HDFS browser, you can specify an explicit path to resources. Click the Pencil icon, paste the path value, and click Go.


You should paste the following in the Path textbox:



You can retrieve your home directory from your profile. See Storage Config Page.

Filter Files:

To display a subset of files, enter a string in the Search box. The filter is applied as you type and matches anywhere in the name of a currently displayed file or folder.