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NOTE:  Designer Cloud Educational is a free product with limitations on its features. Some features in the documentation do not apply to this product edition. See Product Limitations.


Files are imported based on the default file encoding for the Alteryx® Analytics Cloud.

As needed, you can override the default file encoding during the importing of individual datasets.

NOTE: All output files are written in UTF-8 encoding.

Tip: If you have already imported the dataset and need to change this setting, you can re-import the source and change the settings. References to this imported dataset must be updated.


  1. After you have selected or specified the file to import in the Import Data page, click Edit Settings for the dataset card in the right panel.
  2. From the drop-down, select the preferred encoding to apply to this specific file. 
  3. Continue the import process.

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