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This section contains information on the fie formats and compression schemes that are supported for input to and output of  Trifacta® Wrangler Pro

NOTE: To work with formats that are proprietary to a desktop application, such as Microsoft Excel, you do not need the supporting application installed on your desktop.

Filenames

NOTE: During import, the Trifacta application identifies file formats based on the extension of the filename. If no extension is provided, the Trifacta application assumes that the submitted file is a text file of some kind. Non-text file formats, such as Avro and Parquet, require filename extensions.


NOTE: Filenames that include special characters can cause problems during import or when publishing to a file-based datastore.

Forbidden characters in import filenames:


The following list of characters present issues in the listed area of the product. If you encounter issues, the following listings may provide some guidance on where the issue occurred.

Tip: You should avoid using any of these characters in your import filenames. This list may not be complete for all available running environments.

  • General:

    "/"
  • Seb browser: 

    "\"

  • Spark-based running environment:

    "{", "*", "\"

Native Input File Formats

Trifacta® Wrangler Pro can read and import directly these file formats:

  • CSV
  • JSON v1, including nested

    NOTE: JSON files can be read natively but often require additional work to properly structure into tabular format. Depending on how the Trifacta application is configured (v1 or v2), JSON files may require conversion before they are available for use in the application. See "Converted file formats" below.


    NOTE: Trifacta Wrangler Pro requires that JSON files be submitted with one valid JSON object per line. Consistently malformed JSON objects or objects that overlap linebreaks might cause import to fail. See Initial Parsing Steps in the User Guide

  • Plain Text
  • LOG
  • TSV
  • Parquet

    NOTE: When working with datasets sourced from Parquet files, lineage information and the $sourcerownumber reference are not supported.

For more information on data is handled initially, see Initial Parsing Steps in the User Guide.

Converted file formats

Files of the following type are not read into the product in their native format. Instead, these file types are converted using the Conversion Service into a file format that is natively supported, stored in the base storage layer, and then ingested for use in the product.

NOTE: Compressed files that require conversion of the underlying file format are not supported for use in the product.

Converted file formats:

  • Excel (XLS/XLSX)

    Tip: You may import multiple worksheets from a single workbook at one time. See Import Excel Data in the User Guide.


  • PDF

  • JSON v2

Notes on JSON:

There are two methods of ingesting JSON files for use in the product. 

  • JSON v2 - This newer version reads the JSON source file through the Conversion Service, which stores a restructured version of the data in tabular format on the base storage layer for quick and simple use within the application. 

    Tip: This method is enabled by default and is recommended. For more information, see Working with JSON v2.

  • JSON v1 - This older version reads JSON files directly into the platform as text files. However, this method often requires additional work to restructure the data into tabular format. For more information, see Working with JSON v1.

Native Output File Formats

Trifacta Wrangler Pro can write to these file formats:

  • CSV
  • JSON

  • Tableau Hyper

    NOTE: Publication of results in Hyper format may require additional configuration. See below.

  • Avro

  • Parquet

Compression Algorithms

NOTE: Import of a compressed file whose underlying format requires conversion through the Conversion Service is not supported.



Read Native File Formats


 GZIPBZIPSnappyNotes
CSV SupportedSupportedSupported
JSON v2Not supportedNot supportedNot supportedA converted file format. See above.
JSON v1SupportedSupportedSupportedNot a converted file format. See above.
Avro  Supported

Write Native File Formats

 GZIPBZIPSnappy
CSVSupportedSupportedSupported
JSONSupportedSupportedSupported
Avro  Supported; always on



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