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Trifacta Wrangler can import data from a variety of flat file formats and other distributed sources.

NOTE: Trifacta Wrangler does not modify a source. Instead, a set of metadata is associated with the raw data, which enables transformation of the source. On export, a new version of the data is written to one or more specified output destinations.

For more information on the formats supported for input, see Supported File Formats.

Basic steps:

  1. When data is imported, a reference to it is stored by the platform as an imported dataset. The source data is not modified.
  2. In the application, you modify the recipe associated with a dataset to transform the imported data.


NOTE: Any user with a valid user account can import data from a local file.

  1. Login. 
  2. In the menubar, click Datasets. Click Import Data.
  3. To begin working with a dataset, you must first add it into a flow, which is a container for datasets. Click the Add Dataset to a Flow checkbox and enter the name for a new flow.

    Tip: If you have selected a single file, you can begin wrangling it immediately. Click Import and Wrangle. The flow is created for you, and your dataset is added to it.

  4. Click Import & Add to Flow.
  5. After the flow has been created, open the flow and select the dataset to begin transforming it. See Transform Basics.


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