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

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 identifies file formats based on the extension of the filename.


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.

Native Input File Formats

 can read and import directly these file formats:

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

Native Output File Formats

 can write to these file formats:


Compression Algorithms


Read Native File Formats


 GZIPBZIPSnappy
CSV SupportedSupportedSupported
JSONSupportedSupportedSupported
Avro  Supported

Write Native File Formats


 GZIPBZIPSnappy
CSVSupportedSupportedNot supported
JSONSupportedSupportedNot supported