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Output to batched .zip file for csv, pdf, xlsx

Referencing the previous idea: Inputs/Output should have the option to read/write a compressed file (ZIP or GZIP)


This idea has been implemented for inputting .zip files. However, we still need to use the run command workaround for outputs. It's very common for many users to want to output their .csv, .xlsx, .pdf to a .zip. The functionality would also need to extend to Gallery.


See the following links for people that are looking for this type of functionality:


Feel free to merge this idea with the previous one for continuity.

6 - Meteoroid

This would be incredibly beneficial to our workflows. For example, we create some very large (10GB+) CSV files that we'd like to compress as part of our workflow.

17 - Castor
17 - Castor

It would be great in the gallery to be able to easily output to a zip.

7 - Meteor

It would be very useful to have the zip functionality for the output files in both Alteryx Designer as well as in Gallery. This also helps in automation point of view where we want the Alteryx job to produce some output and zip it before emailing or placing it on the NAS location from where it could be read from other tools/bots etc.

Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Under Review

Thank you for your idea!


Our product team is currently in the process of reviewing your idea. We'll update the status again once the review is completed and we can better speak on if or when we would be able to include this output enhancement into the main product. 

5 - Atom

I would definitely use this. 

8 - Asteroid

I have a report that generates almost 20 output files.

It will be great to be able to download almost 20 files as a zip instead of selecting every single file and download it.




5 - Atom

Would be very useful to combine output files. 

7 - Meteor

Yes please make this a standard functionality in Alteryx desktop & Gallery.

5 - Atom

For workflows that output a couple dozen files or more, downloading each one individually is a poor use of the user's time and makes a bad impression on them.


Please implement this as soon as possible. Augmenting multiple workflows to zip up files is rather silly compared to implementing this once at the gallery level.


7 - Meteor

Any update on this idea? This has been open for more than a year.