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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:

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Server-Discussions/Download-Multiple-Outputs-from-the-Galle...

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Output-files-to-ZIP/td-p/163502

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Zip-files/td-p/151456

 

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

18 Comments
MCarterPXD
5 - Atom

Yes, this is a definite need for server. 

Gina2021
8 - Asteroid

I work for a Fortune 500 who would love to see this!

dyamichael
7 - Meteor

At a fortune 500: there's a huge need to be able to "Download all" from the Gallery. There are currently dozens of staff downloading dozens of output files at the end of each run, which Is a huge waste.

carlson1858
5 - Atom

The lack of this really limits the benfits of the batch reporting tools. Please add this.

mdsalmankhan89
8 - Asteroid

Any updates on this ?

CristonS
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

hi everyone, I am working now to get you an update, cheers.

SLE
5 - Atom

Any update on this in 2022?  It looks like outputting to Gzip was first discussed in 2015!

Felipe_Ribeir0
14 - Magnetar

Hi everyone

 

I just submitted this macro to the gallery, it is using the zipfile python library to do this. I am using it with Alteryx Server scheduled.

 

Zip any given files - Alteryx Community

 

Hope it is useful for you!