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Support for GZIP (.gz) compressed files in input tool, both in Designer and Server

Please support GZIP files in the input tool for both Designer and Server.


I get several large .gz files every day containing our streaming server logs. I need to parse and import these using Alteryx (we currently use Sawmill). Extracting each of these files would take a huge amount of space and time.


This was previously requested and marked as "now available", but what is available only addressed a small part of the request. First, that request was for both ZIP and GZIP. What is now available is only ZIP. Second, it requested both input and output, what is now available is input only. Third, while not explicitly stated in the request, it needs to function in Alteryx Server in order to be scheduled on a daily basis.



I was so looking forward to this, but unfortunately, it still doesn't work. See



All, we have released .tar.gz Input in 18.2 and are looking at how to implement .gz.




Status changed to: Under Review



Thank you for the update.


Hi - thanks. I'm talking about tsv.gz files, or in this case gz only?

Joao Querido
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Hi - any updates on this? I'm trying to do the extract with a tsv.gz file?


Based on what I'm reading, tar.gz files are supported starting in the 2018.2.4.47804 release.
Although I would use the latest 2018.3 release, given it's released on Oct 2nd.


Community Operations Manager
Community Operations Manager
Status changed to: Implemented

Gzip and tgz have both been implemented as of 2019.1 in the Input tool.