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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.

 

48 Comments
Alteryx Partner

Absolutely need this.  Thanks for suggesting it.

Alteryx
Alteryx
Status changed to: New Idea
 
Alteryx
Alteryx
Alteryx Partner

I have read it before.  What are you suggesting?  Thanks.

Alteryx
Alteryx

Hi Andy, 

 

Just flagging that we are keeping this idea open and linking it to the other article so new discussion on  GZIP is posted here.  We flagged the other article to move discussion on GZIP to this post.

 

Thanks, 

We need this functionality as well on OUTPUT tools. When working with S3 and Snowflake they require gz GNU zip and not the regular zip format. For large files this would be a must need for us.

8 - Asteroid

Please add support for gzip file in both Input and Output tool.

The function should work regardless of whether the file name suffix is .gz or not!

For example Bloomberg back office data file has the filename suffix of *.gz.<yyyymmdd> which is gzipped.

7 - Meteor

Hello

I have the same problem

Does anyone has a macro to share?

Thanks

8 - Asteroid
Yes. Tar should be supported too.


Thanks,
Denny
213.486.1793 (91793)
Alteryx
Alteryx

In addition to gzip, does anyone also have a need for tar file support?