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Excel File Compression

6 - Meteoroid

Hey Hobbits,


What are the possible steps for  converting a file in  .xlsx format to .zip.

Inactive User
Not applicable

Write the file out and then use that filepath and call powershell or cmd using the Run Command tool to compress/zip it. An example of the command:


powershell.exe -nologo -noprofile -command "& { Add-Type -A 'System.IO.Compression.FileSystem'; [IO.Compression.ZipFile]::CreateFromDirectory('\\server\drive\filelocation', '\\server\drive\filelocation2\')}"

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

Hi @Bilbo_Baggins,


Not quite what you are asking for but,as XLSX format is already compressed, adding ".zip" to the file extension (ren %source_path% %target_file% or move %source_path% %target_path% via Run Command tool) could also be an option.





16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

Or you could use a python zip library if you want to zip multiple different files into one compressed archive.