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2383649 - Can Learning connectors read CSV input files?


Can Learning connectors read CSV input files?

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Yes, Learning connectors can read CSV input files. In order to do so, the connector.input.file.format.csv.enable=true property needs to be added to the CONNECTORS configuration. Note that the file extension can also use .txt but for this, the delimiter used has to be a comma (,). This is because when this property is added, the connector ignores other columns, rows, and escape properties defined.

If this change needs to be done for a specific connector only, then add aaa.connector.input.file.format.csv.enable=true - where aaa is the connector's interface prefix (ex. item).

IMPORTANT: All connectors will pick up files with ".csv" extension according to property "connector.input.file.processingorder=txt,TXT,csv,CSV,zip,ZIP".

However, to process a csv file (containing comma separated values), it can only be achieved by either using the above property or by setting the delimiter to process a comma delimited file (connector.input.file.columnDelimiter=,”). To process both file extensions, ensure that both ".txt" and ".csv" extensions delimit by the same value within the file E.G pipe or comma (as per connector property  connector.input.file.columnDelimiter=|”). If the following property "connector.input.file.format.csv.enable=true" both ".csv" and ".txt" files can only be comma delimited regardless of what is set at columnDelimiter connector property.

*Since this is a change to a default Learning administration's configuration, it is advised that you consult with a certified implementation partner before performing such change.

Example Steps (Organization Connector)

  1. Go to System Administration >
  2. Go to Configuration >
  3. Go to System Configuration >
  4. Click 'CONNECTORS' to edit it >
  5. Add the following line:
    connector config.png
  6. Upload the comma-delimited .txt file to the SFTP location >
  7. Run the connector.


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