Zip File Support

Use the Input Data Tool to select one or more data files stored within a .zip file. The following file formats can be read from a .zip file:

Alteryx does not support reading .zip files greater than 2 GB in size that were created by the native Windows compression utility. Use an alternate compression utility (such as 7-Zip) when creating .zip files greater than 2 GB in size.

Selecting files

When you use a tool to connect to a .zip file, the Extract File window opens.

  1. Select File Type to Extract: Alteryx will scan all files within the .zip file and generate a list of discovered formats. Select the format for Alteryx to display in the Files list.
  2. Select Files: Select one or more files to bring in to Alteryx.
  3. Click Open.
  4. Select Sheets from Excel Files: If you selected Excel files, select the sheets for Alteryx to read, and then click OK.
  5. To preview a file in a .zip file, click Update Sample in the Configuration window. The preview will only display if the .zip file contains a single .xlsx file with a single sheet.