Use files from your computer as a data source


Data Source Type: Upload file from computer
Data Connector Use Core Connector to select files from computer
File formats supported: Excel, CSV, JSON, XML


Creating a data source using a file from your computer

  1. Click Data Sources in the left navigation bar.
  2. Click Create a New Data Source and select Upload a File.

  1. Click Choose File and select a file. You can upload any Excel, CSV, JSON or XML file.
  2. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your raw data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

  1. In the preview window, verify it's the data you want and then click Continue.
  2. Name and save the data source.

Note: By default, Klipfolio uses the UTF-8 file encoding type. If UTF-8 is not your file encoding type, see the full list of encoding types that Klipfolio supports below. Changing the file encoding will only be applied to CSV file types. 

Re-upload a data source using a file from your computer

The following steps can be used to refresh the data in an existing data source by overwriting it with an updated file.

  1. Click Data Sources in the left navigation bar.
  2. From the list of Data Sources, select the file you want to update.
  3. On the About this Data Source page, select Reconfigure Connection.

  1. Click Choose File and select a file.
  2. Click Submit.
  3. Verify that you have uploaded the correct data and click Done.

Note: Data is refreshed automatically through service connectors like Dropbox and Google Docs.

Encoding types

You can edit the default UTF-8 encoding type on the New Data Source page under Advanced File Settings.

Important: Changing the file encoding will only be applied to CSV file types.

Encoding types supported by Klipfolio:

GB2312=GB2312 GBK=GBK IBM-Thai=IBM-Thai IBM00858=IBM00858 IBM01140=IBM01140
IBM01141=IBM01141 IBM01142=IBM01142 IBM01143=IBM01143 IBM01144=IBM01144 IBM01145=IBM01145
IBM01146=IBM01146 IBM01147=IBM01147 IBM01148=IBM01148 IBM01149=IBM01149 IBM037=IBM037
IBM1026=IBM1026 IBM1047=IBM1047 IBM273=IBM273 IBM277=IBM277 IBM278=IBM278
IBM280=IBM280 IBM284=IBM284 IBM285=IBM285 IBM290=IBM290 IBM297=IBM297
IBM420=IBM420 IBM424=IBM424 IBM437=IBM437 IBM500=IBM500 IBM775=IBM775
IBM850=IBM850 IBM852=IBM852 IBM855=IBM855 IBM857=IBM857 IBM860=IBM860
IBM861=IBM861 IBM862=IBM862 IBM863=IBM863 IBM864=IBM864 IBM865=IBM865
IBM866=IBM866 IBM868=IBM868 IBM869=IBM869 IBM870=IBM870 IBM871=IBM871
IBM918=IBM918 ISO-2022-CN=ISO-2022-CN ISO-2022-JP=ISO-2022-JP ISO-2022-JP-2=ISO-2022-JP-2 ISO-2022-KR=ISO-2022-KR
ISO-8859-1=ISO-8859-1 ISO-8859-13=ISO-8859-13 ISO-8859-15=ISO-8859-15 ISO-8859-2=ISO-8859-2 ISO-8859-3=ISO-8859-3
ISO-8859-4=ISO-8859-4 ISO-8859-5=ISO-8859-5 ISO-8859-6=ISO-8859-6 ISO-8859-7=ISO-8859-7 ISO-8859-8=ISO-8859-8
ISO-8859-9=ISO-8859-9 JIS_X0201=JIS_X0201 JIS_X0212-1990=JIS_X0212-1990 KOI8-R=KOI8-R KOI8-U=KOI8-U
windows-1250=windows-1250 windows-1251=windows-1251 windows-1252=windows-1252 windows-1253=windows-1253 windows-1254=windows-1254
windows-1255=windows-1255 windows-1256=windows-1256 windows-1257=windows-1257 windows-1258=windows-1258 windows-31j=windows-31j
x-Big5-HKSCS-2001=x-Big5-HKSCS-2001 x-Big5-Solaris=x-Big5-Solaris x-COMPOUND_TEXT=x-COMPOUND_TEXT x-euc-jp-linux=x-euc-jp-linux x-EUC-TW=x-EUC-TW
x-eucJP-Open=x-eucJP-Open x-IBM1006=x-IBM1006 x-IBM1025=x-IBM1025 x-IBM1046=x-IBM1046 x-IBM1097=x-IBM1097
x-IBM1098=x-IBM1098 x-IBM1112=x-IBM1112 x-IBM1122=x-IBM1122 x-IBM1123=x-IBM1123 x-IBM1124=x-IBM1124
x-IBM1364=x-IBM1364 x-IBM1381=x-IBM1381 x-IBM1383=x-IBM1383 x-IBM300=x-IBM300 x-IBM33722=x-IBM33722
x-IBM737=x-IBM737 x-IBM833=x-IBM833 x-IBM834=x-IBM834 x-IBM856=x-IBM856 x-IBM874=x-IBM874
x-IBM875=x-IBM875 x-IBM921=x-IBM921 x-IBM922=x-IBM922 x-IBM930=x-IBM930 x-IBM933=x-IBM933
x-IBM935=x-IBM935 x-IBM937=x-IBM937 x-IBM939=x-IBM939 x-IBM942=x-IBM942 x-IBM942C=x-IBM942C
x-IBM943=x-IBM943 x-IBM943C=x-IBM943C x-IBM948=x-IBM948 x-IBM949=x-IBM949 x-IBM949C=x-IBM949C
x-IBM950=x-IBM950 x-IBM964=x-IBM964 x-IBM970=x-IBM970 x-ISCII91=x-ISCII91 x-ISO-2022-CN-CNS=x-ISO-2022-CN-CNS
x-ISO-2022-CN-GB=x-ISO-2022-CN-GB x-iso-8859-11=x-iso-8859-11 x-JIS0208=x-JIS0208 x-JISAutoDetect=x-JISAutoDetect x-Johab=x-Johab
x-MacArabic=x-MacArabic x-MacCentralEurope=x-MacCentralEurope x-MacCroatian=x-MacCroatian x-MacCyrillic=x-MacCyrillic x-MacDingbat=x-MacDingbat
x-MacGreek=x-MacGreek x-MacHebrew=x-MacHebrew x-MacIceland=x-MacIceland xx-MacRoman=x-MacRoman x-MacRomania=x-MacRomania
x-MacSymbol=x-MacSymbol x-MacThai=x-MacThai x-MacTurkish=x-MacTurkish x-MacUkraine=x-MacUkraine x-MS932_0213=x-MS932_0213
x-MS950-HKSCS=x-MS950-HKSCS x-MS950-HKSCS-XP=x-MS950-HKSCS-XP x-mswin-936=x-mswin-936 x-PCK=x-PCK x-SJIS_0213=x-SJIS_0213
x-UTF-16LE-BOM=x-UTF-16LE-BOM x-UTF-16LE-BOM=x-UTF-16LE-BOM X-UTF-32BE-BOM=X-UTF-32BE-BOM X-UTF-32LE-BOM=X-UTF-32LE-BOM x-windows-50220=x-windows-50220
x-windows-50221=x-windows-50221 x-windows-874=x-windows-874 x-windows-949=x-windows-949 x-windows-950=x-windows-950 x-windows-iso2022jp=x-windows-iso2022jp

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