Make the most of your GoodData trial experience by uploading a CSV file and exploring GoodData's visualization and reporting capabilities with your own data. Follow the formatting guidelines below to get started.
General Requirements and Tips
Creating a CSV File
- You can create a CSV file by opening a file in a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft® Excel®, selecting Save As, and setting the file format to comma separated values .csv.
Note: The maximum supported file size for CSV upload is 20MB.
- Ensure your file has a header row at the top containing the name of each column.
- Format all rows in a column consistently.
- Include the same number of fields in each record, including the header.
- Separate fields with commas.
- If commas are included in the value, the value has to be enclosed in quotes ("")
- Use the plain #######.## format for numbers: avoid using scientific notation (12E3). Number can include commas (,) currency symbols ($), percentage signs (%)
- Ensure your date values are between the years 1900 and 2050, GoodData’s supported range.
- Use on of the following supported date formats:
- Surround text strings with quotation marks (e.g. “Bob Smith”).
For more detailed guidelines, please see Tips for Uploading via CSV.
NOTE: Wherever possible, use a tool or a library to generate your CSV files. Avoid generating them manually.
All strings should be wrapped in quote marks (“), as in the following example:
"This is a string."
- Avoid scientific notation number format (e.g. 12E3).
- Remove all currency or percent characters from your numbers.
- For date values, verify that no date is out of range (before 1900 or after 2050).
- Verify that there are no End of File (EOF) delimiters in your CSV.
- Verify that all quotations are closed.
- Save your CSVs as “Windows CSVs” on Mac (Macs may use an unsupported end-of-line character).
- Avoid using the Finder’s “Compress File” on Mac to create a ZIP file for upload, as it adds some hidden files to the archive. Use command line utilities on a Mac or avoid compression.
Using a double quote (“”) symbol to escape a quotation mark (“) inside a given field
To use quotation marks within one or more of a field's values (e.g. “Large” Fountain Drink), use double quotation marks.
Example of proper use of quotation marks within a field: ""Large"" Fountain Drink
Redundant spaces in a CSV file
Make sure to remove extra spaces between values in your CSV file. Commas used to separate values should not be followed by an additional space. For example:
Thanks to your feedback, we have a number of improvements we're working to implement in the CSV Uploader in the near future. Thank you for your patience and support!
Questions? Email a description of the issue to email@example.com with your CSV file attached.