How to import data from cloud storage services?

Import data from cloud storage services




DataPrep supports import from the following cloud storage services.
  1. Google Drive
  2. One Drive
  3. Box Storage
  4. Dropbox
  5. Zoho WorkDrive
  6. Amazon S3

To import data from a cloud storage service

1. Choose the Cloud storage category from the left pane and click the required cloud storage service. You can also search cloud storage services in the search box. 
      


Note: If you had already added a connection earlier, click the Saved connections category from the left pane and proceed to import. To learn more about Saved connections, click here.

2. Select an account from the saved connections or connect a new account using Add new option.



3. Authenticate your Google account. You will need to authorize DataPrep to access your files when you do this for the first time. 
Note: The connection configuration will be saved for importing from the cloud storage in the future. Credentials are securely encrypted and stored.

4. Select the files you want to import.  You can also select files from the Shared with me tab.

5. Click the Import button



You can also incrementally import the files using the Advanced seletion link. Click here to know more about incremental fetch from GoogleDrive.

6. If the file is of HTML, XLS, XLSX file, you can click the Preview option to view a sample of the data or enter the password for password protected files and then click Import.



7. For other cloud storage options, authenticate the cloud service and authorize DataPrep to access the files. 
Note: In the case of Zoho WorkDrive, all folders and files will be directly fetched from your account using which you have logged into Zoho DataPrep. Here's a snapshot below.



8. Once you have completed importing data, your dataset will open and you can start preparing your data right away.

Note: You can choose to schedule the import using the Schedule import option available for datasets in your workspace or from the Import menu in the top bar of the DataPrep Studio page. Click here to know more.

You can also import files from shared folders in Google Drive, DropBox, Box, OneDrive, Zoho WorkDrive.

Important notes on Amazon S3 
Prior to connecting your Amazon S3 data with Zoho DataPrep, you need to enable the below permissions from your Amazon S3 account:
1. ListAllMyBuckets
2. Get BucketLocation
3. ListBucket
4. GetObject
Please refer to Amazon S3 help pages to provide these permissions. 


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