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Uploading data files

You can add data to the Celonis Platform without establishing a continuous connection to a source system by uploading data files. While this method allows you to associate the data with existing data connections, your data can also be uploaded independently (and labeled as a global data connection). As this is a one-time upload, the data will not be automatically refreshed or updated.

For a video overview of the process, see:

Supported file types and size limit

The following file types can be uploaded when integrating your data with the Celonis Platform:

  • ABAP report files (see: One-time extraction from SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA)

  • .csv - CSV (comma-separated values)

  • .gz - GZIP compressed file

  • .json - JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)

  • .parq - Apache Parquet

  • .xes - Extensible Event Stream

  • .xls and .xlsx - Excel Workbook

  • .zip - ZIP archive of compressed files

  • .7z - 7-Zip archive of compressed files

Should you want to multiple multiple files simultaneously, we recommend zipping these files into a single file. For the data to be in the same tables, ensure that they all use the same schema.

File size limits

When uploading files, there is a 1gb limit per file. We recommend using compressed file formats if required (such as zip or 7-Zip).

Uploading and importing data files

To upload and import your dates files to the Celonis Platform using the file uploads wizard:

  1. Click Data - Data Integration.

  2. Click + Add Data Connection and select Upload Files. The file uploads wizard loads.

  3. Either drag and drop your files into the uploader or click Select Files.

    The files are now uploaded into the Celonis Platform, with relevant status or error messages displayed with more information.

    If you use the Celonis Storage Manager, all files found in the SFTP are uploaded.

  4. For each file uploaded, click Options - Configure Upload and then verify both the name you want to use and optionally the data connection you want to associate this data with.

    Name: Only Roman / Latin characters are supported, so you may need to edit the default name provided.

    Data connection: Select from available data connections in your data pool, with the default set to Global Data Connection if you don’t want to associate this data with an existing connection.

  5. Click Save, returning you to the file uploads wizard.

  6. For each file uploaded, click Options - Configure Data Schema. The data loads and a preview is displayed.


    You can now verify that the file uploader has interrupted your data correctly and make edits where necessary. This includes changes to the data types and formatting preferences.

    After making changes, click Reload to preview your changes.

  7. Click Save, returning you to the file uploads wizard.

  8. Click Import.


    The file upload wizard imports the data, with success and error messages displayed as appropriate.

    If there are errors importing your data, you are prompted to re-configure your data schema and then attempt the import again.

    Once successfully imported, your data is available as a table in your data pool.