CSV Generator

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Overview

You can use this Snap to generate a new CSV document for the next Snap in the pipeline.

When you click Edit CSV, the Snap launches the CSV Editor. The CSV gets stored in the Snap after you click OK. You can export the CSV to SnapLogic's file system using the Export action or import from there using the Import action.

You can customize the CSV for the following requirements:

  • To generate static content that produces one output document.

  • To have variables in the CSV that can be substituted with document values from the input view of the Snap.

Variables in the CSV, such as $name or $email are the variables that are retrieved through the input view of the Snap during execution. You can map these variables by using an upstream Data or Structure Snap.

Snap Type

CSV Generator Snap is a READ-type Snap that reads or generates a new CSV document for the next Snap in the pipeline.

Prerequisites

None.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Pipelines

Snap Views

Type

Format

Number of Views

Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps

Type

Format

Number of Views

Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps

Input 

Document

 

  • Min: 1

  • Max: 1

  • Mapper

  • CSV Formatter

Output

Document

 

  • Min: 1

  • Max: 1

  • Mapper

  • CSV Formatter

Error

Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter while running the Pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab. The available options are:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution: Stops the current pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.

  • Discard Error Data and Continue: Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the rest of the records.

  • Route Error Data to Error View: Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Limitations and Known Issues

None.

Snap Settings

 

  • Asterisk (*): Indicates a mandatory field.

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.

  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.

  • Add icon ( ): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.

  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.

Field Name

Field Type

Description

Field Name

Field Type

Description

Label*

Default ValueCSV Generator
ExampleCSV_Generator_temp

String

Specify the name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.

Edit CSV*

 

Button

Click the button to launch the CSV editor that allows you to define a CSV document. The editor loads an existing CSV document if you have defined it earlier. You can save the CSV file in SnapLogic's file system or import an existing CSV document from it.

Ensure that the CSV document header contains non-empty values for all columns.

Snap Execution

Default ValueValidate & Execute
Example: Execute only

Dropdown list

Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:

  • Validate & Execute: Performs limited execution of the Snap, and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.

  • Execute only: Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.

  • Disabled: Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

Snap Pack History