Import From CSV

Import the contents of a comma-separated value (CSV) file into a table.

After importing the file contents, you can process the data in various ways. For example, use the Search Rows function to retrieve a single row, a subset of rows, or all the rows. Or you could process each row using a List function, such as For Each.


Field Definition Type Required

Table into which the card imports the CSV content.

To select a table:

  1. Click Choose Table, select a table in the dialog box, or click New Table to create a table, then click Choose.

  2. Click Save on the card.

If you want to include this card in flows that operate on different tables, choose the provide table at runtime option. See Provide a table ID at runtime.

Dialog box TRUE


Field Definition Type Required
Table ID (if you selected the provide table at runtime option)

ID for the table where the card imports the CSV data. To obtain the table ID, see Provide a table ID at runtime.

File Content

File ID of the source CSV file. The file must be correctly formatted CSV.

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A list of column names to import directly into the table. Use this input when the CSV column names are exact matches of their counterparts inside the destination table.

For example, if a CSV file has a column header Column 1, and the destination column in the table is also named Column 1, enter Column 1. However, if the mappings between the CSV and the table are more complex, use the Mapping input and don't add any values to the Select input field.


An object that describes the mapping between the column names of the CSV file and the destination table.

To build this object, each key is the name of the column header in the CSV file and the value is the destination table's column name.

If a CSV column header isn't mapped, it won't be imported into the destination table.

For example, consider a CSV source file with two column headers: Column 1 and Column 2. You want to map all data in Column 1 to the destination table column Column A. However, you don't want to include any information from Column 2 in the destination table. The mapping object is {"Column 1" : "Column A"}, omitting Column 2 entirely.

Object FALSE

A custom delimiter for the source CSV file. For example, if you want to create a pipe-delimited CSV, then enter | as your delimiter. Defaults to ,.

Clear Destination

If all existing rows in the destination table must be deleted before importing data from the CSV file, set to True.

If set to False, imported data is appended at the end of the destination table.

True/False FALSE


Field Definition Type
New Rows

Total number of rows imported from the source CSV file.


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