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📂 Connecting a Data Source and Uploading a File#

The next step in using DataDistillr is to connect data to your project. This tutorial is only a brief overview of DataDistillr's data connection capabilities. For complete documentation see the section on Connecting Data Sources to DataDistillr

In this tutorial we will be using the following files as an example.

Dummy Data

Dummy Customers-1.xlsx
Dummy Customers-2.xlsx

Creating a File Upload Data Source#

After creating the project you will be taken to the Data Sources screen in your new project. Click on the green Add Data Source button as shown in the image below.

Data Source Screen

Once you've done that you will see the data source type selection screen, where you pick the type of data source you wish to connect to your project. DataDistillr supports a wide range of data sources. For now, click on the Upload Directory button, as shown below. Click here to read more about upload directory data sources.

Select Upload Directory

Next, create your file upload data source by completing the form below. Optionally, you can pick an icon and icon color for this data source.

Add File Upload Data Source

Congratulations! You now have a file upload data source associated with your project. You are ready to upload some data!

Uploading Data#

Now you are ready to upload data to DataDistillr. For our tutorial, please download the two Excel files linked below. Next, expand your file upload data source and you will see an area to upload your files. Drag your files there, and you should see the screen below.

File Upload screen

If you added a file by accident, use the X to the right of the file name to delete any files you do not wish to Upload. When your files are ready, press Upload, and you should see something that looks like the screen below:

File Upload screen

Congrats! You are now ready to start querying your data!