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Descriptions of fields and options in the Spec XML section of the Table Uploader.
When uploading a table, the Table Uploader analyzes the structure of a small sample of the input file and automatically generates a specification (.spec) file. The specification file defines the upload configuration for the table and is visible in the Spec XML section.
The code editor on the right side of the window displays the specification file in XML format. As you customize the upload configuration in the various sections of the Table Uploader, the specification file is updated to match. If necessary, you can also make changes directly to the specification file in the code editor before uploading the table.
You can save a specification file so it can be used again. Saving the specification file is helpful if you regularly upload files with the same data format.
Spec XML section in the Table Uploader
As necessary, you can edit the specification file directly in the code editor.
Click this button to remove any edits made to the a specification file either in the code editor or in the various sections of the Table Uploader. This button can also be used to change a loaded specification file to an automatically generated version.
This is helpful if you regularly add tables to the Insights Platform with the same data format. For example, if you upload weekly sales data, the specification file can automatically complete all of the configuration settings of the table for you.
You can save your customized upload configuration in a specification file and use it to save time when uploading tables with the same data format in the future.
For changes to take affect, you must apply them to the input file before uploading the table.