The target-csv Meltano loader sends data into Comma Separated Values (CSV) after it was pulled from a source using an extractor.

Alternative variants #

Multiple variants of target-csv are available. This document describes the default hotgluexyz variant, which is recommended for new users.

Alternative variants are:

Getting Started #

Prerequisites #

If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project
  3. Add an extractor to pull data from a source

Installation and configuration #

  1. Add the target-csv loader to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add loader target-csv
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Next steps #

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline
If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.

Capabilities #

Settings #

The settings for loader target-csv that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Destination Path (destination_path) #

Sets the destination path the CSV files are written to, relative to the project root.

The directory needs to exist already, it will not be created automatically.

To write CSV files to the project root, set an empty string ("").

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-csv set destination_path <destination_path>

export TARGET_CSV_DESTINATION_PATH=<destination_path>

Delimiter (delimiter) #

A one-character string used to separate fields. It defaults to a comma (,).

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-csv set delimiter ,

export TARGET_CSV_DELIMITER=,

Quote Character (quotechar) #

A one-character string used to quote fields containing special characters, such as the delimiter or quotechar, or which contain new-line characters. It defaults to single quote (‘).

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-csv set quotechar '"'

export TARGET_CSV_QUOTECHAR='"'

Looking for help? #

If you're having trouble getting the target-csv loader to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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