Comma Separated Values (CSV)

target-csv from hotgluexyz

CSV loader

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

Available Variants

Getting Started


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

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration

  1. Add the target-csv loader to your project using
    meltano add
  2. meltano add loader target-csv
  3. Configure the target-csv settings using
    meltano config
  4. meltano config target-csv set --interactive

Next steps

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.


This plugin currently has no capabilities defined. If you know the capabilities required by this plugin, please contribute!


The target-csv settings that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, click on any setting name from the list:

You can override these settings or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the settings key.

Please consider adding any settings you have defined locally to this definition on MeltanoHub by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the settings for this plugin.

Destination Path (destination_path)

  • Environment variable: TARGET_CSV_DESTINATION_PATH
  • Default Value: output

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 ("").

Delimiter (delimiter)

  • Environment variable: TARGET_CSV_DELIMITER
  • Default Value: ,

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

Quote Character (quotechar)

  • Environment variable: TARGET_CSV_QUOTECHAR
  • Default Value: '

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 (').

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Looking for help?

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meltano add loader target-csv

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