The target-jsonl Meltano loader sends data into JSON Lines (JSONL) after it was pulled from a source using an extractor.

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-jsonl loader to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add loader target-jsonl
  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-jsonl 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 JSONL files are written to, relative to the project root.

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

To write JSONL 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-jsonl set destination_path <destination_path>

export TARGET_JSONL_DESTINATION_PATH=<destination_path>

Include Timestamp in File Names (do_timestamp_file) #

Specifies if the files should get timestamped.

By default, the resulting file will not have a timestamp in the file name (i.e. exchange_rate.jsonl).

If this option gets set to true, the resulting file will have a timestamp associated with it (i.e. exchange_rate-{timestamp}.jsonl).

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config target-jsonl set do_timestamp_file true

export TARGET_JSONL_DO_TIMESTAMP_FILE=true

Looking for help? #

If you're having trouble getting the target-jsonl 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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