Allow Wrangle Scripts to be Imported


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    Allow Wrangle Scripts to be Imported

    Once your Wrangle scripts have been downloaded, the ability to import them into another dataset or share is key.

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    rcbaker June 14, 2016 6:57 PM

    I too have been wondering if I download the Wrangle Script, can I now upload it into another data set? I have not found that feature yet.

    What I have found was the ability to change the data set and thus create the same kind of thing, but backward from what I was thinking I wanted to do.

    I have used the same Trifacta Shell with its evolving data set ( this is survey data that is coming in on a regular basis, but need to get it pre-processed on regular intervals for analysis and distribution to others in the company.

    Tableau is what I am using for my Survey analysis visualization platform.

    sculpturearts April 13, 2016 8:22 PM

    Hi, Jeremy. That works! I gave 'this was helpful' feedback on the /823614-how-to-swap-datasources page. Knowing that this is available is very helpful and addresses my use case. I wouldn't have found this feature without your having pointed it out. Thanks!

    Jeremy Long April 13, 2016 12:56 AM

    Thanks for the great comments! We are working on building out this feature and hope it will make it into the product within the next couple of months.

    Also be sure to check out our new Datasource Swap feature. This feature allows you to swap the datasource for a script you have already build, allowing you to reuse your scripts.

    sculpturearts April 12, 2016 11:26 PM

    I used Wrangler last month to wrangle a training data set. I now have another month of data. It's new data. Same schema as the data I wrangled last month, only now it's a different period. I was not able to wrangle my data using the script that I generated last month. It appears that wrangling is a one-time use operation unless you want to wrangle the same data set. This is certainly a valid use case; but, what do I do now that I have another training data set? There is not currently a solution to how to use Wrangler for this use case.

    dougleigh January 31, 2016 3:02 AM

    Agreed. If it were possible to import a script, it'd also then be possible to write an entire script outside of Trifacta, which would be a boon since waiting on systems with less memory to respond to the app can be very tedious. November 4, 2015 3:25 AM

    Agree to get reuse across analysts, or across datasets the ability to import (or copy) the script is crucial.

    2canbazza November 3, 2015 1:56 AM

    Totally agree what is the point of being able to export the script if you can't import and use at a later date?

    kateler November 2, 2015 9:01 PM

    I took a lot of time to develop a robust wrangle script designed to be run on new records added each month. I'm very disappointed to see that my work is essentially lost, since I can't import the script to be used on a new dataset!

    ajmazurie October 27, 2015 5:27 PM

    I was looking for this very feature until I found out it wasn't implemented (yet). Yes, exporting Wrangle scripts is only useful if you can then import them, or apply them to other datasets. I look forward to see this feature added.