Anaplan Upload


You can use this Snap to upload binary files to Anaplan models. Text encoding will be UTF-8.

Anaplan Upload Snap



Limitations and Known Issues


Snap Views

View Description Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps
Input Binary file data that would be used in an Anaplan action (such as processing an import), typically a flat text file, column separated.
Output A document output, however, an error output is a binary output.

Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter when running the pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab. The available options are:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution Stops the current pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.
  • Discard Error Data and Continue Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the remaining records.
  • Route Error Data to Error View Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Snap Settings

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.
  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.
  • Add icon (): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.
  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.
Field / Field set Type Description
Label String Required. Specify a unique name for the Snap. Modify this to be more appropriate, especially if there are more than one of the same Snap in the pipeline.
Workspace String/Expression/Suggestion Required. Specify the workspace that contains the target model.
Note: Workspace ID and Workspace Name can be used interchangeably.

Default value: N/A

Example: slogic

Model String/Expression/Suggestion Required. Specify the model on which you want the Snap to operate.
Note: Model ID and Model Name can be used interchangeably.

Default value: N/A

Example: snap test

Server filename String/Expression/Suggestion

Required. Specify the file name for Anaplan server.

Default value: N/A

Example: customerl.csv

Overwrite file Checkbox

Select this checkbox to overwrite the Anaplan server file. If deselected, an error is displayed if the file with the same name already exists.

Default status: Selected

Override server settings Checkbox/Expression

Select this checkbox to override the settings saved on Anaplan's server for Separator, Text Delimiter, Header Row, and First Data Row.

Default status: Deselected

Separator Dropdown list Required. Select the column separator for the Snap to use. The available options are:
  • TAB
  • Anaplan server might ignore this setting and try to auto detect.
  • Ensure that the separator settings in the Snap match the contents of the uploaded file. Else, an error message, Could not find separator in the file: <File name> is displayed.

Default value: TAB

Example: COMMA

Text delimiter Dropdown list Required. Select the the text delimiter for the Snap to use. The available options are:
  • NONE
Note: Note that the Anaplan server might ignore this setting and try to auto detect.

Default value: DOUBLE_QUOTE

Example: NONE

Header row Integer/Expression

Required. Specify the integer value indicating the header row for the binary input. Note that the Anaplan server might ignore this setting and try to auto-detect.

Default value: 0

Example: 8

First data row Integer/Expression

Required. Specify the row in your data file where you want the actual data records to begin for the binary input.

Default value: 1

Example: 8

Retry limit Integer/Expression

Required. Specify the maximum number of connection retry attempts to make in case of a connection failure. If the retry attempts exceed the configured value, the pipeline execution fails and an error message appears.

Default value: 3

Example: 8

Retry interval (seconds) Integer/Expression

Required. Specify the minimum retry time interval in seconds. Enter the time interval for the Snap to retry a connection request after a failed connection. The time increases exponentially between failures. For example, if the timeout is set to 3 seconds, the first timeout is at 3, the second is at 4.5 etc.

Default value: 3

Example: 6

HTTP timeout (seconds) Integer/Expression

Required. Specify the connection timeout value in seconds. In case of a connection failure, the Snap aborts the pipeline execution. For example, if the HTTP timeout is set to 30 seconds, and the Snap fails to establish a connection until 30 seconds, the pipeline logs a timeout exception and aborts execution.

Default value: 60

Example: 30

Snap execution Dropdown list
Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes. Available options are:
  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

Default value: Execute only

Example: Validate & Execute

Temporary Files

During execution, data processing on Snaplex nodes occurs principally in-memory as streaming and is unencrypted. When processing larger datasets that exceed the available compute memory, the Snap writes unencrypted pipeline data to local storage to optimize the performance. These temporary files are deleted when the pipeline execution completes. You can configure the temporary data's location in the Global properties table of the Snaplex's node properties, which can also help avoid pipeline errors due to the unavailability of space. Learn more about Temporary Folder.


Upload data to Anaplan workspace