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Creating a Data Set Using Amazon S3 Files

To create a data set using one or more text files (.csv, .tsv, .clf, or .elf) from Amazon S3, create a manifest that Amazon QuickSight can use to identify the files you want to use, and also the upload settings needed to import them. When you create a data set using Amazon S3, the file data is automatically imported into SPICE.

You must grant Amazon QuickSight access to any Amazon S3 buckets that you want to read files from. For information about granting Amazon QuickSight access to AWS resources, see Managing Amazon QuickSight Permissions to AWS Resources.

Use the following procedure to create an Amazon S3 data set.

  1. Check Data Source Limits to make sure that your target file set doesn't exceed data source limits.

  2. Create a manifest file to identify the text files you want to import, using one of the formats specified in Supported Formats for Amazon S3 Manifest Files.

  3. Either save the manifest file to a local directory or upload it into Amazon S3.

  4. On the Amazon QuickSight start page, choose Manage data.

  5. On the Your Data Sets page, choose New data set.

  6. In the FROM NEW DATA SOURCES section of the Create a Data Set page, choose the Amazon S3 icon.

  7. For Data source name, type a name for the data source.

  8. For Upload a manifest file, do one of the following options:

    • To use a local manifest file, choose Upload and then choose Upload a JSON manifest file. In Open, browse to a file, select it, and then choose Open.

    • To use a manifest file from Amazon S3, choose URL, and enter the URL for the manifest file. To find the URL of a pre-existing manifest file in the Amazon S3 console, navigate to the appropriate file and choose it. A properties panel displays, including the link URL. You can copy the URL and paste it into Amazon QuickSight.

  9. Choose Connect.

  10. To prepare the data before creating the data set, choose Edit/Preview data, otherwise choose Visualize to create an analysis using the data as-is. If you choose the former, you can specify a data set name as part of preparing the data. If you choose the latter, a data set with the same name as the manifest file is created. To learn more about data preparation, see Preparing Data.