Compressing Files for Uploading

LiveRamp strongly recommends compressing files before uploading them to LiveRamp. Compressing files:

  • Reduces transfer time

  • Saves storage space

  • Makes it simpler to detect when files are not completely transferred (incomplete files will fail to decompress)

Warning

LiveRamp cannot accept password-protected compressed files. For additional security options see Encrypting Files for Uploading.

Warning

LiveRamp does not accept multiple files archived together for transfer. That is, any .zip or .tar.gz files should, when decompressed, result in one file. Contact your LiveRamp representative if this will be a problem for you.

LiveRamp can accept these file compressions:

  • gzip (.gz)

    Tip

    Gzip is LiveRamp's preferred compression type.

  • 7z (.7z)

  • ZIP (.zip)

  • tar (.tar.gz, .tar.lzma)

    Caution

    .gz or .lzma are required in concert; .tar alone is not accepted.

Caution

EU data files can only use gzip.

All of these compression types can be automatically decompressed once automated ingestion is set up.

The original and compressed files should have the same file name, minus different file extensions. For example, a compressed file with the file name "filename.txt.gz" should result in a file with the file name "filename.txt" when decompressed.

Caution

Be sure to name your file correctly before compressing it. See Naming Files for Uploading for more information.