When a query component (such as the Google Analytics Query component) creates a temporary file in S3, what is the file's format?
We are exploring whether these S3 files, when 'Clean S3 Objects' is set to 'Off', could be accessed by other programs.
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Laura Malins —
The files are gzipped tab delimited. In theory they can of course be accessed by other programs. However other users have found it that unloading the table either via an S3 Unload or a Text Output better as they have the ability to transform the data and also these options give them more control over the file output