Data Loading#

This section outlines the various ways you can upload data to your Squirro project.

There are two ways to load data into your Squirro project:

UI Data Loader#

The primary means of loading data into your project is the Squirro UI Data Loader.

For more information, see UI Data Loader.

Data Loader Reference#

For reference information about the Data Loader, see Data Loader Reference.

Data Connectors#

Connectors are the interface between an external data source and Squirro, delivering new content from the source system to Squirro automatically.

For more information about connectors, see Data Connectors.

Data Loader Command Line Interface Tool#

The Squirro Data Loader Command Line Interface (CLI) Tool is designed to extract data from various sources, including supported database types.

The Data Loader is called from the command line interface using multiple arguments.

See Data Loader CLI Tool for further reference information.

For a walkthrough of the Data Loader CLI Tool, see Data Loader Command Line Interface Tool Tutorial.

Data Loader Plugins#

The Data Loader can be extended using Data Loader Plugins.

Plugins can be used in your browser within the UI, or on the CLI.

See Data Loader Plugins for the full range of plugins.

How To Write a Custom Data Loader Plugin shows how to create a custom plugin.


Labels are fields within a Squirro item that includes structured metadata which describes the item.


Labels were previously referred to as facets in the Squirro UI. You will still see references to facets in the code, and in some places within the Squirro UI. All facets can be treated as labels.

For more information, see Labels.


Communities data can be uploaded to Squirro via a CSV or XLSX file. To learn more, see the Communities section page CSV and Excel Formatting for Upload.

Data Types#

For an overview of different data types supported by Squirro, see Data Types.

Format Strings#

Squirro supports format strings in many places within the software platform to specify how numbers and dates are displayed or processed.

To learn more, see Format Strings.

Date Format#

Squirro date formats are specified using a date format string.

See Date Format for more information.

How-To Guides#

This section includes the following how-to guides and tutorials:


For help with data loading issues, see Data Loading Troubleshooting.