The /s3/import Robot
We are happy to import from whatever storage solution suits you best.
/s3/import Robot imports whole directories of files from your S3 bucket.
||(required) String / Array of Strings||
GeneralSpecifies which Step(s) to use as the input to this Robot.
Special Step namesA special Step name is
Providing several Steps as inputYou can add arrays to
Step bundlingSome Robots can gather several Step results for a single invocation. For example, the /file/compress Robot would normally create one Zip file for each file passed to it. If you'd set
This is a crucial parameter for the /video/adaptive Robot, otherwise you'll generate 1 playlist for each viewing quality.
Keep in mind that all input Steps must be present in your Template. If one of them is missing, no result is generated because the Robot waits indefinitely for all input Steps to be finished.
Group by originalSticking with the /file/compress Robot example, you can set
DemoSee a demo for the
||(required) String||Please create your associated Template Credentials in your Transloadit account and use the name
of your Template Credentials as this parameter's value.
They will contain the values for your S3 bucket, key, secret and bucket region.
While we recommend to use Template Credentials at all times, some use cases demand dynamic credentials for which using
Template Credentials with their static nature is too unwieldy. If you have this requirement, feel free to use the following
||(required) String / Array of Strings||The path in your bucket to the specific file or directory. If the path points to a file, only this file will be imported. For example:
||Setting this true will enable importing files from subfolders and sub-subdfolders, etc. of the given path.
Please use the pagination parameters
||Integer||1||The pagination page number. To not break backwards compatibility in non-recursive imports, this for now only works when recursive is to
||Integer||1000||The pagination page size. this only works when recursive is to
||Possible array members are
Our /s3/import Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. Here are a few example scenarios that you can try live on our website:
- Import a specific file from S3
- Import an entire folder of files from S3
- Resize all images in an S3 bucket
Blog posts about the /s3/import Robot
We wrote the following posts about the /s3/import Robot on our blog:
- Kicking Transloadit Into Gear for the New Year February 1, 2015
- Introducing the new /s3/import Robot July 17, 2013
Did you know?
You can easily combine Robots to create powerful workflows, unique to your business.
This is the power of Transloadit.