Retrieve ZIP from URL

kavuchkavuch Member Posts: 6 Contributor I
edited November 2018 in Help
Is it possible to import a ZIP file from a URL?
There is the Loop Zip-File Entries-operator from the package Web Mining, but it seems to require a file from a local directory.
Can I store a ZIP from a URL on my local machine and process it afterwards?


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    Marco_BoeckMarco_Boeck Administrator, Moderator, Employee, Member, University Professor Posts: 1,996 RM Engineering

    yes you can :) See the example process below:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
    <process version="6.6.000-SNAPSHOT">
     <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="6.6.000-SNAPSHOT" expanded="true" name="Process">
       <process expanded="true">
         <operator activated="true" class="open_file" compatibility="6.6.000-SNAPSHOT" expanded="true" height="68" name="Open File" width="90" x="45" y="34">
           <parameter key="resource_type" value="URL"/>
           <parameter key="url" value="http://URL_TO_ZIP"/>
         <operator activated="true" class="loop_zipfile_entries" compatibility="6.6.000-SNAPSHOT" expanded="true" height="82" name="Loop Zip-File Entries" width="90" x="246" y="34">
           <process expanded="true">
             <operator activated="true" class="write_file" compatibility="6.6.000-SNAPSHOT" expanded="true" height="68" name="Write File" width="90" x="45" y="34">
               <parameter key="filename" value="C:\Users\USER_NAME\Desktop\Test\%{file_name}"/>
             <connect from_port="file object" to_op="Write File" to_port="file"/>
             <connect from_op="Write File" from_port="file" to_port="out 1"/>
             <portSpacing port="source_file object" spacing="0"/>
             <portSpacing port="source_in 1" spacing="0"/>
             <portSpacing port="sink_out 1" spacing="0"/>
             <portSpacing port="sink_out 2" spacing="0"/>
         <connect from_op="Open File" from_port="file" to_op="Loop Zip-File Entries" to_port="file"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
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    kc8g15kc8g15 Member Posts: 1 Contributor I

    How would you do this without coding and using operators?

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    MartinLiebigMartinLiebig Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 3,517 RM Data Scientist



    Did you have a look on Marco's process? This solves it in my eyes



    - Sr. Director Data Solutions, Altair RapidMiner -
    Dortmund, Germany
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