Binary file


A binary file is a computer file that's not a text file, and whose content is in a binary format consisting of a series of sequential bytes, each of which is eight bits in length.

You can use binary files from a Local upload, Amazon S3, or Azure Blob Storage in your data syncs.

Some benefits of using binary files include:

  • Better efficiency via compression

  • Better Security through the ability to create custom encoding standards.

  • Unmatched Speed, since the data is stored in a raw format, and isn't encoded using any character encoding standards, it's faster to read and store.

Example use case

You have a binary file that contains your Employee information. You want to use a batch sync to pull this info into a Cinchy table and liberate your data.

The Binary File source supports batch syncs.

Info tab

You can find the parameters in the Info tab below (Image 1).


Source tab

The following table outlines the mandatory and optional parameters you will find on the Source tab (Image 2).

The following parameters will help to define your data sync source and how it functions.

Next steps

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