, name, api_key=None, client=None, **kwargs)[source]

Upload a file to Civis.

buf : file-like object or str

The file or other buffer that you wish to upload. Strings will be treated as paths to local files to open.

name : str

The name you wish to give the file.

api_key : DEPRECATED str, optional

Your Civis API key. If not given, the CIVIS_API_KEY environment variable will be used.

client : civis.APIClient, optional

If not provided, an civis.APIClient object will be created from the CIVIS_API_KEY.

**kwargs : kwargs

Extra keyword arguments will be passed to the file creation endpoint. See post().

file_id : int

The new Civis file ID.


If you are opening a binary file (e.g., a compressed archive) to pass to this function, do so using the 'rb' (read binary) mode (e.g., open('', 'rb')).

Warning: If the file-like object is seekable, the current position will be reset to 0.

This facilitates retries and is used to chunk files for multipart uploads for improved performance.

Small or non-seekable file-like objects will be uploaded with a single post.


>>> # Upload file at a given path on the local filesystem.
>>> file_id = file_to_civis("my_data.csv", 'my_data')
>>> # Upload file which expires in 30 days
>>> with open("my_data.csv", "r") as f:
...     file_id = file_to_civis(f, 'my_data')
>>> # Upload file which never expires
>>> with open("my_data.csv", "r") as f:
...     file_id = file_to_civis(f, 'my_data', expires_at=None)