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The Source page is the normal starting page when working with the HXL Proxy's interactive interface. The HXL Proxy can read from any publicly-accessible online data source. It understands data in two formats:
- Comma-separated values (expects "," as the separator, and UTF-8 as the character encoding).
- Excel .xls or .xlsx format (allows specifying a tab by number).
The HXL Proxy home page allows you to enter a URL directly (e.g. for CSV data from an API), or to choose from HDX, Google Drive, or Dropbox using an interactive browser.
See Special URL handling for information about special support for URLs from HDX, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
- Tab # — the tab number (1 or higher). Applies only if the source is an Excel workbook.
- Verify SSL certs — if unchecked, skip verification of SSL certificates. This is useful for working with data on servers with self-signed certificates. Checked by default.
Advanced software developers may choose to use the API instead of defining transformations via forms.