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Get up to speed on the various terms used to describe the Flatfile Platform.


Another name for upload.

Custom field

A field of similar data that will essentially serve as a "pass-through" bypassing field mappings and any validations.

Data Hook

Javascript functions used to peform advanced data validations and/or transformations.

Data template

A schema that defines basic validations and the shape of the data that will leave Flatfile.


A column of similar data. For example, if you are accepting a full name, email address and phone number in your data, each of those would be their own field.


Refers to an individual record/row/line of data.


Similar to a database table.


The intersection of a specific record and field. Synonymous with cell.