How to upload data to Celonis Snap?

There are many ways you can upload your own data to Snap and start your way to Process Mining Excellence, which we will discuss in this post. While the Celonis Intelligent Business Clouds allows to connect your Salesforce, SAP and many more systems to automatically mine your process, this is not the case with Snap. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some alternatives.

Upload a CSV/XLSX file

If your event log is in a CSV or XLSX format, you can use the Quickstart to upload it directly to Snap.

Just log into your Snap environment, and click on “New Project”.

The list of all our Quickstart options will appear. Click on “Upload XSV/XLSX file”.

The CSV/XLSX upload window will appear. You can either drag your file to the designated area or click on “Select File” to browse your computer and choose the file you wish to upload.

Pro tip: If you don’t have a CSV/XLSX, you can toggle “Use Sample File”, or click on the “Download Sample File” and use that file instead.

Once you uploaded your file, you need to specify if your Sheet has a headers row, how the fields are separated and some other formatting settings like the Thousand separator and Decimal separator. You can also edit a specific field by clicking on it, modifying it and clicking on “Save” to save your edits. Once you’re done, click on “Next” to continue with the configuration.

You will also need to specify the Case ID, Activity and Timestamp of your file. These three are the foundational elements of Process Mining.

  • Case ID: Unique identifier of an item that goes through several activities during a process.

  • Activity: A stage in a process. A process consists of many activities.

  • Timestamp: The time of occurrence of a particular activity.

We will take care of the rest and build an initial Analysis for you to start Process Mining. Behind the scenes we are making the necessary transformations and creating a Data Model for your file.

Once done, you’ll see your Workspace with the Analysis we built ready to start. Simply click on “Analyse your sample eventlog” and get started! Or click on “Learn how to build your own analysis” to learn more and become a Process Mining expert!


Upload XES file

Uploading an XES file is extremely easy. Just log into your Snap environment, and click on “New Project”.

From there, click on “Upload XES File”.

The XES Upload page will appear. From there, you can either drag your XES file to the specified area or click on “Select File” to browse your device for the .XES file.

You will need to specify the Case ID, Activity and Timestamp of your file. These three are the foundational elements of Process Mining.

  • Case ID: Unique identifier of an item that goes through several activities during a process.

  • Activity: A stage in a process. A process consists of many activities.

  • Timestamp: The time of occurrence of a particular activity.

Once you’re done, click on “Next”

We will take care of the rest and build an initial Analysis for you to start Process Mining. Behind the scenes we are making the necessary transformations and creating a Data Model for your XES file.

Once done, you’ll see your Workspace with the Analysis we built ready to start. Simply click on “Analyse your sample eventlog” and get started! Or click on “Learn how to build your own analysis” to learn more and become a Process Mining expert!


Connect a Google Sheet file

With our Google Sheet connector, it’s never been easier to get your own data to Celonis Snap. All you need is the URL of the Google Sheet you want to import into Snap.

Log into your Snap environment, and click on “New Project”.

The list of all our Quickstart options will appear. Click on “Google Sheets”.

The Quickstart Google Sheets page will appear. In the field, paste the URL of the Google Sheet you want to import into your Snap environment. You will need to Sign in with Google to access the Google Sheet that you want to import.

Pro Tip: If the Google Sheet is private, you will need to Sign in with your Google account that has access to it. We won’t store your credentials or any other data, it’s just an authentication Google needs to give access to the Google Sheet. If the sheet is Public, just sign in with any Google Account.

After Signing in with Google, you will see the Available Sheets of the link you pasted. Select the desired Sheet and click on “Next”. You can also search Sheets by name using the “%” character followed by the name of the Sheet. When you’ve selected the desired Sheet, click on “Next”.

Once you’ve imported your sheet, you need to specify some formatting settings like the Thousand and Decimal separators. Once you’re done, click on “Next” to continue with the configuration.

You will need to specify the Case ID, Activity and Timestamp of your file. These three are the foundational elements of Process Mining.

  • Case ID: Unique identifier of an item that goes through several activities during a process.

  • Activity: A stage in a process. A process consists of many activities.

  • Timestamp: The time of occurrence of a particular activity.

Once you’re done, click on “Next”

We will take care of the rest and build an initial Analysis for you to start Process Mining. Behind the scenes we are making the necessary transformations and creating a Data Model for your file.

Once done, you’ll see your Workspace with the Analysis we built ready to start. Simply click on “Analyse your sample eventlog” and get started! Or click on “Learn how to build your own analysis” to learn more and become a Process Mining expert!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them here and we will get to you very fast.

Happy Process Mining!