I'm sure there's a better way to accomplish this, but my goal is to generate a .csv file from a running notebook, and have it accessible by API.

In the main program, I'm exporting the data like so:


From there, I'm able to access it and expose it using

CloudDeploy[APIFunction[{}, StringForm[CloudImport["outputFile.csv","Text"]]],Permissions->"Public"]

When I do a CloudImport in a notebook (as text), the data looks correct. But when I open it in the API, it is quoted and appended with [<||>]

Is there a better way to do this? How can I prevent the additional characters from being added? In the end I just want an external consumer to access and process the data.


  • $\begingroup$ also, I can't CloudImport as "CSV" because the output will just be a Mathematica Array. $\endgroup$
    – Rick R
    Nov 3 '14 at 5:58
  • $\begingroup$ Well, it doesn't exactly solve the problem, but it helps with my problem. I think I can skip the additional API step by doing CloudExport[csvTable,"CSV","outputFile.csv",Permissions->"Public"]; $\endgroup$
    – Rick R
    Nov 3 '14 at 6:47

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