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Download a large volume of transactions in AvaTax to a zip file

As of June 28, 2021, Avalara customers that need to download large numbers of transactions ( up to 20 million transactions) can now use the product's new feature to download the transactions into a compressed zip file and access the information via a report.

How to download multiple transactions into one compressed zip file 

NOTE: The report referenced in this topic is generated as a *.gz compressed file. If you are using a Macintosh computer, you can open *.gz compressed files. If you are using a Windows machine, you must use a free, third-party Zip utility to open the *.gz compressed file. Examples of a free, third-party Zip utility are: 7Zip, WinRar, and WinZip.

In AvaTax:

  1. On the Reports page, above Generate and download report, check Compress the file for high-volume transactions (recommended)
    NOTE: This checkbox is available only if you are exporting reports.
  2. Then click Generate and download report.
  3. Once the report is downloaded, unzip the zip file to view the transactions. You can generate a report with up to 20 million transactions using this zip file feature.

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    NOTE: The report referenced in this topic is generated as a *.gz compressed file. If you are using a Macintosh computer, you can open *.gz compressed files. If you are using a Windows machine, you must use a free, third-party Zip utility to open the *.gz compressed file. Examples of a free, third-party Zip utility are: 7Zip, WinRar, and WinZip.