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Is it possible to connect local data to ESRI's python live sandbox?

Question asked by DdubGIS on Feb 8, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2018 by CDow-esristaff

I'm new to Python so bear with me. To learn how to start doing some of my ArcMap workflows in python, I started using ESRI's live sandbox ( I'm able to do a few things in python using the files on my ArcGIS online account.


I'm now trying to get familiar with pandas. With ESRI's sandbox, is it possible for me to read in a CSV file that is on my local C drive? When I tried to read the csv file using an approach in a tutorial (e.g., pandas.read_csv('C:\\Users\\myname\\Documents\\Python_Test\\CDC.csv')), I kept getting the "FileNotFoundError" error.


If I can read in local files, are there any security concerns I should be aware of?