Data Connectors (LlamaHub)


A data connector (i.e. Reader) ingest data from different data sources and data formats into a simple Document representation (text and simple metadata).


Once you’ve ingested your data, you can build an Index on top, ask questions using a Query Engine, and have a conversation using a Chat Engine.


Our data connectors are offered through LlamaHub 🦙. LlamaHub is an open-source repository containing data loaders that you can easily plug and play into any LlamaIndex application.

Usage Pattern

Get started with:

from llama_index import download_loader

GoogleDocsReader = download_loader('GoogleDocsReader')
loader = GoogleDocsReader()
documents = loader.load_data(document_ids=[...])


Some sample data connectors:

  • local file directory (SimpleDirectoryReader). Can support parsing a wide range of file types: .pdf, .jpg, .png, .docx, etc.

  • Notion (NotionPageReader)

  • Google Docs (GoogleDocsReader)

  • Slack (SlackReader)

  • Discord (DiscordReader)

  • Apify Actors (ApifyActor). Can crawl the web, scrape webpages, extract text content, download files including .pdf, .jpg, .png, .docx, etc.

See below for detailed guides.