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Loading Data#

The key to data ingestion in LlamaIndex is loading and transformations. Once you have loaded Documents, you can process them via transformations and output Nodes.

Once you have learned about the basics of loading data in our Understanding section, you can read on to learn more about:


  • SimpleDirectoryReader, our built-in loader for loading all sorts of file types from a local directory
  • LlamaParse, LlamaIndex's official tool for PDF parsing, available as a managed API.
  • LlamaHub, our registry of hundreds of data loading libraries to ingest data from any source


This includes common operations like splitting text.

Putting it all Together#