Creating a dataset from a local file

Patrick Smith Updated by Patrick Smith

As a source of data for a dataset, you can add a file from your computer, a URL (a remote server or API), or an FTP server (using the FTP, FTPS, or SFTP protocol).

Note that files are limited to 240 Mo. If your file is too big, you can compress it before uploading it.

For more information on compressed or uncompressed file formats, see Supported file formats.

See these pages about using remote sources (URL, API, FTP) to create datasets, or use dedicated connectors.

Uploading a file from your computer

This method consists of directly uploading a file into the platform to attach a static file to a new dataset.

  1. In Catalog > Datasets, click on the New dataset button
  2. In the wizard that opens, under the Retrieve a file section, select From my computer 
  3. Either drop a file or click Browse to locate a file in your local filesystem
  4. From the preview of the first 20 records that appears, configure the source
  5. Configure the dataset information or use the prefilled values:
    • In the Dataset name field, enter the title for this dataset
    • In the Dataset technical identifier field, enter a meaningful identifier for this dataset
    • If you want anyone with access to your workspace to be able to explore the dataset, toggle off Access restricted to allowed users and groups

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