Creating a dataset¶
Creating a dataset involves the following steps:
Step 1: Adding a source
When you create a dataset, you start with adding a source.
You can add a source to a dataset in the following ways:
- Retrieving a file from your computer, a URL, or an FTP server
- Retrieving an Opendatasoft dataset
- Configuring a remote service
Step 2. Configuring the connection to the source
To retrieve data from your source, you must establish the connection between this source and the Opendatasoft platform. For FTP, Google Drive, HTTP, and SharePoint, you can configure and save a new connection or reuse a saved connection.
Step 3: Configuring the source to make sure your data look good
From the preview, you can configure your source.
Step 4: Configuring the dataset standard metadata and access rights
From the Dataset information screen, you can configure the dataset title and technical identifier to keep or edit the default values. You can also set up the dataset access rights.
After you create a dataset, you can add a new source, or edit an existing source and its connection using the Sources tab of the desired dataset.