Creating Datasets

Follow these steps to create a dataset in the Data interface:

  1. On the main navigation bar, click Data.
    Click DATA on main nav
  2. Click New Dataset near the top of the screen.

    starting a generic dataset
    Creating a New Dataset
  3. In the New Dataset modal window, specify the following values.

    • Under Dataset tile, specify the name of the new dataset.

      We used Another Census Dataset.

    • Under Select database, scroll the list of connected databases to select the correct database.

      We used samples.

    • Under Select table, scroll the list of tables to select the correct data table.

      We used census_pop.

    new dataset modal window with extended interface
    Naming the New Dataset, and Specifying the Database (Connection) and Table
  4. Click Create.
Note that you can now see the new dataset under the Datasets tab.
New dataset done
Confirming the New Dataset

To find the dataset in the future, you can scroll through the list of datasets on the connection, or use the Search box at the top of the page.

Tip. This linked video demonstrates how to connect to your data source, create a dataset, and join multiple tables to enrich your dataset.