Have data on another site that you'd like to publish to data.world for easy sharing, collaboration, visualization, and querying? No problem! As long as you have a direct URL to the file with the accurate permissions for accessing it, data.world will be able to import it easily. This is a great solution for importing data from the web, data portals, cloud storage apps, GitHub, and API endpoints! Even better, if the files change at the source, you can come back to data.world to update it with the click of a link!
When adding files to a dataset, simply choose the Add file from URL option, input the direct sharable link (what is this?), and we'll pull the file content directly from that source. When the file changes at the source, simply return to the dataset on data.world, and click the Fetch latest link to pull in the most recent version.
If data.world encounters an issue with the source URL, we will display an error requesting you to update the link:
Looking for something more automated? See our tutorials for setting up automated or on-demand updates from your file sources on our api portal.