You can add data to a project at any time - either when creating it or at a later time - in one of three ways:
- Linking existing data.world datasets
- Uploading files directly to the project
- Creating a new project from an existing dataset
Linking existing data.world datasets
You can link datasets to a project when creating the project or later if you require additional data. For projects that already exist, you can link datasets from the project overview page and the project workspace.
Linking datasets during project creation
When creating a new project, you can click on the big Add Data prompt to connect any sort of data - including a linked dataset.
You will then have the option to Link a data.world dataset in the new window that opens:
After selecting that option, you can use the search bar and the tabs below to find datasets in your own library, among your bookmarks, or from the data.world community at large. Click on the question mark icon for some hints or see Using search for advanced search tips.
Simply click the Link button to the right of the dataset you would like to add. You can link as many datasets as you'd like. If you accidentally link one that you don't want, hover the mouse over the Linked button - it will changed to an Unlink button which you can click to remove the dataset from the project.
Linking datasets to an existing project
From the project overview page, click the Connect Datasets link within How do projects work? section, if available. Or from below the project description and summary section, choose Add data then data.world dataset.
You can also link datasets from the project workspace. From within the workspace, click the Add > Dataset button on the top left. Or from the home tab, click the Drag and drop, upload files or connect to a data source box.
Uploading files directly to the project
Uploading files and data directly to your data project is great for materials specific to the project such as images, documentation, and code. You can also add data this way, but because you cannot link projects to other projects, data is generally best placed within datasets to make reuse easier. You can add files directly to your project by clicking the Add button next to your Project directory header and selecting Project file:
Files added to the project are not visible anywhere else on data.world. If there are files that you want to access from more than one project, upload them to a dataset instead of a project. For information on other ways to add data to your project see the article Getting your data into data.world.
Creating a new project from an existing dataset
If you have data that might be used on other data projects, we recommend adding the raw data to a dataset and then linking that data to a project where you will do further analysis. This will allow you to link and access the dataset from multiple projects without having to import multiple copies of the data. For more information on making a new dataset, see Creating a dataset
To create a new untitled project and go straight to the project workspace, you can click on the Explore this dataset button from the dataset overview page.
If you'd like to create a new project based off the dataset and go through the initial project creation steps (e.g. giving the project a name and permission level and optionally adding a description and other data), then click on the dropdown arrow on the right of the Explore this dataset button and choose Create a new project.
You can also connect the dataset to an existing project from this overview page. To do that, click on the dropdown arrow on the right of the Explore this dataset button and choose Connect to existing projects to select from a list of available projects.