As the number of datasets and projects you have grows it can be difficult to make changes to them and keep them all in sync. Fortunately data.world allows you to select and edit multiple datasets or projects at one time. As with editing any resource, you can edit multiples of any project or database to which you have write permissions. The edits you can make are to the metadata for the resource--you cannot edit the data itself.
This feature does not currently support:
Editing catalog resources (e.g., Business Term, Dashboard, etc.)
Modifying the contributors to a dataset
Modifying relationships to/from catalog resources
From the global navigation sidebar, select "Data" to edit your datasets or "Analysis" to edit your projects:
Then click through to either your or your company's datasets, or your or your company's projects. From there you'll have a new option in the top right menu to edit multiple datasets or projects.
You can also filter the items in the list prior to editing them by narrowing them down with the search bar.
Select Edit multiple... and you'll see the same resources listed out, but this time with checkboxes next to each item. Only resources that you have "write" access to will show in this list (the previous screen showed all viewable resources). This allows you to fine-tune the resources you wish to edit. Select resources, and then click the edit button (lower right). There is currently a limit of 100 resources that can be edited at one time.
It is important to remember that many organizations will have different kinds of metadata that they will be interested in editing. We have therefore separated metadata by the owning agent (user or organization). This allows you to get a better understanding of how you are impacting potentially very different teams.
The simplest data, which is included on every dataset is tags. Every dataset/project has at least an "Overview" section which includes the ability to edit the "Tags" field.Additionally, when dealing with datasets, the user may choose to change the license type of multiple resources:
There are a few options when editing a field like this. Users can Add, Replace or Clear tags.
Many organizations, however, have more complicated metadata profiles, and allow for more complicated metadata to be associated with datasets and projects. When an organization has defined a metadata profile, then the edit interface will adapt to the profile. For a complicated organization, there may be many fields divided into various sections.
"Status" is a standard concept that organizations will likely use for their datasets and projects.
Other fields are simple text fields. In this case, you may either elect to not change the current value, or to replace the value entirely.
To "clear" the value, select replace and leave the field blank
Some fields have complicated hierarchies of values. Those are often separated into their own section. In this case, the user can "Add", "Replace" or "Clear" the attribute.
Once you have set all of the values you want to change, click "Review" in the lower right. You will then be presented with a list of changes to confirm. At any point, you can go to a previous step to make changes. When you are satisfied with your changes, select Confirm ... changes.
If you made changes to different sections (e.g., those owned by yourself and those owned by your organization) the changes shown are unique to each section.
If you want to add tags to all resources in every section for example, you would need to make the change in each section.