Datasette Cloud provides teams with private, hosted Datasette spaces where they can upload data, collaborate on analysis and share the results.
Each space has its own site -
https://space-name.datasette.cloud/ - which can be accessed only by invited members of that space.
Spaces run in their own dedicated containers with encrypted volume storage that is backed up on a continuous basis.
Spaces have members, some of whom are admins. Admins can invite, remove and promote members.
First, sign in to Datasette Cloud. You can sign in using your Google account (recommended) or you can register an account with a username, email address and password.
You will need an invite code to create your space.
When you create a space, you can set its name, pick a URL for it and choose where in the world you would like it to be hosted. Pick somewhere geographically close to your team for the best performance.
Inviting your team
Once you have created a space, you can invite other team members to join it by entering their email addresses. They will receive an email with a link they can use to join the space.
There are several ways to import data into your new Datasette Cloud space:
- Import a CSV file to create a new table. You can upload a CSV file from your computer, or you can provide a URL to a CSV file hosted elsewhere on the internet.
- Configure your schema and full-text search. Click the cog icon on a table to configure its schema and full-text search settings. You can enable full-text search against specified columns, and you can configure the types and foreign key references for each column.
- Import data from an open data portal. Many local and national governments publish data to an open data portal. These often provide CSV files that can be imported into Datasette Cloud, or if they are running on the Socrata platform Datasette Cloud can import data directly from the portal's API, if you provide the URL to the data listing page.
- Use the Datasette Cloud API. The Datasette Cloud API can be used to programatically import data into your space.