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Uploading data to Datashift

There are two ways to upload datafiles: connecting your files through Dropbox or uploading them directly from your computer.

1. Uploading directly from your computer

To upload a datafile from your computer:

  1. Within a project, click the "New Datafiles" button on the top right corner.
  2. Click on "Choose file" where it says Upload a file from your computer and select the file you want to upload.
    Upload a datafile to Datashift
  3. Click on "Upload" to upload your datafile.

2. Connect your Dropbox account

Connecting your Dropbox account to Datashift allows you to set up real-time data analysis. When your files update on Dropbox they automatically update in Datashift.

To connect your Dropbox account and upload a datafile:

  1. Click on your icon and dataspace name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Click on "My account settings" from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on "Integrations" from your account page and then click "Link Dropbox".
  4. Log in to Dropbox (if not already logged in) and select "Allow" for Datashift to be able to access your files and folders.
  5. Once your accounts are linked, go back to your project and click "Add data".
  6. Select "Dropbox", navigate to the file you want to upload then click "Upload".
Tip

Datafiles uploaded from Dropbox on not set to update in real-time by default. For real-time data updates from Dropbox files, on your project page hover over a Dropbox datafile and click on Options. Then click on Real-time, check Check this file for real-time updates and select the frequency in which Datashift will scan your Dropbox file for new data.