Adding data from a connection to a project

A connected data asset is a pointer to data that is accessed through a connection to an external data source.

You create a connected data asset based on a specific relational table or view, a set of partitioned data files, or a file that is accessed through the connection to the data source.

You can also add a folder asset that is accessed through a connection in the same way. See Add a folder asset to a project.

To add a data asset from a connection to a project:

  1. Click Add to project > Connected data.
  2. Select an existing connection asset as the source of the data. If you don’t have any connection assets, return to Add to project, and select Connection and create a connection asset.

  3. If necessary, enter your personal credentials for locked data connections that are marked with a key icon (the key symbol for connections with personal credentials). This is a one-time step that permanently unlocks the connection for you. After you have unlocked the connection, the key icon is no longer displayed. See Adding connections to projects.

  4. Select the data you want and click Select. For partitioned data, select the folder that contains the files. If the files are recognized as partitioned data, you see the message This folder contains a partitioned data set.
  5. Add a name and description.
  6. Click Create. The asset appears on the project Assets page.

Watch this video to see how to create a connection and add connected data to a project.

Figure 1. Video iconCreate a connection and add connected data to a project
This video shows you how to create a connection and add connected data to a project.

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