Uploading files via the workspace

Files allow users to import or create files of various types in their workspace. Files can be scripts to work with data, documents, images etc. Files can be created and accessed in the Files tab and can be any type of file, including:

  • SQL (.sql)
  • source code
  • R files (.r)
  • LaTeX markup (.rwn)
  • Jupyter Notebook (.ipynb)
  • archives (.zip, 7z, .gz)
  • plain text (.txt)
  • image files (.jpeg, .png)
  • audio files (.wav)
  • Word documents (.docx)
  • PDF documents (.pdf)

Files can be both uploaded and downloaded and you can create files directly within the workspace, using the built-in editor.

To learn about file upload limitations, please consult the guidance for uploading article.

Uploading files using the web interface

When in the workspace, navigate to Add dropdown menu (shown by a + sign) and select ‘Upload File’. You can either drag and drop your files into the ‘Upload File’ panel or browse and select the file to upload. You can change the upload destination by using the link at the bottom left of the screen.

Alternatively, you can upload your files to your workspace Inbox where they can then be filed later. Before uploading, confirm that your data has no Personally Identifiable Information then click the ‘Upload’ button and your files will be uploaded into the selected folder.

The progress bar of the upload is shown at the bottom. On upload, all files go through an Inbound Airlock, where they are scanned for malware. Once the files have been uploaded, you can press 'x' to close the upload tab. Now you should be able to find your uploads either in the Files or the Inbox, depending or the destination you have previously selected.

Updated on July 9, 2021

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