Preview the simplified navigation and Discover page

This May, data.world’s navigation is getting more powerful and even easier to use – we’re adding a Discover button! Preview the changes today to discover all the resources you have access to with a single click.

Screenshot of data.world Discover page. The familiar search page shows a list of all the resources you have access to, available via the Discover left hand navigation. In this screenshot, Discover is highlighted in purple and a Preview banner is at the top of the page.

  • Discover will be added to the navigation to show you all the resources that you can find.
  • Data, Analysis, and Glossary will be removed from the navigation.


The Discover experience transforms the empty search page into an actionable entry point for all of your resources—whether organization-owned or in the open community.

Screenshot of data.world Discover page on the All tab. After a prompt to "Search for bookmarks, resources, or people" there is a list of your recently viewed resources. In this screenshot, Discover is highlighted in purple and a Preview banner is at the top of the page.

Switch to the All tab to reference up to 25 of your recently viewed resources and jump back in where you left off.


Look for the Preview banner to try out the new navigation and Discover experience today. Review the updated documentation or share your feedback.

Coming Soon: Improved Home Page

In March, a new and improved home page is coming to data.world.

Screenshot of the data.world new home page, featuring sections to quickly navigate to your organizations, recent activity, pending alerts, and more.

The new home page will feature personalized views to help you quickly access resources and view alerts. It will also give you a reliable home base to explore and come back to.

Screenshot of the data.world new home page, featuring sections for a new user with Getting Started tips and links to helpful resources.

To preview the new home page experience, look for the coming soon banner when you log into data.world.

Screenshot of the data.world current home page, with a feed of recent activity in the center and quick links on the side.

The New Organization Profile Page

The new and improved Organization Profile Page is the default landing page for all organizations across data.world.

Learn about the Core Navigation changes that redirect all organization-specific links to this page, or watch the walk-through videos to learn about the updated functionality you'll find here.


enterprise Enterprise Organizations

Create and manage organization-level resources and connections in a consolidated experience—tailored to your level of access. Discover data faster with custom filters and advanced search syntax for all catalog resources and glossary terms.


community Community Organizations

Share information about your organization with the data.world community, curate datasets and projects, and manage memberships—all from the Organization Profile Page.


improvement Organization-level Connections

Create and manage database connections for your organization as an admin—whether syncing data to your Community datasets or collecting catalogs as an Enterprise organization.


Coming Soon: Core Navigation Changes

In January, the updated Organization Profile Page will replace existing organization-specific landing pages with a consolidated experience.

Organization members and admins will be able to search, create, and manage resources, collections, members, connections, and more in one place.

Informational banner which reads "Updates to the organization page are coming soon. Check out what this page will look like in the new version."

Landing pages that will be replaced with the new Organization Profile Page will feature a banner with a link to preview the new experience.


The organization landing page will redirect to the new Organization Profile Page.

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The current organization landing page, featuring large tiles with different resource types.
The new organization profile page, with multiple tabs of information and more details.


Organization-specific library and list views will redirect to the Resources tab on the new Organization Profile page, with more advanced filtering options.

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The current organization data catalog, with simple rows of tables and minimal filter options.
The new organization resources tab, with more information on each table and advanced filtering options.


For enterprise organizations, the Glossary landing page will redirect to a new Glossary tab on the Organization page, also with improved filtering options.

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Edit multiple resources from Organization Profile Page

Organization admins can now edit multiple resources directly from the Organization Profile Page.

Community organizations support editing multiple datasets or projects that match the filters in the Resources tab.

A community organization with multiple datasets has access to edit them directly from the Resources tab.

Enterprise organizations also support editing multiple analyses, business terms, or tables.

An enterprise organization with multiple datasets and catalog resources has access to edit them directly from the Resources tab.

Coming Soon: Organization Profile Updates

The Organization Profile Page is getting a facelift this week to offer more intuitive navigation, stronger support for custom catalog types, and richer discovery features. 

Browse the Overview tab for quick links to different resource categories in your catalog. The quick link tiles will take you to a filtered presentation of the new Resources tab. This view operates much like the main search page with support for facets and advanced search syntax, all scoped to your organization's resources. 

Searching for open data? Community organizations will now also have these search and filter options available on the new Resources tab.


🚨 Default Behavior Change: PATCH API endpoints 🚨

The data.world public API supports several options for programmatically making updates to resources on the platform. PATCH is a method for making partial updates to individual records, such as adding tags, changing a description, or modifying a title.

In the next two weeks, we will be making a change to the way PATCH endpoints modify list values. We outline these changes below.


Existing Merge Behavior

Lists are merged with existing values on PATCH requests

  1. A dataset has tags: [tag A , tag B
  2. A PATCH request is sent to /datasets/democorp/my-example-dataset with body: { "tags": [ "tag C", "tag D" ]  }
  3. The dataset is updated to reflect tags: [ tag A, tag B, tag C ,tag D]
  4. A PATCH request is sent to /datasets/democorp/my-example-dataset with payload: { "tags": []  }
  5. No change is applied and the tags remain: [ tag A, tag B, tag C ,tag D]


New Replace Behavior

Lists replace existing values on PATCH requests

  1. A dataset has tags: [tag A , tag B
  2. A PATCH request is sent to /datasets/democorp/my-example-dataset with body: { "tags": [ "tag C", "tag D" ]  }
  3. The dataset is now updated to have tags: [ tag C ,tag D].  tag A and tag B have been removed.
  4. I send a PATCH request to /datasets/democorp/my-example-dataset with body: { "tags": []  }
  5. The dataset has been updated to remove all tags.


Why we are making this change

Today, PATCH can be used to add, modify, or remove fields for all non-list values. With the current merge logic, items can only be appended to list values using PATCH. As a consequence, if you want to remove or reorder the items in a list, you must use the PUT method, which does not support partial updates and requires a full overwrite of the existing record. The new logic to overwrite list values will allow users to make partial updates to records that remove or modify the order of items in the list without needing to modify the entire record.

This new logic primarily impacts tags, file labels, collections, and multi-select custom metadata fields.

Advanced Search Builder + New All Results Tab

This week, our search page got a face lift and we unveiled new tools for searching on data.world.

Explore data.world's rich advanced search syntax with the Search Builder tool on our main search page. This friendly form helps you construct more complex searches with multiple filters, logical operators, categories, and custom metadata fields. The Search Builder can be accessed by selecting the "Advanced" option above the filters list on the main search page.

This release also includes changes to our main search page. You'll notice a new layout on the All Results tab that shows the top 3 search hits by type for your term. This tab now shows more results per page and gives users a high level overview of the types of resources they can find on the platform. Hover over the circular "i" icon for more details about the result. More targeted results can be viewed on the Resources tab. You'll also notice changes to the category tabs at the top of the page. Resources, Organizations & People, Comments, and Columns each have their own tailored search experience.

The new search experience is available today for select users and will be available for all users early next week.

Beta: Postgres Proxy

We're happy to announce the beta release of our new Postgres Proxy support. Our goal is to allow any BI and data science tools which support PostgreSQL, to connect to directly with data.world. No 3rd party integration support required!

data.world provides a federated engine to query data from multiple data systems simultaneously, at the source. By using Postgres Proxy, it’s now easier than ever to extend these capabilities to your favorite analysis tools for quickly accessing and creating value from data.

To connect to data.world using the proxy, simply create a new PostgreSQL connection, configured as follows:

host: postgres.data.world
port: 5432
user: {your data.world user id}
pass: {read/write token}
db:   agentid/datasetid

You can find your read/write token in the user settings. If you have any issues or questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Note: for single tenant customers, set host to postgres.{site}.data.world.

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