CARTO User Manual

CARTO User Manual


The Data Explorer section in the Workspace allows users to explore their data warehouse(s) and data observatory subscriptions as well as creating maps from their data.

From Connections tab, select a connection to view content (database/project(s), schemas/datasets, and tables) from top to bottom in a collapsible tree. If you haven’t registered a connection yet, you will see the following page.

Data Explorer cartodw

If you want to create a connection you can use the Add new connection button that appears at the bottom of the tree in the Connection tab.

Data Explorer add new connection

From Data Observatory tab, you can access the different Data Observatory datasets you subscribed to. If you haven’t subscribed to any dataset yet, you will see the following page.

Data Explorer no subscriptions

In the same way, you can use the Add new subscriptions button from Data Observatory tab, in order to add a subscription from the Spatial Catalog.

Data Explorer add new subscriptions

This dataset is added as any other table in the Data Explorer. Meaning, that you can access the map and data preview of the table as well as creating a map in Builder.

When you select a connection to view the content (database/project(s), schemas/datasets, and tables/tilesets), you will be able to perform three actions through the buttons on the top right corner: Import, Refresh and Grid view.

Data Explorer new buttons

The Import button will allow you to import your data into the available connections through two different methods: Local or Remote.

Data Explorer import icon

The Refresh button will allow you to update any change in the collapsible tree/view page.

Data Explorer refresh icon

You can also change the page view. By default the view is displayed as a table.

Data Explorer grid view

When you click on the Grid view button, your content will be displayed as cards.

Data Explorer list view

In order to search for an specific content (database/project, schema/dataset or table/tileset), you can use the search bar to type what you are looking for.

Data Explorer search bar

You can also check the number of results that you are currently viewing on the list.

Data Explorer order arrow

Click on the up/down arrow if you want to sort alphabetically in ascending or descending order.

Data Explorer number results

From the list, you can also check whether it is a table or a tileset from the Type column.

Data Explorer type dataset

Once your table or tileset is selected, you can check the full path of the table/tileset and click on the Copy qualified name link to copy it. You can also move through the path by clicking on the different folders (database/project and schema/dataset) or go back to the previous page by clicking on the arrow on the top left corner.

Data Explorer breadcrumbs