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Import multiple items to a data layer

This guide assumes you have already connected a data source. Learn more about connected data sources. Note that you can also import multiple items from a data upload.


Select 'Admin' from the top menu


Select 'Browse Data Sources'


Select the datasets you wish to import into a single layer

You can do this by checking the box next to each data layer. 


Remove selected datasets by clicking 'Items Selected'

This will provide a list of all the datasets you have added. Un-check the box to remove a dataset, or click 'Deselect All' to remove all added datasets. 


Click Import 


Choose an owning group

The owning group will be used to manage data and access controls for users. 


Edit dataset permissions

After clicking 'Import,' you'll be taken to a 'Create New Layer' page, where you can edit the details for your imported data. 

The first thing to check is your data permissions. You can set permissions in two ways:

  • Public Access. You can set no access, standard public access, or a range of other advanced permutations.
  • Group Access. You can set view, download, and manage permissions for your existing Groups. 
The third setting is Site Administrators. This cannot be edited, but exists to remind users that all Site Administrators will be able to administer imported data. 


Edit dataset details

You also have the opportunity to edit other layer details, including title, description, license, and more. 


Click Import

You have two options for importing data.

  1. Import and Publish. This will enable users with access permissions to access your data on your live site. 
  2. Import as Draft. This will enable you and your team to QA data prior to wider publication. 

A note on data types

Each added dataset must be of the same type, with the same data schema. For example, for an image layer, all the items you choose must be images.

The same goes for other kinds of items, such as raster or vector layers. You couldn’t, for example, create a layer made of address points and road lines. Similarly, if you create a tabular layer, the list of attributes from each item you have used have to match.