Step 4: Get your files and data¶
There are basically two strategies to working with data in Domino:
You can copy your data into Domino
If you are working with data that is on your local machine or in a shared server, you might want to upload your data into Domino.
You can query your data from Domino
If you have a large dataset stored in a database or data service, you may just need to query the database or the API for the data service.
In this tutorial, we will use the terminal in Rstudio to copy data into the project.
- If you have not done so, please complete Step 3 to start a Rstudio workspace.
Your starting file path is
/mnt. By default, this is considered the root of your Domino project. If you add or modify files in
/mnt, you can save them back to your project when you stop or sync the workspace.
Use the Tools > Terminal > New Terminal menu to open a Rstudio terminal.
In the new terminal, run the following command to fetch some data from the BMRS:
curl -o data.csv "https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=ajax/filter_csv_download/FUELHH/csv/FromDate%3D2019-09-15%26ToDate%3D2019-10-02/&filename=GenerationbyFuelType_20191002_1657"
Do a Full Sync to save the new file
Full sync will save any changes that were made in your workspace session back to your project. After clicking
Full Sync, Domino will show you which files have changed during your workspace session.
Enter an informative commit message, then click Continue with Sync.
Return to your project in Domino by navigating to a new browser tab. Then, navigate to the “Files” section of Domino. Notice that the raw data has been saved in the latest revision.