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Welcome to the OtasML Add New Dataset Page documentation. This guide will walk you through the process of adding a new dataset to the OtasML platform using a CSV file. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to upload and configure your dataset for use in your machine learning operations.


  • An active OtasML account.
  • Access to the OtasML platform.
  • A CSV file that meets the required specifications.

Step-by-Step Guide

  • Step 1:
    • Log in to your OtasML account.
    • On the left sidebar, click on Data Source.
  • Step 2: 
    • You will see a list of supported data source types. Currently, our system supports CSV files.
    • Click on CSV File.
  • Step 3:
    • On the CSV File view all page, click on the Add New button.
  • Step 4:

On the Add New Dataset page, you will see several fields to configure your new dataset. Complete each field as described below:

  • Datasource Name
    • Default Value: None
    • Description: Choose meaningful and descriptive Data Source names to identify and differentiate your data source from others effectively.
  • FileDefault Value: None
    • Description: Please select one CSV file for upload, ensuring it does not exceed the maximum allowed size of 1GB.
    • Note: The size of the file is dependent on your license.
    • Additional Note: It is not allowed to upload any other type than CSV files. Also, ensure that your CSV file does not have . (dot) in the column names or any special characters in the file name.
  • Encoding
    • Default Value: utf_8
    • Description: Encoding to use for UTF when reading/writing (e.g., ‘utf-8’).
  • Separators (Delimiters)​​​​​​​
    • Default Value: ,
    • Description: Please write how the data items are separated in your CSV file.

Step 5: 

  • Review the details you’ve entered to ensure accuracy.
  • Click the Upload button to upload your CSV file and save the dataset configuration.


  • Q1: Can I upload files other than CSV?
    • A1: No, currently only CSV files are supported for upload.
  • Q2: What should I do if my file size exceeds 1GB?
    • A2: Ensure that your file is within the size limit according to your license. If it exceeds, consider splitting the file into smaller parts or upgrading your license.
  • Q3: Can I use special characters in my CSV file name or column names?
    • A3: No, special characters in file names and . (dot) in column names are not allowed.


  • Issue: Unable to upload the CSV file.
    • Solution: Ensure the file size is within the allowed limit and the file name or column names do not contain special characters or . (dot). If the issue persists, contact support.
  • Issue: File encoding issues.
    • Solution: Ensure you have selected the correct encoding type (e.g., utf-8). If the problem continues, contact support.

Contact Support

If you need additional help, please contact our support team at support@otas.ai, or please feel free to use our contact us form.

Last update: June 16, 2024


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