Is there an alternate way to find the dataset id, other than using Chrome browser ->inspect element ??

Thanks in advance.

  • Where in wave are you trying to do this ? Please understand that it becomes easier to answer questions if they contain enough detail and context. May 29, 2015 at 11:02
  • @SamuelDeRycke: any programmatic way would be great, say via API.
    – GjA
    May 29, 2015 at 11:48

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If you go to https://{YourInstance}/insights/web/lens.apexp , you will get the JSON Viewer for all your dashboards , lenses & edgemarts (datasets)..

the edgemart section will have the dataset name , alias and the unique id.

you can check this reference for more details on the JSON viewer and where all you can use JSON to extend some of the analytics cloud functionalities..


based on your comment, if you are looking for a programmatic way to get the dataset details, you can refer the Analytics Cloud Dataset Utils library.

In specific look into the DataSetDownloader class getXMD method which has some reference on how to get Edgemart / Dataset details

  • this is a manual process, and I am expecting something that can be fetched programmatically - say via API. Any info regarding this would be great !!
    – GjA
    Jun 1, 2015 at 5:23
  • @Glames I hv updated my answer with some reference.. hope it helps Jun 1, 2015 at 11:39

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