Manage group settings

Group admins can configure how members of their group can use DataLab. Other than billing and license assignment, there are three aspects that can be managed through the general settings tab in the group admin settings, i.e.<group-slug>/settings.

With full capabilities or in Restricted Mode

For groups that subscribed to DataCamp through the website, DataLab runs with full capabilities: as an open platform, allowing users to upload custom datasets, connect to external data sources, install additional Python or R packages, and share their work with the world.

Users that are only in groups that run with full capabilities, can:

  • Create, rename and delete workbooks.

  • Upload and download files

  • Execute code and scripts (R, Python, SQL, Bash).

  • Share a workbook with other DataCamp users.

  • Install additional Python or R packages from GitHub, PyPi, CRAN, etc.

  • Access remote data sources and APIs through integrations.

  • Securely store secrets as environment variables.

For groups that purchased DataCamp through DataCamp's sales and customer success organization, DataCamp runs in “Restricted Mode”.

Users that are in one or more groups with Restricted Mode enabled, can:

  • Work only with pre-approved datasets, databases, and packages

  • Collaborate with group members only.

  • not upload files from their local file system

  • not set up new database connections

  • not access remote servers

  • not install new packages

  • not create publicly available workbooks

  • not share work with people outside of the organization

  • not access workbooks in groups that run with full capabilities.

For more details on Restricted Mode and switching modes, please contact support or your Customer Success Manager.

Access to AI assistant

DataLab features an AI assistant that lets users generate code based on prompts or explain and fix errors. This functionality is powered by large language models by OpenAI.

Group admins can toggle access to the AI Assistant:

Default group access

By default, newly created group workbooks will be private to the group member that created the workbooks. Group admins can change this, so that newly created workbooks are immediately accessible by other group members with viewer, commenter or editor permissions:

Control sharing permissions

By default, group members can share workbooks they create with the entire group or specific other group members, either as viewer, commenter or editor. Group admins can restrict these sharing capabilities, to disable sharing with the entire group, sharing with specific users or both. This can be useful e.g. in a context that workbook is used in an assessment/assignment/exam context.

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