Upload files for use in a given project. Use this feature to load in source data, figures, images, etc.
Keep your sensitive values, like API tokens or passwords, secret by adding them as... Secrets. We store all Secrets in a highly-encrypted vault, which is only visible to other project Editors or Owners. All Secrets are fully redacted, making it impossible to accidentally leak them.
To access your Secrets call them directly in place of where you would hard code your credentials. In the example below, we're setting up a Snowflake connection and passing database details as Secrets.
You can configure environment variables to be injected into the kernel at startup. Environment variables aren't kept in the vault, nor are they redacted. This is primarily useful for things like connecting to Spark clusters, but opens the door to other customization of run environments as well. There are performance costs associated with using environment variables, so only use these if your project requries variables injected at kernel startup.
We also some built-in variables:
If a project has been set to run on a schedule, this variable is set
"logic", "app", or "scheduled"
Helpful if you want to restrict certain logic to only run while in App, Logic, or Scheduled run modes. As an example, use this if you have some debug logic that you don't want to run while a user is interacting with an app.
The Variable Explorer allows you to browse the objects generated in your code. For each object, we show you its name, type, and value.