Data Lens Developer's Guide

Loading the Starter Pack

Data Lens comes with a 'starter pack' of sample datasets and queries which you can use to practise creating visualizations. This section describes how to load the starter pack into your Data Lens library. For details about each of the sample datasets available, see Sample Datasets.

Fastpath: Some of the sample datasets are visualized in Data Lens code examples. These include all the code needed to create the visualizations, which you can copy and use as the basis for your own apps.

To load the starter pack, send an authenticated POST, with an empty request body, to the following Data Lens REST API resource:{YOUR_APP_ID}&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}

The response is a JSON object that lists the IDs of all the sample datasets and sample queries added to your library from the starter pack:

    "kind": "datalens#starterpack",
    "datasets": [
    "request_id": "2d542161-6f0f-4107-c108-78209134b6de",
    "queries": [

Note that if any of the starter pack sample datasets or queries are already in your library, they will not be re-loaded.

To load the starter pack in Postman (see Using Postman):

  1. Paste the URL above into Postman's URL bar.
  2. Set the request type (next to the URL bar) to POST.
  3. Click Send.

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