Workspace Files basic usage

You can use the workspace UI to perform basic tasks like creating, importing, and editing Workspace Files.


All files present in a repository are synced as Workspace Files automatically when you clone a Git repository.

Create a new file

You can create a new file in the Databricks repo. Click the down arrow next to the repo name, and select Create > File from the menu.

repos create file

Import a file

To import a file, click the down arrow next to the repo name, and select Import.

repos import file

The import dialog appears. You can drag files into the dialog or click browse to select files.

repos import dialog
  • Only notebooks can be imported from a URL.

  • When you import a .zip file, Databricks automatically unzips the file and imports each file and notebook that is included in the .zip file.

Edit a file

To edit a file in a repo, click the filename in the Repos browser. The file opens and you can edit it. Changes are saved automatically.

When you open a Markdown (.md) file, the rendered view is displayed by default. To edit the file, click in the file editor. To return to preview mode, click anywhere outside of the file editor.