Datahub JS SDK Tutorial

This tutorial helps you to get starting with DataHub JS SDK for data deployment.



You need to have NodeJS (>= 7.6) and NPM.


The datahub-client is a JS library to communicate with the DataHub platform:


The data.js library is a lightweight library providing a standardized interface for accessing data files and datasets:



npm install datahub-client data.js --save

Deploy data

Prepare the test data and user credentials

  1. Here is a Sample dataset on Github. Please, download and unpack it.

  2. Make sure you have configurations file at ~/.config/datahub/config.json.

:::info If you don't have it, you need to generate using our CLI tool. After running data login command, credentials can be found at ~/.config/datahub/config.json. :::

Push code example

const {DataHub, config, authenticate} = require('datahub-client')
const {Dataset} = require('data.js')

async function pushDataset(datasetPath) {
  // First, authenticate user
  const apiUrl = config.get('api')
  const token = config.get('token')
  const response = await authenticate(apiUrl, token)
  if (!response.authenticated) {
    console.error('Your credentials expired or missing.')
  // Load dataset that we want to push
  const dataset = await Dataset.load(datasetPath)
  // Create an instance of the DataHub class, using the data from the user config
  const configs = {
   ownerid: config.get('profile') ? config.get('profile').id : config.get('id')
  const datahub = new DataHub(configs)

  // Now use the datahub instance to push the data
  const res = await datahub.push(dataset, {findability: 'unlisted'})


Note: findability: could be 'unlisted', 'published' or 'private'.

This is an example of correct console output:

{ dataset_id: 'username/finance-vix',
  errors: [],
  flow_id: 'username/finance-vix/1',
  success: true }

If you get any errors - change the debug option: datahubConfigs = {debug: true, ...}, to see the detailed log.

Get data from the datahub

Getting data is much easier, because you don't need to authorize for it (except for the private datasets).

const datahub = require('datahub-client')
const {Dataset} = require('data.js')

const dataset = await Dataset.load(datasetUrl)
const resources = await datahub.get(dataset)

Dataset.load() takes a path to the data package and returns a dataset object: https://github.com/datahq/data.js#datasets

datahub.get() method accept the dataset object and returns an array with resources from it.

Each resource in the resources is the special File object from the data.js lib: https://github.com/datahq/data.js#files

The end

Congratulations! Your program can now deploy and get the data from the DataHub! To learn how to do a lot of other things, please read the full documentation here: https://github.com/datahq/datahub-client

For any questions you have - please visit our gitter channel.