What is a Dataset UID (or a Dataset 4x4)?

The dataset UID (Unique IDentifer) is the 4x4 of alphanumeric characters at the end of the dataset url. This is automatically generated by the platform.

Every dataset, working copy, chart, map and user account is associated with one. 

For example, this is a public dataset on https://evergreen.data.socrata.com with a UID of 4vqv-hxb7

https://evergreen.data.socrata.com/Other/Building-Permits/4vqv-hxb7

For tabular datasets that have an associated Primer page, this URL will direct you to that page. To go directly to the table view, add"/data" to the end of the URL, like this:

https://evergreen.data.socrata.com/Other/Building-Permits/4vqv-hxb7/data

Tip: If you have the unique ID of the asset (dataset, view, visualization) you can access it by using this short URL format: https://DOMAIN/d/4x4

Ex: https://evergreen.data.socrata.com/d/4vqv-hxb7

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