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Create a notebook

You can create a blank notebook or a copy of an existing sample notebook in your ArcGIS Enterprise portal if you have the privileges to create and edit notebooks. You can also add an existing notebook from your computer.

To create a blank notebook or a copy of a sample notebook, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in as a user with privileges to create notebooks.
  2. On the My Content tab of the Content page, click the Create drop-down menu.

    The Create a Notebook dialog box appears.

  3. Choose to create a blank notebook or a copy of an existing sample notebook from the options provided.
  4. Specify a title for your notebook; at least one tag; and, optionally, a summary of the notebook. If you're creating a blank notebook, choose which notebook runtime you want the notebook to use from the drop-down list. Designate a folder where the notebook will be saved.

    It's a best practice to include several tags and a descriptive summary to help members search for your notebook.

  5. Click Add Notebook.

    Your notebook opens.

  6. There is also a one-click option to create a notebook. On the top ribbon of the organization website, click Notebook. If prompted, select a runtime for your notebook and click Open. This will create and open a notebook and assign it a temporary title. You can add a title, tags, and summary on the notebook's item details page.

Add a notebook from your computer

If you have a notebook file (.ipynb) saved to your computer, you can upload it to your content. It will become an item, and its new item details page will open.

  1. Verify that you are signed in and have privileges to create content.
  2. From the My Content tab of the content page, click Add Item and click From my computer.
  3. Click the browse button and choose the notebook file on your computer.
  4. Type a title.
  5. If your organization's administrator has configured content categories, click Assign Category and select up to 20 categories to help people find your item. You can also use the Filter categories search box to narrow the list of categories.
  6. Type tags that describe your item. Separate the terms with commas (for example, Data analysis is considered one tag; Data, analysis is considered two tags). As you type, you can select any of the suggested tags that appear; suggestions are generated from tags you have added previously.
  7. Click Add Item.

Once you've added your notebook file, you will be taken to its item details page, and you can edit the item details and share it (if you have sharing privileges).

As with any other item, notebooks have an item page, where you can view and edit item details, modify settings, and share the item.