A workspace is a container that can hold collections, aliases, Query Lambdas, and other workspaces. In this way, workspaces are analogous to folders, whereas collections and Query Lambdas are analogous to files. Every resource must be part of exactly one workspace.
Workspaces can be created in the Rockset Console or by using the REST API directly. To create a workspace in the Rockset Console, select the "Add New" option in the "Workspace" dropdown menu during the creation of a new collection.
Workspaces can be nested — to create a nested workspace, use dots (".") to separate each workspace name. Creating a nested workspace will automatically create parent workspaces if not already present.
Workspaces are accessed by preceding the collection name in your SQL queries with a dot ("."). For
instance, the query
SELECT user_id, email FROM twitch_data.users will access the collection
users in workspace
To access nested workspaces, simply separate their names in your SQL queries with multiple dots
("."). For instance, the query
SELECT first_name, email FROM marketing.leads.web_signups will
access the collection
web_signups in nested workspace
By default, collections will be created in a workspace named
commons. Any collections
automatically created by the system (such as the
_events collection created with your
organization) will exist in the
If you do not specify a workspace when creating or querying collections, the workspace will be
implicitly assumed as
commons. For instance, the query
DESCRIBE users is equivalent to