Generate dataset

Generate datasets to check the quality of your image annotations in a grid view. This feature works with images that were uploaded to SuperAnnotate or were linked from external storages.

Generate dataset

To generate a project’s first dataset:

  1. In Data, click Explore.
  2. In the popup, type a dataset version name (mandatory) and a version description (optional).
  3. Click Generate.


You can generate datasets only for Vector Projects.

If a project already has a dataset:

  1. In Data, click Explore.
  2. Click New Dataset.
  3. Type a dataset version name (mandatory) and a version description (optional).
  4. Click Generate.

When the dataset generation completes successfully, click the dataset version to go to Explore. Explore features all the project’s images.


The popup shows the following information regarding each dataset version: dataset name, dataset description (if available), number of images, and creation date and time.


  • You can't generate more than 50 datasets per project.
  • You can't generate multiple datasets at once per project.

Publish dataset

You can make a dataset public. Anyone with the link of a published dataset can see the dataset and run a query.

To publish a dataset:

  1. In the top right corner of Explore, click Publish.
  2. In the popup, click Publish.
  3. Click Copy link to copy the dataset’s link and share it.


  • When a dataset is published, a view count is displayed in the top bar. The view count is available in the editor and viewer modes.
  • The view count shows the number of users who have opened the public dataset’s link.


  • The URL expires 2 years after being generated.
  • When the dataset is updated, the viewers will also be able to see the changes.

Rename dataset version

To rename a dataset version:

  1. Click Explore.
  2. Hover over the version you want to rename.
  3. Click the edit button.
  4. Type the dataset version’s new name.
  5. Click Save.

Viewer mode

  • Viewers can see the view count in the top bar.
  • Viewers can't go to the editor when they click on an image.
  • Viewers can't see the following information: image name, image status, copy button to copy the image name, QA name, and Annotator name.
  • Viewers can't run a query with the following fields:
    • Instances (createdAt, createdBy, updatedAt, updatedBy)
    • Metadata (lastAction, annotatorEmail, qaEmail, status, pinned)
    • Comments
    • Folders

Unpublish dataset

To unpublish a dataset:

  1. In the top right corner of Explore, click Published.
  2. Click Stop publishing.


When a dataset is unpublished then published again, the previous URL will be invalid. So, you'll have to share the new URL.

Dataset statuses

A dataset can have 3 statuses: In progress, Complete, and Failed.

Dataset permissions

As a Team Owner, you can give a Team Admin permission to generate a dataset. Learn more.


Only Team Owners and Team Admins can generate and explore datasets.

Dataset limitations

  • You can't generate more than one dataset. Clicking Explore after generating a dataset will overwrite the current dataset.
  • You need at least 8 images in the project to be able to generate a dataset.

Delete dataset version

To delete a dataset version:

  1. In Data, click Explore.
  2. Hover over the version you want to delete.
  3. Click the delete button.
  4. In the popup, click Delete.

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