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Remote repository file browser for custom models and tasks

Availability information

The remote repository file browser for custom models and tasks is off by default. Contact your DataRobot representative or administrator for information on enabling this feature.

Feature flag: Enable File Browser for Pulling Model or Task Files from Remote Repositories

Now available as a preview feature, you can browse the folders and files in a remote repository to select the files you want to add to a custom model or task. When you add a model or add a task to the Custom Model Workshop, you can add files to that model or task from a wide range of repositories, including Bitbucket, GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, S3, GitLab, and GitLab Enterprise. After you add a repository to DataRobot, you can pull files from the repository and include them in the custom model or task.

To use the remote repository file browser:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Model Registry.

  2. Click Custom Model Workshop, click either the Models or Tasks tab, and select a model or task from the list.

  3. Under Assemble Model or Create Estimator (in the Tasks tab), click Select remote repository.


    If the Model or Estimator group box (in the Tasks tab) is empty, select a Base Environment for the model or task.

  4. In the Select a remote repository dialog box, select a repository in the list and click Select content.

  5. In the Pull from GitHub repository dialog box, select the checkbox for any files or folders you want to pull into the custom model.

    In addition, you can click Select all to select every file in the repository, or, after you select one or more files, you can click Deselect all to clear your selections.


    This step uses GitHub as an example; however, the process is the same for each repository type.


    You can see how many files you have selected at the bottom of the dialog box (e.g., + 4 files will be added).

  6. Once you select each file you want to pull into the custom model, click Pull.

    The added files appear under the Model header as part of the custom model.

Updated May 16, 2024