Creating a simple notebook in DataStax Studio

A notebook requires a name and a connection to a DSE cluster.


  1. Open the Studio server by entering http:/URI_running_DSE:9091/ in your web browser.

    studio launched

    DataStax Studio opens to the Notebooks page.

  2. Click the plus (+) to add a notebook.

    The Create Notebook dialog displays.

  3. Enter the notebook name.

  4. Select an existing connection or click + Add New Connection.

    The connection auto-fills if there is only a single connection.

  5. For a new connection, enter the connection information:


    Name of the connection from the notebook to a DSE cluster.

    Host/IP (comma delimited)

    The host names or IP addresses of the DSE cluster to connect to. All hosts must be in a single datacenter. Default: localhost.


    Optional: DSE username for logging in.


    Optional: DSE password for logging in.


    IP connection port. Default: 9042.

    For example, to connect to a single-node DSE cluster on the local host using the default port:

    My First Connection




  6. Click Test to verify the connection works.

  7. Optional: To configure a secure encrypted connection, select the Use SSL check box.

    The Truststore and Keystore fields display. See Using SSL connections in DataStax Studio.

  8. Click Save.

    A connection is created from the notebook to the DSE cluster.

  9. Select Create.

    The notebook displays with a single empty (default) cell in CQL edit mode. This can be changed to Gremlin, SparkSQL, or Markdown.

  10. The following steps show a Markdown example:

  11. In the default cell, change the drop-down to Markdown.

  12. Add some verbiage to the default cell:

    My Notebook
    Schema-aware content-assist improves productivity. Studio inspects your schema to make smart suggestions based on your data model. When you work with properties of a person, then you'll see suggestions for name and date_of_birth.
  13. Select Run Cell to render the marked down text.

  14. Create another Markdown cell.

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