Each DSS project contains a Wiki.

You can use the Wiki of a project:

  • To document the project’s goals

  • To document the project’s inputs and outputs

  • To document the inner workings of the project

  • As a way to organize your work with your colleagues

  • To keep track of planned future enhancements

The DSS wiki is based on the well-known Markdown language.

In addition to writing Wiki pages, the DSS wiki features powerful capabilities.


All the pages of the Wiki are organized in a hierarchical taxonomy. Each article can have a “Parent” article (articles can also have no parent and be attached to the root of the hierarchy).

The taxonomy can be browsed in order to get a quick overview of your Wiki

Home articles

Selected articles can be made available in the “Getting started with DSS” sliding panel on the homepage of DSS users. It is recommended to use this feature to put on the homepage a few articles related to your particular onboarding / getting started (for example: where is the data, who to ask for help, …)

Home articles are controlled by global DSS administrators, from the “Administration > Settings > Theme & Customization” page

Publishing an article on the dashboard

There is a specific dashboard insight to show a Wiki article on the dashboard.

Wiki Export

Wiki articles can be exported to PDF files in order to propagate information inside your organization more easily.

Wiki exports can be:

  • Created and downloaded interactively through the wiki user interface

  • Created automatically and sent by mail using the “mail reporters” mechanism in a scenario

  • Created automatically and stored in a managed folder using a dedicated scenario step


The graphics export feature must be setup prior to being usable.

If you are running Custom Dataiku, follow Setting up DSS item exports to PDF or images to enable the export feature on your DSS instance. If you are running Dataiku Cloud Stacks, you do not need any setup.

Interactive usage

Export an article directly from a wiki article.




The following options are available:

  • Export :

    • Whole wiki : export the entire wiki of the project.

    • Article and its children : export the current article and the entire hierarchy beneath it.

    • Article only : export the current article.

  • Page size : determines the dimensions of the page.

  • Export attachments : generates a zip file containing the selected articles as a PDF, along with any attachments. Linked DSS items are not exported.

Automatic usage

In a scenario, there are two ways to create wiki exports, with the same options available as the interactive export:

  • Create a “wiki export” step that allows you to store an export in a local managed folder.

  • With a mail reporter and a valid mail channel, you can select a “wiki export” attachment. The wiki will be attached to the mail


Page break

There will be a page break between each article in the exported document.

It is also possible to manually insert page breaks in specific places by using the thematic break markers --- or <hr>.