Bright Data’s ‘Request a Custom Dataset’ feature offers a streamlined and tailored approach to data acquisition. This guide outlines the steps to request and obtain a custom dataset suited to specific needs.

Step-by-Step Process


Initiate Request

  • Access: Navigate to the ‘Request Datasets’ section to begin your custom dataset request.

Specify Data Requirements

  • Details: Select specifics for your dataset, applicable for single or multiple requests.

Setup and Review

  • Sample Dataset: Create and review a sample dataset.

  • Schema Review: Review and adjust the AI-generated schema or upload a custom schema in JSON format.

  • Approval: Click ‘Approve Schema’ after making necessary adjustments.


Review Data Sample

  • Examine Sample: Assess the AI-created dataset sample to ensure it meets your criteria.

  • Format Options: Download the sample in JSON or CSV format for detailed review.

  • Approval: Click ‘Approve Sample’ to confirm it meets your requirements.


Define Data Collection Scope

  • Scope Options: Choose from ‘All Content’, ‘Part of the Website’, or ‘Unique URLs’.

  • Detailing: Provide an estimate of unique product records and specific collection details (e.g., ‘all TVs in Electronics’).

  • Confirmation: Click ‘Approve Scope’ to finalize your selection.


Set Validation Rules

  • Rules Configuration: Set parameters for minimum and maximum records, record completeness, and limits for crawl errors.

  • Quality Assurance: These rules ensure data accuracy and integrity.

  • Finalize: Click ‘Approve Rules and Complete Review’.


Complete Request and Proceed to Payment

  • Final Review: Ensure all details are accurate and complete.

  • Payment: Click ‘Continue’ to proceed to the payment step.


Payment Process

  • Billing Details: Enter your billing information.

  • Payment Method: Select your preferred payment method.

  • Confirmation: Complete the payment to initiate the data sample preparation.


Order Confirmation and Tracking

  • Confirmation: Receive order confirmation with a ‘POC’ badge for easy tracking.

  • Tracking: Use the ‘Track Your Request’ feature to monitor progress.


Data Collection Progress

  • Behind the Scenes: The system is actively collecting and validating data from the target website.

Data Sample Review

  • Notification: Receive an email or dashboard notification once the data sample is ready.

  • Validation Results: Review the validation results for data accuracy and integrity.

  • Sample Review: Examine the data sample for quality and relevance.

  • Options: Download the sample, report issues, or proceed to purchase the full dataset.


Purchase Options

  • One-time Purchase: Acquire the current dataset snapshot immediately.

  • Subscription: Opt for regular dataset updates with a recurring charge.


Finalizing the Full Dataset Request

  • Decision: Choose the appropriate purchase option based on your needs.

  • Completion: Confirm the order and expect to receive the full dataset as per the estimated timeline.