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Notebooks List

The Notebooks List displays a listing of all the notebooks in your current workspace.

Notebooks List

Notebooks are displayed in a directory structure. You can sort the list by name or modified time in ascending or descending order by clicking the respective column header. You can change the column width by clicking and dragging on the divider in the header bar between Name and Modified.

Clicking on a notebook opens it, and clicking on a directory expands or collapses it.


The current workspace can be set in the Storage Configuration.

Creating a new notebook

You can create a new notebook by clicking on the green plus sign green plus sign in the corner.

This will bring up the Create Notebook Dialog, where you can enter the notebook name. If a notebook with that name already exists, a number will be appended at the end of the filename.


Any slashes in the notebook name will place your new notebook in a directory (creating them if they don't already exist).

If you'd like to quickly create a new notebook inside of an existing directory, right-click on any directory and select New Notebook.

Additionally, Polynote will add an extension if you don't specify one. For example, typing in foo/bar/My Notebook will create a My Notebook.ipynb file and put it into a directory named bar, within a directory named foo.

Importing a notebook

Importing a notebook into Polynote is as simple as dragging and dropping the file onto the Notebooks List!

If you hover over and then drop your file into a sub-directory, your file will be imported into that sub-directory.

Dragging and Dropping a Notebook

Supported import formats

Polynote supports importing your existing Jupyter .ipynb files and Zeppelin .json files. Zeppelin files will be automatically converted into .ipynb files upon import.

Note that Polynote doesn't do any translation of the notebook contents, so any platform-specific features, such as Jupyter "magics" (like Toree's %AddJar) or Zeppelin's z.load syntax will need to be manually converted.

Rename, Copy, Delete

You can Rename, Copy, and Delete notebooks using the Context Menu, which you can bring up by right-clicking on a notebook.

Here's a demonstration of Renaming a notebook using the Context Menu. The Copy and Delete functions work rather similarly.

Renaming notebook using Context Menu