What should I put for expected update frequency?

This metadata field indicates how often you expect the data in your dataset to be updated. It should reflect the frequency with which you believe your data will change. This can be different from how often you check your data. It includes values like “Every day” and “Every year” as well as the following:


  • Live – for datasets where updates are continuous and ongoing
  • As needed – for datasets with an unpredictable, widely varying update frequency
  • Never – for datasets with data that will never be changed

We recommend you choose the nearest less frequent regular value instead of “As needed” or “Never”. This helps with our monitoring of data freshness. For example, if your data will be updated every 1-6 days, pick “Every week”, or if every 2 to 9 weeks, choose “Every three months”.