DataSift filtering allows you to extract the data you require from live feeds or from our Historics archive. There are two ways to build data filters on the platform.


CSDL is our filtering language. Using CSDL you can write incredibly precise filters combining any number of conditions. Take a look at our Quick Start Guide to start building your first filters.

Query Builder

Query Builder is a graphical tool which you can use to create filters in a browser. It offers a great way to start using the platform. Take a look at the Quick Start using Query Builder guide.

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Note you can embed Query Builder in your own application to help non-technical users to create filters. Take a look at our documentation on embedding Query Builder for more details.