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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

I don't see any duplication to this, so yeah, I made this guide.


What is cloud data?

Cloud data is a feature in Scratch 2 that allows for data from a project to be saved and shared online. You can use cloud data to make surveys and other projects that store numbers over time.

Who can see the data stored in cloud data?

When you interact with a project using cloud data blocks, your information can be stored along with your username, and others can view it. Each project keeps a log of who interacted with it and any data they shared.

Why is cloud data currently limited to only numbers – with no strings or lists?

The current site is limited to numbers in variables as an initial step to work out any issues with their use on the site. Scratch Team plan to roll out cloud data features incrementally. If the infrastructure is working well, they plan to add other features (cloud lists, support for strings, etc.).

If I see someone post inappropriate content using cloud data, how do I report it?

Click the “Report this” button (under on the project player) to report inappropriate content in cloud data. The report form includes a link to a log of all cloud data in that project and who left it - you may want to take look at it before sending your report. Make sure that you mention “cloud data” when you type your reason in the report.

Can I make chat rooms with cloud data?

While it is technically possible to create chat rooms with cloud data, they are not currently allowed. The Scratch Team will reconsider this policy once they have a better sense of our capability for moderating and managing reports on cloud data.

How do I add a cloud variable when I'm making a project?

When you make a variable, you can check the box that says “Cloud variable.” Any data you store will be saved on the server and visible to others.

Who can change the information in a cloud variable?
Only your project can store data in its cloud variable. If people change or remix your code, it creates a different variable in their project with the same name.

I am logged in, but I still cannot use projects with cloud data. What is going on?

You need to have become a “Scratcher” on the website to have access to cloud data. You can become a Scratcher through actively participating on the website. Check out this guide to see how to become a scratcher. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/34888/

Is it possible to make multiplayer games with cloud data?

Multiplayer games may be difficult to create, due to network speed and synchronization issues. However, some Scratchers are coming up with creative ways to use the cloud data for turn-by-turn and other games.

How long does it take for cloud data to reach another Scratcher?

It depends. If both Scratchers have a reasonably fast Internet connection (DSL/Cable), and there are no restrictive firewalls on the computers/network, updates should be transmitted in milliseconds. However, a lot of computers have firewall software running in them, and if the firewall software blocks outgoing connections to TCP port 531 and TCP port 843, the time-lag becomes one-second. Scratch Team are currently trying to figure out ways in which they can work around this limitation.

What's the maximum amount of cloud data? And what it contains?

Currently, cloud data has been stripped down to only (up to 10) cloud variables that can contain only integers. This means that cloud variables, unlike regular variables, cannot contain letters.

What's the character limit?

A character limit of 10,240 digits per variable has also been implemented, which translates to 300.7 KB of cloud data storage per project. The Scratch Team says they want to configure the server bit-by-bit to add new features incrementally.



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chacharosie8888
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

Great guide, I think I will suggest it to be stickied.
scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data


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DrKat123
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

scratchinghead wrote:

Eh, pleae don't post blank posts to increase post count or to “bump” a topic. Just type bump. Easy !

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

DrKat123 wrote:

scratchinghead wrote:

Eh, pleae don't post blank posts to increase post count or to “bump” a topic. Just type bump. Easy !
Why? Isn't it the same as typing bump?

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

I create a topic explaining cloud data like months ago but it never got noticed. :(
Oh.

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

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SeeGe24
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

Thanks scratchinghead. If there is/ever is any way that has been formulated to make a cloud list please let me know.
DrKat123
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

scratchinghead wrote:

DrKat123 wrote:

scratchinghead wrote:

Eh, pleae don't post blank posts to increase post count or to “bump” a topic. Just type bump. Easy !
Why? Isn't it the same as typing bump?
It can cause confusion and it's waaaay better to type bump rather than
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Which becomes invisible when posted. Anyways, a good guide! This should be ITopiced

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TheAwesomeMaster
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

Nice guide! It sounds a lot like the FAQ though.

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

TheAwesomeMaster wrote:

Nice guide! It sounds a lot like the FAQ though.
xD I copy it from the FAQ page…

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TheAwesomeMaster
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

scratchinghead wrote:

TheAwesomeMaster wrote:

Nice guide! It sounds a lot like the FAQ though.
xD I copy it from the FAQ page…

Oh, okay. XD

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

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scratchinghead
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

Bump

Darnnnnnn 60 second rule…

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chuckdaboss
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

I requested this to be stickied

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Paddle2See
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

Great guide! I added it to the Helpful Topics list

Thanks for making it.

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PrincessPanda_test_
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ITopic: A Guide To Cloud Data

Paddle2See wrote:

Great guide! I added it to the Helpful Topics list

Thanks for making it.
But I made it first!














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