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Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By : Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon
Book Image

Redash v5 Quick Start Guide

By: Alexander Leibzon, Yael Leibzon

Overview of this book

Data exploration and visualization is vital to Business Intelligence, the backbone of almost every enterprise or organization. Redash is a querying and visualization tool developed to simplify how marketing and business development departments are exposed to data. If you want to learn to create interactive dashboards with Redash, explore different visualizations, and share the insights with your peers, then this is the ideal book for you. The book starts with essential Business Intelligence concepts that are at the heart of data visualizations. You will learn how to find your way round Redash and its rich array of data visualization options for building interactive dashboards. You will learn how to create data storytelling and share these with peers. You will see how to connect to different data sources to process complex data, and then visualize this data to reveal valuable insights. By the end of this book, you will be confident with the Redash dashboarding tool to provide insight and communicate data storytelling.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Configuration and setup

In order to experience Redash to its fullest, after installing it, you need to run some configurations, for example, for users and emails.

Email configuration

Redash uses email as part of user management (password reset and so on) and as a destination for alerts to be received at.

After your first setup, when you log in to Redash, you will see the following notification telling you that your email has not yet been configured, which means that you can't enjoy all the features of Redash:

The email configuration resides inside an env file.

We can use the find or locate Linux command to find where exactly the env file resides on our machine.

By default (in case you used based installation...