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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)

Creating the visualization

After we have saved the query (and given it a meaningful name instead of New Query; in our case, it's visualizations_by_type), we can create a visualization for it.

The table with the query results inside it is also considered a visualization.

From within the query source (if you're not in query edit mode, click on Edit Source), click on +New visualization:

You will see the Visualization Editor window, where you can the Visualization Type (and optionally give your visualization a name):

Here is an example of Word Cloud, which is a Visualization Type (as you can see, you only need to provide the column from which the Word Cloud is generated):

And here is a much more classic visualization of the chart. Note that this is in preview mode, so the visualization is changed automatically after you select a different type. However, it's not...