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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 dashboard

From the top menu, click on Create and choose Dashboard.

You will see a pop-up menu where you have to enter the dashboard's name (in this example, quick dashboard will be used as the dashboard's name):

After filling in the name, you will get to a new dashboard window (which is also in an Unpublished state, meaning that only you can see it).

Click on Add Widget to start adding visualizations to this dashboard:

In the Add Widget window, we first need to select the query from which the results/visualizations will be taken, and afterwards we need to select the specific visualization itself (again, note that the table is also a visualization):

For this example, we add both Table and Chart, and the resulting dashboard will look like this:

We can click on Apply Changes to save it.

Even though the dashboard is saved, it doesn't mean that everyone...