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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)

Adding a new Redash Data Source

To add a new Data Source, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the settings icon in the top-right header:
  1. On the settings page, under the Data Sources tab, click on the + New Data Source button:
  1. Select the desired Data Source from the displayed list, or start typing the Data Source name in the text box to filter the supported Data Sources list, and then select your Data Source from the narrowed list (in the following screenshot, we started typing sql, and you can see the filtered Data Sources that match the sql substring in regards to their names):
  1. Fill in the necessary information about your Data Source.

All Data Sources can be used on a hosted Redash and a self-hosted Redash, except for Python (still in beta) Data Sources, which can only be used on a self-hosted Redash.

When using a hosted Redash, most of the time the traffic is firewalled...