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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)

Query editor overview

To get to the query editor, either click on Create New Query or click on an existing query (like the ones you found in the previous paragraph).

Let's look at an overview of all the components of the query editor:

  1. Metadata: This is the Query name, Tags, and Star (indicator of Favourite query).
  2. Data source selector: Here, we choose where the query takes the data from (refer to chapter on Data Sources, for more detail).
  3. Schema browser: This displays all the tables in the selected Data Source. The schema auto-refreshes periodically in the background, unless the user explicitly clicks on the refresh schema button. When clicking on a specific table, the schema expands to display its columns. In the upper part of the schema browser, you have the search box, which is where you can refine the schema according to the text you type. Clicking on the double...