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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 operations

Redash offers a convenient way for working on your queries (yep, it's not just writing the query in the editor or pasting it from the Stack Overflow) in the form of operations. These operations can and will save you time when dealing with multiple queries over multiple Data Sources, and in collaboration between several teams. We will cover the core operations it offers in the following subsections.

Creating a query

To create a query, we can click on Create | Query from the top menu, which will take us to the create the New Query screen.

For this example, we will be using Redash's internal Data Source, called Redash metadata.

Select it using the Data Source selector (element #2...