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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)

Tips and tricks

When you want to quickly test whether a certain visualization is suitable for your needs, but you don't have the time to create the long and complex query that will provide you the necessary results in the format the visualization expects, you can simply mock the result set and do your quick and dirty test.

Here is an example, Suppose I want to test the funnel visualization. I know that the funnel expects a column for the Funnel Steps and another column for the Funnel Step Value. I select the internal Redash data source, called Redash metadata (no worries, we don't need anything from the data in the data source itself), and execute the following query:

SELECT 'Bought Stop Watch' AS fun_step,
10000 AS
(SELECT 'Bought Running Shoes' AS fun_step,
8000 AS
(SELECT 'Bought Running Shorts&apos...