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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)

Redash API

Redash exposes the REST API for most of its features, allowing a lot of possibilities so that you can customize and extend it to meet your own needs.

As part of this chapter, we will cover the exposed API methods, as well as some real world ideas for their use.

API authentication

All of the API calls in Redash support authentication with an API key. Redash has two types of API keys:

  • User API Key: This has the same permissions as the user who owns it, and can be found on the user profile page. Click on Users in the top-right corner and choose Edit Profile:
  • Query API Key: This only has access to the query and its results, and can be found on the query page. Click on the query menu (1) and choose Show API Key ...