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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)

API calls overview

The API allows HTTP GET, HTTP POST, and HTTP DELETE calls.

GET is used to retrieve data (JSON format), POST is used to add/update data (for example, adding a new alert subscriber), and DELETE is used to delete data (for example, deleting a user).

All of the GET API calls can be easily tested with a browser (just paste the full URL and you will receive the JSON output on your screen).

For POST and DELETE, you will have to use cURL, write your own code, or use the tools available for working with REST API calls.

The paths presented here are relative to the root path of Redash.

For example, if my Redash is located at and I'm interested in the API located at /api/alerts, then the full URL will be

Let's make an example API call to retrieve the query details of the query with id=7034. I will...