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Data Democratization with Domo

By : Jeff Burtenshaw
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Data Democratization with Domo

By: Jeff Burtenshaw

Overview of this book

Domo is a power-packed business intelligence (BI) platform that empowers organizations to track, analyze, and activate data in record time at cloud scale and performance. Data Democratization with Domo begins with an overview of the Domo ecosystem. You’ll learn how to get data into the cloud with Domo data connectors and Workbench; profile datasets; use Magic ETL to transform data; work with in-memory data sculpting tools (Data Views and Beast Modes); create, edit, and link card visualizations; and create card drill paths using Domo Analyzer. Next, you’ll discover options to distribute content with real-time updates using Domo Embed and digital wallboards. As you advance, you’ll understand how to use alerts and webhooks to drive automated actions. You’ll also build and deploy a custom app to the Domo Appstore and find out how to code Python apps, use Jupyter Notebooks, and insert R custom models. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to use Auto ML to automatically evaluate dozens of models for the best fit using SageMaker and produce a predictive model as well as use Python and the Domo Command Line Interface tool to extend Domo. Finally, you’ll learn how to govern and secure the entire Domo platform. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained the skills you need to become a successful Domo master.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Section 1: Data Pipelines
Section 2: Presenting the Message
Section 3: Communicating to Win
Section 4: Extending
Section 5: Governing

Importing data from Excel and CSV files

One of the most common activities is to intake data from Excel or CSV files into Domo. This enables you to get data from a wide variety of sources. We'll see how to do that in the following sub-sections.

Loading your Excel data into the Domo cloud

We'll start with loading data from Excel files:

  1. Download this example Excel worksheet of sample Shopify Order data:
  2. Log in to your Domo instance:
  3. Click the Data option on the main menu.
  4. Click on the Cloud App sub-menu item, which takes you to the Data Connectors page.
  5. Enter excel in the Search Connectors box.
  6. Click on Connect in the Microsoft Excel cloud app connector tile.
Figure 2.3 – Microsoft Excel connector tile

Figure 2.3 – Microsoft Excel connector tile

  1. Then click on GET THE DATA button.
  2. In the Details section of the Upload Spreadsheet...