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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

Using Webforms

The Webform connector is a tabular data input mechanism, similar to a spreadsheet, that stores data directly into a dataset in Domo Vault. It is very useful for capturing user parameter inputs for calculations and lookup tables for Magic ETL and Blend processing.

Creating a Webform dataset

Follow these steps to create a dataset linked to a Webform:

  1. Click on the DATA option on the main menu.
  2. Click on the CLOUD APP sub-menu item, which takes you to the Data Connectors page.
  3. Enter Webform in the Search Connectors box.
  4. Click on Connect in the Domo Webform cloud app connector tile, as shown in Figure 2.17:

Figure 2.17 – Domo Webform connector tile

  1. Enter the dataset title.
  2. Click on New Column and enter the column name.
  3. Set the data type of the column name by clicking on abc and selecting the type.

    Important Note

    The Auto detect type, when selected, will use the type of the column values in row 1 to cast...