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Actionable Insights with Amazon QuickSight

By : Manos Samatas
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Actionable Insights with Amazon QuickSight

By: Manos Samatas

Overview of this book

Amazon Quicksight is an exciting new visualization that rivals PowerBI and Tableau, bringing several exciting features to the table – but sadly, there aren’t many resources out there that can help you learn the ropes. This book seeks to remedy that with the help of an AWS-certified expert who will help you leverage its full capabilities. After learning QuickSight’s fundamental concepts and how to configure data sources, you’ll be introduced to the main analysis-building functionality of QuickSight to develop visuals and dashboards, and explore how to develop and share interactive dashboards with parameters and on-screen controls. You’ll dive into advanced filtering options with URL actions before learning how to set up alerts and scheduled reports. Next, you’ll familiarize yourself with the types of insights before getting to grips with adding ML insights such as forecasting capabilities, analyzing time series data, adding narratives, and outlier detection to your dashboards. You’ll also explore patterns to automate operations and look closer into the API actions that allow us to control settings. Finally, you’ll learn advanced topics such as embedded dashboards and multitenancy. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with QuickSight’s BI and analytics functionalities that will help you create BI apps with ML capabilities.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Amazon QuickSight and the AWS Analytics Ecosystem
Section 2: Advanced Dashboarding and Insights
Section 3: Advanced Topics and Management

Configuring security controls

QuickSight supports row-level and column-level security controls. In this section, we will learn how to add security controls to our datasets.

Adding column-level security controls

In certain cases, BI developers might want to restrict access to specific columns to protect sensitive data (such as personally identifiable data). Once a BI developer adds column-level security, only the allowed users will be able to view and access the restricted column. By default, when you share a dataset with another user, you give them access to all columns of this dataset. Therefore, you will need to add column-level security controls if you need to restrict certain columns. To add column-level security, you can select the Column-level security option.

Figure 3.19 – Column-level security

You will then see the list of columns in your dataset. You will notice that by default, users and groups with access to the dataset have access...