Introduction to User Interface

Interface Overview

Running Data Transformations

The Navigation and Libraries Tabs

 

 

Interface Overview

There are four main areas of the AnalyticsCanvas user interface:

 

Running Data Transformations

At the top left of the user interface, a series of run buttons allow you to control when AnalyticsCanvas runs, how much data it uses, and if it should write to outputs or not. This lets you control the development of your data transformation, and do some testing with a smaller preview sample of data before doing a full run as you are building your canvas.

Note: To use preview sets of less than one thousand rows, you can enter in decimals- for example, 100 rows would be 0.1 thousand rows.

 

The Navigation and Libraries Tabs

There are three key tabs in this area, which are used to add data to the canvases, to add blocks, and to navigate between the various areas of the project.

 

Data Sources

This tab allows you to make external data sources available by connecting to databases or files. You can quickly create the necessary import blocks by selecting one or more sources, and dragging and dropping onto the canvas.

 

Transform Blocks

This tab provides the block library of all blocks available. Blocks can be dragged from the library, and dropped where needed on the canvas. Depending on if you have the standard or professional edition, the blocks available will vary, with the professional edition having a much broader block library.

 

Canvas Navigator

This tab shows all the canvases and their relations to each other using a tree view. Clicking on a canvas makes it visible in the canvas area.