Understand the Data Visualization user interface

CDP Data Visualization enables you to explore data and communicate insights across the whole data lifecycle by using visual objects. The web-based user interface provides user-friendly, clear and intuitive navigation in Data Visualization.

The default CDP Data Visualization homepage contains the following main items:

  1. The main navigation bar offers you direct access to the following interfaces and actions:
    • Home
    • SQL
    • Visuals
    • Data
    • Search
    • Notifications center
    • Settings
    • Help
    • User management
  2. The statistics banner shows the number of queries, connections, datasets, dashboards, apps, and total views in your Data Visualization instance.
  3. The preview area provides quick access to the following items:
    • Recent queries
    • Recent connections
    • Recent datasets
    • Favorites
    • Items you last viewed
    • Items you recently created
    • Overall most popular items
    • Sample dashboards
  4. The homepage side menu bar offers you access to the following functions:
    • NEW SQL takes you to the Data Connection interface, where you can compose a SQL query.
    • NEW DASHBOARD takes you to the Dashboard Designer interface, where you can create new dashboards and visuals.
    • NEW APP takes you to the App Designer interface, where you can build and style custom applications from existing dashboards and visuals.
    • Over the last 7 days... shows statistics on how many dashboards, apps, and datasets were created.
    • In the LEARN section, you can find the following information:
      • Get Started points to help content embedded in the tool.
      • What's New in opens a modal window showcasing new features.
      • Documentation opens this product documentation library.

If you need more information about the UI, see Cloudera Data Visualization homepage.