GoodData demo workspace is available for all Free and Growth customers and it has been designed to help you get started with using GoodData.* The workspace is pre-loaded with data and measures to allow you to learn how to navigate the user interface and use analytical features. To showcase the analytical tools, the workspace comes with pre-built insights and dashboards.
In the following articles, we will explain how GoodData works and how you can create and customize your insights, dashboards, and metrics.
Find Your Way Around the GoodData User Interface
The GoodData demo workspace works on both the desktop and the mobile devices.
The Analyze tab gives you access to our Analytical Designer. To create an insight, you simply drag-and-drop measures from the Data Catalog onto the main canvas and then use drop-down menus to modify parameters.
Measures can be simple measures based on facts or calculated measures that are calculated from other measures. Hover your mouse over the question mark next to the measure name in the Data Catalog to see the details.
For more information, see Analytical Designer.
KPI Dashboards is a tool created with data consumers in mind. This is where you construct your KPI dashboards from KPI indicators and insights that you created in Analytical Designer.
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The Manage section serves as the administration layer and provides you with an overview and tools to organize your data, measures, workspaces and users.
The Manage tab gives you access to underpinnings of GoodData and, as a result, it sometimes uses slightly different terms.
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For example, when you will be Getting Started with Your Own Metrics, you will use the Metric Editor to build new metrics which will then appear among your Analytical Designer's Data Catalog measures.
For more details, see GoodData Portal.
Data Integration Console
You access the Data Integration Console, also known as DISC, either from the Manage section or by clicking your name in the upper right corner of the UI and selecting the Data Integration Console from the dropdown list.
You will use the Data Integration Console to connect to you data sources, deploy process, and create schedules to synchronize your data between a data warehouse and your GoodData workspace.
You will not need to use the Console for the Demo Workspace exercises. To learn how to use the Console, review any of our data-loading getting-started guides:
- Getting Started with Redshift and GoodData
- Getting Started with Snowflake and GoodData
- Getting Started with BigQuery and GoodData
Data and Logical Data Model
The demo workspace comprises six datasets that started life as six standalone tables with sales data. In the demo workspace, they are organized in a Logical Data Model (LDM).
The LDM looks into which columns of the tables can be averaged or summed (we call them facts or measures) and which can be used to group the results (attributes). LDM also works with date columns which it can use for additional filtering.
In the demo workspace, we prepared the LDM for you. When you start to work with your own data, you simply annotate which columns you want to work with and how (measures, attributes), define your date columns, give your columns human readable names and you will have your own LDM.
When needed, you can refactor your LDM using our visual desktop modeling tool or our API and SDK libraries.
The following articles use the data from the demo workspace to help you get started with using GoodData analytical tools:
- Explore Demo Insights and KPI Dashboards
- Getting Started with Building Insights
- Getting Started with Building KPI Dashboards
- Getting Started with Your Own Metrics