Usually, members will have access to multiple workspaces and projects. Having this data in multiple spots, however, may not always be desirable. This is why PlaidCloud allows the ability to view all of the accessible data in a single location through the use of dashboards and highly intuitive data exploration. PlaidCloud Dashboards (where the dashboards and data exploration are integrated) provides a rich pallet of visualization and data exploration tools that can operate on virtually any size dataset. This setup also makes it possible to create dashboards and other visualizations that combine information across projects and workspaces, including Ad-hoc analysis.
The message you receive after creating a new table also directs you to edit the table configuration. While there are more advanced features to edit the configuration, we will start with a limited and more simple portion.
To edit table configuration:
This allows you to define the way you want to use specific columns of your table when exploring your data.
To start exploring your data, simply click on the desired table. By default, you’ll be presented with a Table View.
To get a the count of all your records in the table:
You should then see your results in the table.
If you want to find the count of a specific field or restriction:
Note: When using “measurement” in a restriction it will refer to the value of the measurement taken which depends on the type of measurement. Therefore you should ensure the measurement types are the same under the “filter section (e.g. weather_description and Maximum temperature.)”
If you only need a certain number of results, such as the top 10:
To expand abbreviated values to their full length:
To edit the units of measurement:
To change the chart type:
From here you are able to set axis labels, margins, ticks, etc.