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Sandbox Deployment Guide: add your data

Now that you've created an Interana admin account, you can log in and use that account to add data to the system.

For this sandbox environment, we'll show you how to load a single data file. We prefer standard JSON, where each line is a single JSON object and each object is an event.

But we also have easy transformations for CSV and TSV files. For these file types, the first line of the file should be the header. 

(Want more info? See What to think about before you add data for an overview and Log your data for Interana for more detailed information about the type and format of data that we you can use with Interana.)

In this section, you will:

  1. Log in to Interana
  2. Upload a data file
  3. Use the data import options to set up how you can use your data to run queries

Log in and add your data

When you first log in, Interana will prompt you to add some data. 

First, give your table a name and a description. The table is your dataset, and the name will appear in the UI (give it a name that's meaningful to you and anyone else who will be using your Interana instance). 

You'll be creating an Event table, so leave that default value and click Next: Select File.

In the Select Sample File screen, you can use the default values: Single File for Data Source Type and Local File for Data Source. Click Browse to find your file, then click Next: Analyze & Transform to upload the file and go to the next step. 

Now you need to select a time column and one or more shard keys. A shard key is the column in your data that represents the actor. For example, the column that stores the user or device ID. Read the How it Works guide to learn more about how Interana uses shard keys.

You can double check that Interana is correctly detecting the datatype of each column of your data to make sure that what Interana thinks are string columns actually contain strings, decimal columns actually contain decimal values, etc. Click the pencil icon to make changes:

Click Next: Verify Configuration, review the settings, and click Start Import if everything is OK. Interana will start adding your data. Now you'll see a confirmation screen telling you that Interana is adding the data.

Once Interana creates the table, it will take you to the Datasets page.

Next: build and pin a query

Now you're ready to build a query!

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