Interana comes with a set of out-of-the-box solution boards to accelerate ramp up, so you can jump in familiarizing yourself with Interana 3.x. Once you're acclimated with the out-of-the-box boards and queries, you'll want to create your own custom board. This article walks you through that process.
- Creating a new board
- Constructing a query
- Pinning the query to create a panel
1. Creating a new board
This section shows you how to create a new board that you can populate with your own query panels.
To create a new Interana board, do the following:
- Launch Interana.
- Click the Boards icon in the upper left navigation panel.
- Click +New at the bottom of the list of boards.
- In the Name Your Board dialog, enter a unique name for the board, then add a description and click Save.
An empty board is shown with the following message.
- Continue with Constructing a query.
2. Constructing a query
Think of a query as a mathematical equation made up of words, and the word segments are query building blocks. The building blocks we use to create the query in this example are:
- Show count of events—the total number of events
- Filtered to all events—we are not using any filters (or comparisons), we are querying all events
- Split by none—we are not filtering the results by an actor, action, or property
- Over starts 7 days ago—starting our count 7 days ago
- ends now—ending the count right now.
First you define a query, then pin the results to your board to create a panel. This section demonstrates how to create a query that will show how many events you had over the last seven (7) days.
To create a query that shows all events over the last seven days, do the following:
- Click the Explore icon in the navigation bar. The Interana default query page appears.
- Select a dataset from the drop-down list in the upper left corner. Your dataset options will be for your company data. In our example, we chose the IA_MOVIES dataset.
- In the Show line of the query, select count of events from the drop-down lists.
- For Filter to, select all events.
- Split by should be set to none.
- For Over starts select 7 days ago, and for ends select now.
A trailing window (the default is 1 day) specifies how far back from each data point's end time the data server should look when aggregating over events. We used the default in this example, so we did not specify a trailing window.
- Select Sampled or All (for an unsampled query), then click GO. The query results appear on the right.
- Continue with Pinning the query to create a panel.
3. Pinning the query to create a panel
In the previous task, you successfully completed constructing a query, and the results are shown on the right.
This task demonstrates the various ways you can view query results, then pin the query to the board as a panel. Query results are displayed in Time view by default, as shown in the following example.
To view query results in different formats and then pin the query, do the following:
- In the default Time view, hover the cursor over points on the line to view detail data, as shown in the example above.
- To view query results in table format, click the Table view icon at the top of the window.
- To view query results as in as a flow diagram, click the Sankey view icon.
- Click Number view icon to view the query results in that format.
- Click the Bar view icon to view the results in that format.
- To create a panel of the current query that will appear on your board, click the Pin to board icon. The panel displays dynamically updated results for the the query.
Next, you'll want to Modify a query.