Getting Set-up and Acquainted with Aunsight

Exercise Overview

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the DataFlow Builder to create, implement, and run a dataflow. When completed, this dataflow will select fields from an existing dataset, group items by a single column value, calculate new fields, and save to a new dataset. The benefit of this process is that the dataflow can be repeated the each time the original dataset is updated. This dataflow can be run as part of a larger set of operations via the Workflow Builder.

A) Logging In for the First Time

  1. Communicate with your Aunsight account administrator to ensure you have an account provisioned. This will be tied to an email address and that person should be able to provide you with a temporary password.
  2. Open Chrome.
  3. Navigate to https://console.aunsight.com.
  4. Enter your appropriate credentials into the log-in screen.
Aunsight Login screen
  1. Once you’ve successfully logged in, you will see a dashboard screen, which should include membership to your organization.
Aunsight dashboard screen

B) First View into Aunsight

  1. Click the hyperlink for your organization.
Click on your organization
  1. This takes you to a landing page for your organization. In the main panel, you’ll see descriptive information about your organization, including name. You will see a section logging Recent Jobs and information—what type they are, current state, etc. You’ll see see high-level activities logged within your organization.
Organization landing page
  1. On the left, you will see a menu bar. If this view only contains icons, you can push the double arrows at the bottom to provide text description for each.
Menu Icons
Full menu
  1. Click on the icon for Datasets. This will take you to a landing page where you can search and browse meta-data records for datasets within your organization. Click on one.
Click on datasets
  1. The Id field is a uniquely generate GUID across the organization which is the reference that is passed between major services. Your dataset may also be tagged to enhance searchability based on filters. At the bottom of the record, you will see Resource which designates the storage system where this dataset resides. The Schema tab takes you to a screen with the schema written in JSON. Users can add or edit schemas by editing the JSON, or by using the guided schema editor. The Browse tab will allow you to take a high level snapshot of the contents of the dataset.
Dataset ID and Resource
Dataset schema
Dataset browse view
  1. If you click on the magnifying glass on the upper left corner of the dataset menu on the left side of the screen, you will be able to access a search bar as well as a variety of filters to help you find and identify the dataset you are looking for. This functionality is generally available across our services to provide easy access to relevant artifacts within the Aunsight Platform.
Search bar
  1. Click on the icons for Dataflows and Workflows. You should find very similar functionality as with Datasets.
Full menu

C) Managing Your Account and Creating Your Token

  1. In the upper right corner, click on your name.
Click on your name in the upper righthand corner
  1. If you have your default temporary password, please change this using the Change Password panel. Ideally this password includes alphas, numbers, and special characters.
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  1. Click on Tokens on the left menu bar.
  2. Click on the plus button.
Create a new token
  1. In Name enter Default Token and then press Submit.
Name your token and click Submit