How to create a Data App

How to create a Data App


Creating your first Data App (data visualization) is easy and flexible in Toric. Here is a quick overview of everything you need to know to get you started.


Before running through the steps, here’s a little context on our vision for data visualization. We believe in users bringing their data into Toric to tell a data story like never before. This means you get to continue to work with the best-in-class tools and bring it all together with ease.


This now gives you the ability to create new metrics that may not have been possible before by combining data across platforms. The best part is that you’re connected to all your data in real-time. Any change automatically refreshes your metrics, which can be presented in several forms, including Dashboards, Data Notebooks, Reports, and Data Apps. 


All of your data in one place to transform and visualize.


Step 1. Know your audience

The type of data visualization will depend on who you’re presenting to, for example, an internal vs. external stakeholder, management vs. executive level. All will require you to report different metrics, each of which is specific to your business. 


Step 2. Design a Dataflow 

Once you know who you’re reporting to, it becomes easier to identify the Key Performance Indicators you will need to show. Next, use Toric Dataflow Designer to transform your data into the desired KPIs.


For more on how to Design your first Dataflow, click here.


Step 3. Connect your data to the Data App

If the Data App panel isn’t already open, click the Viz button to open the right-side panel. 




With the Data App panel open, click ‘+Create Visualization’; this will create a blank canvas where you could drag and drop the nodes’ output from your Dataflow. 


Step 4. Tell your Data Story

Once you’ve achieved the desired outcome (Step 2), connect specific outputs to the Viz panel to create Dashboards, Databooks, and Data apps. 


Note: The Data App panel currently supports single values, image files, and tables. Single values are any single number or text generated as a node output. By contrast, if a node’s output is a table, the resulting table can be displayed in the Viz Panel. 


Images such as jpg and pngs allow you to add company logos to give your reports a more personalized touch.


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