Design your first Dataflow

Design your first Dataflow


Creating your first Dataflow in Toric is incredibly simple (and fun!). Here is a quick overview of everything you need to know to get started.


Make sure you have a data source.

You can bring your own data. Adding data sources to Toric is as easy as drag (from your desktop) and drop (inside of the graph workspace) (more about sources here). 


With your data imported within Toric, plan your logic; do you know what function you’d like to achieve? (i.e., filter data to a dashboard, extract data for calculations).


Knowing your desired outcome will help you know which category of Nodes (tools) work best to connect to your data. For example, if you need to calculate a value using your data source, then choosing a Calculate node (Add, Subtract, Multiply, etc.) will be your best bet.


Connect nodes to your data.

While there are a few ways to connect nodes together (see details here), the fastest is using the QuickAdd feature. Click and drag the output port of your data source. This will show you a list of available and relevant nodes. Click to pick a single one, or click and drag to bring in multiple nodes.




Inspecting your output.

As you build inside the Dataflow Designer and add complexity to your graph, you can click on a node and inspect it on the Node Inspector panel to the right.





Tell your Data Story

Once you’ve achieved the desired outcome, connect specific outputs to the Data App panel to create shareable views of your data, presentable as dashboards, databooks, and real-time data apps. Learn more about creating data visualizations here.




Now you have the basic know-how to create your own Dataflows. Have fun!




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