As a beginner, i had to get the pluck-up to test Drop to kibana and share my no limit experience!
As a good kick-off to start using Kibana, i view the online videos to understand how i can make it work.
First, i connect to my octave.io account
Still following the videos instructions, i upload my file (, les sites de prélèvements du Covid-19) in my secured online file storage space. Then i launch drop to kibana feature. At this step, i fill in the index name and delimiter.
Nevertheless, i do not quite understand what sounds like a “delimiter” in this worldj. Then i read an article in the octave.io learn center to know it . Now that i got it, can choose the right delimiter. In my case, i just have to choose “comma”.
Then i validate and wait….
Nothing happens. No pop-up or new tab on my screen.
This is why i launch once again the feature following the same instructions
And i’m still waiting….
Eventually, i realize that i launched twice my file. How do i know that? I simply have a message in my mailbox (i didn’t see it at first). I have an e-mail telling my my file is well processed and is now available in kibana.
To make it clear, you have to know that it can be a while since the time when you push the create button and when it is well processed in octave.io (mainly depending on the size of your file).
Then i go to next step and follow tutos to create my index and start playing with data.
I try each visualization to see what it looks like. Some of them are quite complicated to handle to me like this one :
Heat map, or this other one Gauge :
I think most of my misunderstandings come from data types i don’t really know which to choose to have the right viz (average, count, max etc…) as when “select an aggregation” is an option 🤔
Other viz are quite easy to understand and use. Let me show you what i can reach out :
I’m now on track and i can go on data discovery building my first my first Dashboard.
What i like most: i can order and choose graphs the way i like. It is simple to drag and drop graphs and adjsut their size and location. Filters are also very usefull whan youré searching a specific data type as day, place, time or detail on “sites de prélèvements” in France.
What i don’t like: whats’ “NULL” that come on my screen on graphs like Pie or Horizontal Bar for instance? NULL means no data or emply data. I asked muself if it is possible to replace Null by another value like “no data” or something like that
Going on with data ans dashboard, another question is :
Can we display address in a « coordinate map » when mouse over a location?
In my space, it would be useful to get a place where i can handle it to go to the nearest “site de prélèvement”.
By now i still don’t have all the answers to my questions but i’ll be right back to let you know what will be next steps