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kdb Insights Enterprise UI

kdb Insights Enterprise has both a graphical user interface and command line interface.

The graphical user interface (UI), described in this section, enables you to create and build databases and to query and visualize data in those databases.

After you login to the kdb Insights Enterprise UI you are presented with the Overview page.

The user interface is made up of the following elements:

Home page of kdb Insights Enterprise.

Menu items are navigable by Tab, Enter to select, and Esc to close.

Supported Browsers

kdb Insights Enterprise UI runs on the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. We recommend that you use Chrome.

Left hand menu

The left-hand menu contains dropdown menus for databases, pipelines, queries and views. You also have options to view diagnostics and perform upgrades to streams and schemas. You can refine the elements displayed on this menu using the search option. The following table illustrates each of these options and provides links to the functionality they support.

icon description
Perform a search to quickly locate entities in the left hand panel.
home icon
Return to the Overview page.
Displays a list of available databases. From here you can create, deploy, export or delete a database.
pipeline icon
Create, export, rename or delete a pipeline.
query icon
Create, rename or delete a query.
view icon
Create, share, rename or delete a view.
diagnostics icon
You can troubleshoot pipeline and database errors with diagnostics.

Ribbon Menu

The ribbon menu runs across the top of all UI screens.

Click + to open a menu of items for databases, pipelines, queries, and views.

Document bar and tabbed menu options.

Use Tab to navigate between selections and Esc to close the dialog. Use Enter to execute an action.

The ribbon menu contains a number of icons described in the next section.

Ribbon menu icons

The ribbon menu contains the following icons:

item description
System notifications
System Notifications
Click the System Notifications icon to display a log of system errors and information messages. Click expanded view for a full page view.
System settings
System Settings
Click the System Settings icon to download system diagnostics. Note: This is a resource heavy process to run.
System information
System Information
Click the System Information icon to display: the kdb Insights Enterprise version and license information, the status of encryption of data in transit and a link to documentation.
User Profile
User Profile
Click the user profile button to display the name of the currently logged in user and gives the option to logout.


The Overview page is the home page for kdb Insights Enterprise UI.

Home page of kdb Insights Enterprise.

On the Overview page you see two main sections:

Discover kdb Insights Enterprise

The Overview page contains options that allow you to build, import, query and visualize data.

  • 1. Build a Database - setup your kdb Insights Enterprise database.
  • 2. Import - use the import wizard to bring data into the system.
  • 3. Query - explore your data using q, SQL or python.
  • 4. Visualize - present and share your insights using views.

Running Pipelines

The lower section of the Overview page displays a table which lists the status of active or finished running pipelines that encountered errors during the activation process.

See here for information on pipeline status.

Additional Actions

When you expand the menu on any of the left hand menu items and hover over the entities listed you see three dots to the right of the entity name indicating there are more actions available.

Click on the more actions button to see the options available:

  • Deploy - you can deploy a database using the UI.
  • Export - you can export databases or pipelines
  • Rename - click Rename to change the name of any of the entities in the UI
  • Delete - click Delete to delete any of the entities in the UI. You will be asked to confirm the request.
  • Share - you can share views of your data with others.

Exporting entities

The Export action button enables you to export a database or a pipeline entity created in the UI.

Click the three dots on the entity action menu and select Export.

Exporting an entity

You can run exported entities in a new environment using the CLI on the downloaded artifact:

$ kxi assembly deploy --filepath download.yaml

Export a View

To export a View, long-press the save button within the View.

Exporting an entity

To import a downloaded View, drag the downloaded artifact onto a newly created View.