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User interface

The Overview page is the home page for kdb Insights Enterprise. kdb Insights Enterprise UI runs on the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox; we recommend Chrome.

Home page of kdb Insights Enterprise.
Home page of kdb Insights Enterprise.

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

Icon menu

On the far left is an icon menu for one-click access to kdb Insights Enterprise features.

Icon Description
home icon
Return to the Overview page.
import icon
Import data from an external source and write it to a kdb Insights Enterprise database.
wizard icon
Database Builder
Build a database. A database assembly includes a schema and stream for data. Recommended for new users.
pipeline icon
Pipeline templates
Build a pipeline template. A pipeline is the process of reading data from an external source and writing it to a kdb Insights Enterprise database using a pipeline template.
query icon
Interact with data stored on the database.
view icon
Visualize data with charts, tables, maps, user inputs and more.
diagnostics icon
Check the status of pipeline and database deployments
upgrades icon
Upgrade streams and schemas to ensure compatibility with the latest version of kdb Insights Enterprise.

You can customize the icon menu. Right-click on an icon and select the check-boxes from the resulting menu.

Left-hand entity-tree menu

The left-hand menu is dynamic entity tree. Menu options are contingent on the main workspace; for example, building a pipeline with the pipeline template the entity tree lists all pipeline nodes. If importing data with the import wizard, the left-hand menu displays a list of steps.

When on the Overview page, the entity-tree is a selection of databases, pipelines, queries and views.

Entity-tree menu of the **Overview** page.
Example entity-tree.

Ribbon Menu

The ribbon menu is a top level document bar of tabbed pages. Click [+] to open a menu of items for databases, database wizard, data import, pipelines, queries, and views.

Use the Tab control to navigate between selections, Esc to close the dialog.

Document bar and tabbed menu options. Document bar and tabbed menu options.

Ribbon Icon Menu

item description
System icon A log of system errors. Click expanded view for a full page view.
System settings Click to download system diagnostics. Note: This is a resource heavy process to run.
information icon Displays platform version and offers a link to documentation.

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Running Pipelines

Pipelines are the set of steps, called nodes, required to read data from source and write it to a kdb Insights Enterprise database.

The table lists the status of active, running nodes, and pipelines that errored during the activation process.