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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.

Left-hand menu

In the left-hand menu are dropdown menus listing available databases, pipelines, saved queries and views.

Icon Description
home icon
Return to the Overview page.
A list of available databases. Click [+] to create a new database. A database assembly includes resource settings, and a schema and stream for data.
pipeline icon
Pipeline templates
Click [+] to open a new pipeline template. A pipeline is the process of reading data from an external source and writing it to a kdb Insights Enterprise database.
query icon
Click [+] to open a query window and scratchpad. Interact with data stored on the database.
view icon
Click [+] to create a new view. 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.

Ribbon Menu

The ribbon menu is a top level document bar of tabbed pages. Click [+] to open a menu of items for databases, 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 or finished running nodes, and pipelines that errored during the activation process.

Exporting artifacts

To export a Pipeline or an Assembly created from the UI, click the options on the entity and select Export.

Exporting an entity

To run within a new environment, use the CLI on the downloaded artifact:

$ kxi assembly deploy --filepath download.yaml

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.