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Using the Dataiku DSS Homepage

Applies to DSS 5.0 and above | September 10, 2018

The homepage is designed to prominently display the information most relevant to you. For example, if you’re a:

  • New user on this Dataiku DSS instance, you want general information on the organization, procedures, and guidelines for using the instance
  • Data scientist, you want the projects you’re currently working on
  • Data consumer, you want the dashboards and wikis

Regardless of your role on the team, as the number of projects on the instance grows, you’ll want immediate access to the projects and objects within a project that you’ve been working on.

The personal homepage is broken into three sections:

  • Getting Started with DSS
  • Projects, Dashboards, and Wikis
  • My Items

Getting Started With DSS

Getting Started With DSS is a sliding panel found at the bottom of the personal homepage. By default, this provides links to the Getting Started portal on Dataiku’s website, where you can access written and video tutorials, sign up for weekly demos, and visit the gallery of sample projects.

This section also allows your Dataiku DSS administrator to select wiki pages to be used as “home articles” to convey the organization, procedures, and guidelines for using the instance and projects on the instance. You can see the homepage articles that are based on wikis in projects you have access to.

Projects, Dashboards, Wikis

The Projects, Dashboards, and Wikis sections comprise the main body of the homepage, and they display the projects, dashboards, and promoted wikis you’ve visited most recently.

Clicking See all gives you a view of all the projects, dashboards, or wikis. You can view the objects as a mosaic of tiles or in a list, filter the view as you type in a search bar, and change the sort order of the display.

The Projects view additionally allows you to create folders for organizing your projects. Folders you create are visible to other users who have access to the projects in those folders.

My Items

The My Items section is found at the top of the personal homepage, and displays the objects within projects that you’ve used most recently. Clicking See all gives you a view of all the objects. You can view the objects as a mosaic of tiles or in a list, filter the view as you type in a search bar, and change the sort order of the display.

What’s Next

See the following pages for more on Dataiku’s collaborative features.