Before you start uploading data, you must understand what lies behind the words datasource and data fragment and how you can take advantage of these concepts to create real-time dashboards.
A datasource defines the structure of the data you’ll store (e.g. column names, column data types). A datasource may contain one or several data fragments.
A data fragment contains the data itself.
For example, every time you upload a file to a datasource, a new data fragment is generated.All data fragments belonging to the same datasource must have the same column structure.
To sum it up: a datasource is made of several data fragments having the same commun column structure.
Now, let’s move on to listing how you can use data fragments to create real-time dashboards:
- Create your dashboard
- Set up your datasources (the structure of the data that you want to import into Jolicharts)
- Design charts and data visualizations on your dashboard.
- Set up the Jolicharts API to update your data (the API will can send JSON data fragments to a given dashboard).
To update your dashboard in real-time you can create a new data fragment on Jolicharts every time your own application generates new data.