Creating a New Model

The Models page lists all existing models and is the main starting point for designing and creating new models.

There are several ways to get started with creating a new model:

  1. From the Home screen you can drag a data file and drop it onto the screen to start the I'm Feeling Lucky / Prepare Model processes.
  2. If you have a prepared file of data, you can create a fully featured model by importing the file: Start of the navigation path (Main Menu) Next navigation step  Create Next navigation step  Model Next navigation step Import a file from your computerEnd of the navigation path. This option combines creating a model and loading it with transactional data (see Preparing Data).
  3. You can connect to other systems to create a new model from an external source: Start of the navigation path (Main Menu) Next navigation step  Create Next navigation step  Model Next navigation step Use a datasourceEnd of the navigation path or Start of the navigation path Model Next navigation step Get data from an appEnd of the navigation path.
  4. You can create a model manually by setting up the dimensions individually and defining all the preferences and details of the model exactly as you require (see Creating a Blank Model).
Note
Loading transactional data to a model (data integration) is usually carried out separately using the options of the Importing Data to a New or Existing Model menu.