Metabase vocabulary

The official vocabulary list of Metabase is available here:

To get a shorter list to get started, please find my definitions here below:

Collection: it is nothing more than a folder in which you will insert the different items that you will create.

Dashboard: a page on which you will insert your different data sets (named question in Metabase).

Database: it represents an external set of data that you can connect to Metabase in order to import data within it.

Format: also referred to type. It is the property of your data: date, text...

Metrics: they are types of data that you can make mathematics on.

Pulse: it is a synonym of a notification.

Question: in fact, they are simply queries to databases that you can save in order to save as widgets for your dashboard.

Segment: that's the possibility you have in order to filter your data.

SQL: Sequence Query Language, the most used database language in order to query databases. Without knowing it you will probably not go that far within Metabase.

Tables: the way data are displayed with columns and rows.

Visualization: the way data are displayed.

X-ray: X-ray in Metabase jargon means that guess what would be interesting to study in terms of data for you and are automatically selecting sets of data from your collection.

Last modified: Monday, 9 March 2020, 2:59 PM