Getting Started Tutorial¶
The Getting Started tutorial guides you through possible ways of beginning your use of MongoDB Charts. New Charts users or users who have not previously used dashboards in Charts are prompted to walk through the Getting Started tutorial. Refer to the following sections for information on the possible paths that the Getting Started tutorial offers:
Connect Your Data Sources¶
Use the Connect Your Data path to connect your existing Atlas clusters to MongoDB Charts and visualize your data.
Requirements & Limitations¶
Once you have selected Connect Your Data:
Select a cluster.¶
Connect a cluster from your list of available clusters and click Next.
Select one or more collections to add as Data Sources.¶
Data sources in MongoDB Charts reference a collection or view in your MongoDB deployment. The fields in that collection or view can be used to construct a chart. When building a chart, you will need to specify the data source that the chart uses.
Explore with Sample Data¶
MongoDB Charts provides a Sample Dashboard that uses movie data to show examples of possible charts you can create. You can also use the sample data source to create your own charts on other dashboards.
Select the Explore with Sample Data option in the Getting Started tutorial.¶
If you remove the Sample Dashboard, you can add it back through the Charts Settings page.
Skip to Shared Data Sources or Dashboards¶
If you have already been granted access to data sources or dashboards prior to completing the Getting Started tutorial, you can bypass the tutorial and immediately begin viewing your shared data sources and dashboards.
To exit the Getting Started tutorial and begin exploring your shared data sources and dashboards, click Skip selection and view at the bottom of the tutorial view.