Using tutorial mode
Tutorial mode provides you with access to several test datasets. You can use these datasets to explore some of the functionality of the Platform and run some pre-built queries, without needing to import any of your own data. These scenarios reflect real life situations that our users commonly encounter, and help to give context on how to use InfoSum.
Before starting, please make sure you are logged into your account.
In the dashboard, you will see an option to Add demo permissions. Select this button, then use the Action button to accept the permissions. The following datasets will now be visible in the Datasets tab:
- A company called Acme
- A series of publishers - Auto and Sports, Lifestyle Weekly and News Today
- A bank
- A third-party data source
- An identity graph
From here, you can learn about the contents of the datasets, such as which keys and categories are held in each dataset.
Keys are anonymised versions of direct identifiers, such as
Categories refer to the columns in the original dataset, such as
marital status. The category fill rate provides an understanding of the data types in the dataset and informs the types of queries which could be used.
Next, switch to the Connections tab to see the overlap of the individuals in each pair of datasets.
You can explore further by selecting a row. The key intersection shows the individuals who have been successfully matched across the datasets and gives an idea on how successfully the two datasets can be used together in a query.
In the same way you examined the key and category fill rates in the Datasets tab, here you can see how the keys in each pair of datasets would fit together. In the example below,
Cookie ID would provide the highest match rate. When you run a query, it will automatically select the optimal key to match upon but, if you want to, you can self-select.
You can also view the categories in each pair of datasets.
To start querying these datasets, click on the Query Tool tab. The Query Tool is an interactive UI within InfoSum Platform, which you can use to build, test and run queries. It will enable you to explore the datasets by expanding them in the sidebar, and build a query using our Insight Query Language, IQL.
We have a range of pre-built queries available, based on popular scenarios.