How to create dashboard for MySQL database
Make beautiful MySQL SQL reporting dashboards
This article will address the following topics as well
- How to create MySQL dashboards ?
- How to build online reporting dashboards for your business?
Easy Dashboard Reporting with MySQL
MySQL is the most popular Open Source SQL database management system. Due to its reliability and easy-to-use structure, MySQL is widely used within almost any industry. It is used by both small and big businesses. Among MySQL users you can find such huge companies like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter,etc.
Using MySQL with InfoCaptor does not require any JDBC driver as it uses native PHP drivers. In case you need to use JDBC drivers, please check this resource. MySQL Connector/J is the official JDBC driver for MySQL.
Tip: You can InfoCaptor + MySQL + Excel/CSV Data
Benefits of MySQL database dashboard
Instant Visibility. A MySQL dashboard visually summarizes all the important metrics you have selected to track, to give you a quick-and- easy overview of where everything stands. With real-time MySQL SQL reporting reporting, it’s a live view of exactly how your marketing campaign is performing.
- Better Decision Making
- Gain Competitive Advantage
- Enhance Collaboration
- Spotting potential problems
- Merge with data from Excel Dashboards
- Live SQL against database
- No need for Data-warehouse or ETL
- Leverage the speed and stability of your powerful database.
Check out the Top 10 Tangible benefits of Excel dashboards
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Steps to build MySQL database dashboard
How to create MySQL database connection
MySQL supports both ODBC and JDBC connections. To work with Databases, you would need the following Connection details like
- MySQL server IP or name
- MySQL database name
- MySQL port number
- MySQL user and password
Check out the InfoCaptor MySQL connection details
How to build MySQL pivot table for dashboard reporting
InfoCaptor provides powerful visual analytics for MySQL and you simply point to the table in your MySQL schema or database. Pick your columns and put them in rows or columns.
One of the first things to do for data analysis is to browse your MySQL SQL reporting data and chart different varieties of Pivot Tables. Pivot tables is one of the simple and yet powerful visualizations. InfoCaptor’s entire visualization engine is based on pivot tables. Check the detail steps on how to build Pivot Tables views for MySQL data
Create bar charts and line charts for MySQL SQL reporting tables and views
Once you have a visual clue about your MySQL data using pivot tables, it becomes very easy to convert into bar chart, line chart or any other chart. Check this picture, how MySQL data is visually mapped between pivot table and bar chart
Create Advanced d3.js charts for MySQL tables and views
While you can create pivot tables and bar charts that are very common display types for majority of dashboard reporting, InfoCaptor liberates you from the basic chart types by providing advanced d3js based hierarchical visualizations. Your MySQL reports can easily incorporate circle pack, sunburst, cluster and treemap diagrams. Sankey Flow diagram for your mysql analytics data is also an excellent choice for quick data analysis.
Add MySQL based analysis/report to dashboard view
- Once you are happy with your analysis in the visualizer you can add it to the dashboard
- Keep adding as many analysis you need to the MySQL SQL reporting dashboards
- Add dashboard parameters to the MySQL reporting page
Finalize and Publish your MySQL SQL reporting dashboard
Once you are done with the dashboard, you can share the dashboard with ohter users.
- Public sharing: Share dashboard as public URL
- Inivite users to your group and share it via group
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