Zeyga Ver 1.4 Release Notes

 

Date: May 27, 2015

 

Zeyga Works best on: Google Chrome Browser 39.0 , and Safari 8.0.2 onwards. Zeyga has not yet been tested on IE, Firefox

 

SVG Graph support is available from Safari 5.1, Chrome 31, Firefox 31 onwards and partial support from IE 8 onwards.

 

This version has the following components

1.   Log in section

2.   Manage Data section

3.   Explore section

4.   Dashboard & Decks section

 

This version has two significant changes over previous versions.

a.              This version is the beginning of significant UI improvements to provide a cleaner and richer experience

b.              This version introduces dashboards & decks

 

1.         Manage Data

From V 1.3, Zeyga uses asynchronous calls used for source data processing. Source data like Excel, CSV and MySQL are processed in the backend and is notified to the browser front-end once completed. Thus, large files are loaded in the background, freeing the front-end of “Wait” messages.

 

2.         Explore Data

This section lets you

a)      Select a data stream to work on

           The system automatically assigns numeric values to measures, and alphanumeric to dimensions. Users can drag and drop a dimension into the measure window, and vice versa. Such changes are permanent.

b)     Edit Dimensions and Measures

Measures can be “Edit”ed to define numeric values as Indian, US, or European, and can define precision

c)      Define Prefixes

           Define currency symbols or use 3-letter UN standard currency abbreviations

d)     Define suffixes

           %, currency aggregator like MM, BB, L, Cr, or any special symbols

[Zeyga does not presuppose any aggregation and it leaves it to the user to state suffixes and prefixes as she/he deems appropriate].

e)      Create ‘computed’ measures

Using simple (or complex) arithmetic formula, you can create custom measures and dimensions.

Dimensions can also be formatted by using javascript syntax like ‘Country=‘+[Country]. It will return a result like ‘Country=India’, 'Country=USA’   

f)       Sort selected dimension and measure used in View

View data can be sorted by dimension and measure values 

g)      Measure filters

           Filters can be activated by dragging a measure or a dimension and dropping it into the filter box.

           Measure filters show up as sliders. Dimension filters show up a discrete values that can be checked

 

If a slider is inconvenient to provide accurate value ranges, you may alternatively choose to enter the exact filter range

 

h)     Search for Views using keywords

You can search for saved views by entering keywords. This search will be performed on the entire library of saved views, and matched views will be presented.

 

i)       View titles

Views can now have titles, distinct from View Names. Titles can be provided while saving a View. A newly created view will have a default 'New View'.

 

3.         Build, View Dashboards, Decks

 

a)    You can now custom-layout dashboards. A canvass is presented to you, where you can lay out different sized ‘tiles’ of data. Widgets let you define contents of a tile, and format the content. Contents are views that you created while ‘Exploring Data’.

 

b)   Widgets let you define the properties of each tile. Each tile can present a single unit of data (like This Month Sales), paired data (Today’s Sales, This Month Sales), a single view (or graph), multiple tabbed views (each tab presenting a graph/chart/table), or carousel (with multiple graphs/charts/tables)

 

c)     Styles let you define colors, fonts, position/sequence of a tile’s contents

 

d)   Dashboards can be saved into personal folders, or shared

 

In Version 1.4, the concept of Decks has been introduced

e)    Decks are a collection of dashboards, organized specifically to build a story around metrics.

f)     Decks can be saved, shared or exported.