It might be useful to think of a project as a large folder. It contains datasets along with queries and their output tables. In a Redivis project, these entities are visually arranged to make it easy to see how your queries and tables are related to each other, and to make it easier to make changes that affect your whole project.
The left side of the screen is where you'll see all entities that currently exist in your project. By default this is laid out as a tree of connected nodes to better understand connections between tables. You can also switch this view to a list. If you created this project from a dataset you'll see a rectangle with the dataset name next to it to start.
Each shape on the minimap represents a different entity in your project.
Dataset nodes are direct copies of a dataset page.
Transform nodes are queries that don't contain any data themselves.
Table nodes are either dataset tables, or the resulting output of a transform that has been run.
Click on a node in the left panel to focus the right panel with the current state of the node. This right panel is where you will be able to inspect tables and datasets, and build transforms.
Nodes are connected by paths which show how they are related to each other. All nodes are sequential from the top of the screen to the bottom. As you create new nodes you can trace their relation to each other through these paths. When you have a node selected, it's path will be lit up in purple to more easily trace it through your project.
As you build your project, its tree will expand with many new nodes. You can use the zoom buttons in the bottom left corner to change your view.
The most basic step to start a project is to query a dataset using a transform. To get started, click on a dataset or table node and then click + Transform which appears below it. (On a dataset you will be prompted to select which table you'd like to query.)
This will create a new transform node and its output table which will eventually be populated with the output of this transform operation. The transform will initially show an invalid icon, indicating that it can't be run in its current state and you will need to choose parameters to build a valid query to run it.
To specify parameters (including variables to select, new variables to create, rows to filter, and more) and run the transform, click on the transform to see its contents in the right panel. The powerful functionality available within the transform tool is explored more thoroughly in the Transforms section.
Once you build your transform you can press the Run button in the top right to run it and populate the output table. You can click on this table to inspect it and confirm that the transform worked the way you expected it to.
From here you might want to create another transform on this output table to query it again. Or maybe you'll want to add new datasets to this project and join them in.
There are many ways to continue building your project as you query data and create new tables.
The top left menu of the project tool contains buttons with some of the project-level actions you can take, and displays your access level to this project. These will be disabled or hidden if they aren't relevant given the current state of the project.
Node-level operations are accessible via the top right of the project tool menu, or by right clicking on different elements of the left panel. You might have an easier time finding an action you're looking for if you right click the item you are trying to work with.
If you ever get lost, you can click the search icon in the top of the left panel and input the name of a node to jump to it.