Below are a few of the commonly asked questions we receive about Data Lens:
Why am I not able to create a Data Lens page?
There are a few factors required to create a Data Lens. First, you need to have a role on the domain, end users do not have the option to create a data lens page. If you have the appropriate level of permissions, there will be a Data Lens option in the Visualize pane on the data table.
A Data Lens page can be created on a private or public published dataset. However, in order to make the Data Lens public, the underlying dataset has to be public.
For newly created datasets, there is a time delay of about an hour and a bit longer for larger datasets (>10mil rows) for the Data Lens option button to display.
Data Lens pages cannot be built off of filtered views, only the source tabular dataset.
How up-to-date is the data on the Data Lens page versus the underlying dataset?
Updates to the underlying data and schema updates and changes (such as adding new columns or changing column names and descriptions) should be reflected in about an hour (slightly longer if a large dataset).
How many Data Lens pages can be created per dataset?
There is no limit to the amount of Data Lens pages that can be created from a dataset.
Can a Data Lens page be federated to another Socrata domain?
Data Lens pages can be federated to another Socrata domain.
How are Data Lens pages counted in Site Analytics?
Visits to Data Lens pages will count in the total of page views for the site. There is a new type of chart that breaks down the different page views by page types. Data Lens is included as a particular data type. By selecting "Page Types" in the drop-down, you will see the traffic to the different page types over the selected time period.
How do I update the metadata associated with a Data Lens?
In order to update the metadata, add "/edit_metadata" to the end of the URL.