This guide assumes you have already connected your database with Quill. If you haven’t done that yet, check out our onboarding guide here.

When you first get started with the Quill platform, you only see the initial views you created in the onboarding flow.

1. Create a view

To add a new SQL view, you can click Add view + to open a SQL Editor that shows the visible tables that Quill can see in your schema.

SQL views can help you organize and group different data together to make it easier to build charts and tables on top of.

2. Edit the view and save

Go ahead and write some SQL for a new view that you would like to create. Run the query by clicking Run Query and make sure the data looks correct.

Give your new view a descriptive, clear name and then hit Create view to add the view to Quill. You can now query data from that view in charts and dashboards.

3. Manage your views

If you ever want to edit or delete an existing view, click on the view in the SQL Views list to open the view manager.

Be careful when editing and deleting views! Make sure the charts that reference that view are up to date so they don’t get out of sync.

Next Steps

Now that you have a view, you’re ready to start using Quill! You can come back at any time and add more dashboards, charts, and views.