This topic introduces the basic concepts and terms used in DataV.

Visualization project

Dashboards that are generated based on various data. DataV is a tool that converts data into various dynamic charts and maps to present data to users in real time.

If you want to quickly create a visualization project, see Quick start.

Data source

To create a visualization project by using DataV, you must specify the source of raw data. DataV supports the following types of data sources:

  • Database
  • File
  • API
  • Others

For more information about how to add a data source, see Add a data source.


A canvas is also called a canvas editor and is the main functional area of DataV. You can use a canvas to determine the layout and colors for a project, adjust the sizes and locations of charts, and preview the configuration of the project.Canvas

For more information about how to use a canvas, see Canvas operations.


The toolbar is located at the top of a canvas. You can use the toolbar to redirect to the console, show or hide the layer panel, widget panel, and right-side panel, set project filter, view widget updates, configure a variety of functions, such as node programming, publish, preview, help, and error reporting.Toolbar


You can click the Widgets icon in the toolbar to select widgets from the Widgets drop-down list and add them to a canvas.

DataV supports the following types of widgets:
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Media
  • Texts
  • Networks
  • Materials
  • Interaction
  • Others
  • Favorite widgets