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Choosing the data to analyze

You select what data to analyze from the Files and data flyout.

See Loading data for more information about the different categories available in the flyout.


  1. On the authoring bar, click Files and data .

  2. In the flyout, locate the data of interest by searching for a suitable filename or keyword, or by browsing the different categories.
    Click Connect to see a list of all available data connectors.
    Click Browse local file to open files from your computer or a network location.
    Tip: You can add several local data files simultaneously.
    You might also see a section called Other, with the Linked copy to data table in analysis option, which can be used if you want to unpivot your data but also keep the original data table in the analysis.
  3. If a configuration dialog shows up, change any settings to your liking.
  4. When you have selected your data, you will see a summary view of all data tables that will be added or updated. In many cases, you can make changes to the default recommendations by clicking on the sources and edit settings. See Choosing how to load the data for more information.
  5. When you are satisfied, click OK.

Using a different version of Spotfire?
This help describes the web client version of Spotfire on TIBCO Cloud™. If you're looking for documentation for the installed client or other versions of Spotfire, visit the TIBCO Documentation Portal.

There you can find help for your version of Spotfire Analyst or Spotfire Business Author.