To begin, log into your account at data.mysidewalk.com and click New Report. Keep this page open in a different tab, though - you'll be clicking back-and-forth to learn and practice.
Now that you're in a Report:
1. Click the blue plus button to select a component.
What's a component?
Components are the building blocks of reports and dashboards. A report or page in a dashboard might include just a single component, like a map, or a handful of components as part of a complete analysis, like on digital inclusion.
The various component types include:
📊 Data Visualization Components
📝 Content Components
Text - Rich text editor
Image - .gif, .png, .jpeg
Button and Promo Cards - link to another internal or external page
Divider and Spacer - add white space between components
Collection - create a drop-down or carousel of multiple screens of data
2. Click on a component icon to create that component.
Let's start with a map, so click the map icon.
3. Press play on the video below and follow the steps to create a map.
Pro Tip: When searching for data if you keep getting messages telling you that data is "unavailable" try picking a different geography (like county instead of zip code) to tell your story better.