Dashboard quick start
This quick start tutorial shows you how to use the dashboard to start learning the Fauna Query Language (FQL). It takes you through the first steps of logging in to the Dashboard Shell, creating and viewing a database, and submitting an FQL query.
Before you start, view the browser requirements.
This introductory exercise shows you how to open a database in the UI, view collections, which are equivalent to tables in a traditional database, and view documents in the collection.
In the same way that you browsed documents, you can view, create, and change Functions, Roles, and Access Providers by selecting the entity in the lower Explorer panel menu bar.
This step shows you how to use the Dashboard to manually construct and submit an FQL query.
You can enter FQL queries in the SHELL window on the right from the previous step.
Close any tabs you created, except the left-most database tab, and click the Clear shell icon on the right to refresh the edit window. Click the TYPECHECK button to enable type checking if needed:
This basic example creates a Collection but you can submit any FQL query to become more familiar with the Dashboard and the Fauna Query Language.
If you get an error response, the error message indicates the likely cause of the error, usually a typo. Clear the SHELL window, fix the query, and try again.
Try other FQL API methods to discover more Fauna features.
In this quick start, you’ve learned how to use the Dashboard to navigate the user interface, create a database, and make changes to the database.
To gain a deeper understanding of Fauna features and capabilities, continue with the FQL language and API and the hands-on tutorials.
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