Getting started

In this section, we’ll walk you through the fundamental steps to get started with CluedIn.

Before proceeding with the getting started guides, make sure that you have CluedIn up and running. This step is essential to ensure that you can follow along seamlessly and fully experience the basic features. If you don’t have CluedIn installed, check the following guides:

The guides in this section provide quick, hands-on instructions for the basic operations in CluedIn, such as:

  • Ingesting the data into CluedIn.

  • Cleaning and deduplicating the records.

  • Streaming the records to a Microsoft SQL database.

  • Creating rules, hierarchies, glossary terms, and relations between golden records.

While CluedIn contains a multitude of features, we’ll focus on these fundamental operations that are key to comprehending and using the platform.

The primary objective of CluedIn is to empower you to customize the data flow according to your preferences, without imposing any strict rules and structures. That is why the sequence in which you choose to explore the guides within this section is flexible. However, we recommend starting by ingesting a file into CluedIn, as this will make it easier to view the outcomes from other record management operations, such as cleaning, deduplication, and streaming.

CluedIn serves as a zero-modelling master data management platform, enabling you to immediately improve the quality of your data even before defining the approach for producing and sharing your golden records.

After ingesting the data, you are free to perform other operations in any order you want. For instance, you may want to stream the records to a Microsoft SQL database. By doing so, you can promptly observe CluedIn’s ability to keep the stream synchronized with any actions performed on the records within the platform.

Each getting-started guide includes a video and a set of step-by-step procedures designed to help you become acquainted with the basic features of CluedIn and acquire the skills for performing essential tasks.

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