Use a Sample to Explore

You can choose a sample model with sample data to quickly explore modeling from the AtScale downloads site.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that your user ID is assigned to a role that has the Create Projects permission for the current organization. By default, the Organization Admin role has this permission.
  • The AtScale service account user must have permission to write to the data warehouse destination directory in Step 1, part 3. If the directory does not exist, AtScale will attempt to create it.

Important: AtScale cannot import data-loader bundles while impersonation is enabled. It is suggested that you import your training data before enabling impersonation or use a separate AtScale installation for training purposes.


  1. After signing in to AtScale, on the AtScale home page click Use a Sample to Explore under Quick Start. (Or, on the Projects tab, in the left-hand project list, click the menu icon and choose Use a Sample.)

    The Project Wizard appears. Use the Next button to step through the wizard. When you use a sample, the wizard prompts you for information needed to upload the sample file.

    1. Select the data warehouse.
    2. Select the schema.
    3. Enter the destination directory for the AtScale engine to use when loading AtScale artifacts. NOTE: The AtScale service account must have permission to write to this data warehouse location.
    4. Browse to upload the sample file you downloaded, then wait for the file to be processed.
  2. Set the initial permissions for your project. Projects and cubes are created with the system-configured default design-time and run-time security values. The default system values for design-time and run-time access are open to all users. A Super User Administrator can change this behavior to Exclusive Access by changing the Default Project/Cube Security from the Settings > Organization Settings: Options page.

    Note: A user must have the Administer Organization permission, or be the installation Administrator to change run-time and design-time security settings. When creating a project with a Wizard, a non-administrator can see the security settings of the project, but cannot change them.

    • Yes, allow all: Allow all users in the organization to read, update, delete, and publish the project. The initial cube in the project is created and all users in the organization have read, update, and delete permissions on it.
    • No, just me: Allow only yourself, organization admins for the current organization, and super users to access the project. The initial cube in the project is created with the same restriction.
  3. Click Finish to create the project and cube displayed.

What to do next

Begin exploring the sample cube:

  1. On the Projects tab, select the project and then the cube.
  2. Click Enter Model to go to the Cube Designer canvas.
  3. Review and experiment with the sample cube.

To change the security policy for the project or the initial cube, see Grant Design-Time Permissions.

Note: By default, projects and cubes are created with exclusive access enabled. You can override and enable the Default Project/Cube Security setting for the current organization on the Settings --> (Organization Settings) Options page.