Silk’s importer accepts CSV files (a text-based spreadsheet format), Microsoft Excel files, and spreadsheets created with Google Sheets.
Below are some basic guidelines. For more detailed instructions, read Prepare your spreadsheet for import into Silk.
Go to the dashboard by clicking the ‘Dashboard’ tab. If you have more than one Silk, make sure you are on the dashbord of the Silk where you intend to import data.
You can also create a new Silk by clicking on the ▼ symbol next to your Silk name (on the top left of the page) and then clicking ‘Create new Silk’. Now, import the data:
Need inspiration? Click the ‘Use sample dataset’ link. Then select from a variety of Google Sheets that Silk has formatted for import.
Select one of the import options in your dashboard.
After you click ‘Import’, you will get a preview of how your datacards will appear in Silk.
The preview screen lets you:
You can change the order of the facts by dragging and dropping them. You can also rename columns by clicking on their names. (In Silk, columns that are not datacard titles are called tags).
Click on the gear icons to change how Silk will import your facts.
There is a detailed explanation of all the gear icon options at the end of this tutorial.
Now we'll import the spreadsheet and build visualizations: