Get started with drag-and-drop features

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Insights in ArcGIS Enterprise
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Drag-and-drop features in Insights allow you to explore your data and quickly perform common analytical tasks. Use the following sections to get started with the basic drag-and-drop features in Insights.

Step 1
1Create new cards
Step 2
2Update cards
Step 3
3Perform analysis
Step 4
4Use selected features

1. Create new cards

Creating cards is one of the first steps when working in Insights. Have you ever found yourself with a new dataset that you wanted to explore but you didn't know where to start? Try looking for fields that stand out to you and drag them to create a new map, chart, or table. The style of the map or type of chart created will depend on the type of fields you choose, meaning that you always get the optimal display for the data you have.

2. Update cards

Performing quick data visualizations is one of the benefits of Insights. You can drag fields to change the style or add new layers to a map, to add new fields to a chart or table, or to update fields in a chart or table.

3. Perform analysis

Insights makes it possible to perform analysis as it occurs to you. Map cards in Insights include two analysis drop zones for the most popular analysis capabilities: Spatial Aggregation and Spatial Filter. Performing analysis is as easy as dragging a dataset and clicking Run.

4. Use selected features

You can create new datasets by dragging selected or filtered data to create a new map. A new result dataset will be created and can be used to make more maps, charts, and tables, or to perform analysis.

Next steps

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