Display existing data sources above new data sources

As a pro user, every time I need to create a new data set, from an existing data source, I have to wade thru a giant screen of data sources that are not ever relevant to me.

Don’t you think my own, existing data sources should be more of a priority?

Even on a large screen, my data sources are below the fold:

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Love to have this feature of Existing Data sources to be on top instead of New Data sources.
This saves good amount of time.
@Jesse @Ashok @Kristin

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@mhmd @m0ltar - Yes I do agree with you. Can you raise a ticket to AWS team as well ( Link - Creating support cases and case management - AWS Support).

In parallel from AWS community we can also request for the same.

Tagging @Max @David_Wong @Bhasi_Mehta @Kristin @Biswajit_1993 for the feedback.

Regards - San

Hi @Sanjeeb2022 Whenever we build something we always think upon a new Customer only so, QuickSight developemet team develop the application where they focus the new Customers . For me it is always be good if the new Data sources is above the Existing Data Sources.

We can do one thing instead adding the Existing Dashboard above we can partition the Data Sources screen into two parts one is for Existing Data Sources(Right Sides) another is for New Data Sources(Left Sides) so this can help for both of the user type (New User & Existing User) in QuickSight

Or else we can create one Dropdown options one is For New Data sources & another is for Existing Data Sources so in this case when some select the New Data Sources Dropdown then only the new data sources options is available other wise it is by default hide all the data sources options so the screen is always clean for the end user.

Thanks & Regards
Biswajit Dash

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Thanks @Biswajit. The question is more about re use of existing data source connection. This is available in the bottom of the screen and it is a good idea to show it at the beginning so that users can easily use it when there will be more then one data source connections.

Regards - San

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I also agree that for existing users, it would make sense to show the existing data sources first. Maybe there should be 2 different options:

  1. Create dataset from existing data source
  2. Create dataset from new data source
    If you select #1, you don’t see the full list.

The other thing that’s not intuitive is that if I want to edit an existing data source (e.g. if I want to update the password), I have to go through the process of creating a new dataset even if I don’t want to create a new one. There’s no way to see the existing data sources otherwise.

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@David_Wong : For updating password, better to use boto3 QuickSight API to do the same. All you need data source id and you can update the password.

https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/services/quicksight/client/update_data_source.html

Programmatically is a better approach if you have many data sources.

Regards - San

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Hi @m0ltar, @David_Wong, @Sanjeeb2022 and @Biswajit_1993 @mhmd Thanks so much for sharing this feedback. I have passed it along to our UX team to ensure that they see this. Thanks again!

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Thank you @Kristin for your help on this. It will be a good feature from customer experience prospective.

Regards - San

All,

We do realize the value in making data sources more discoverable.
It has been discussed with Product team in the past and data sources will eventually be given improved visibility (maybe even visual treatment at par with datasets, analysis and dashboards.)
Marking Kristin’s response as solution to this thread.

Regards,
Arun Santhosh

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Thank you so much for filling in more details on this @ArunSanthosh!

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