Creating Live Models and Adding Live Connections

Creating Live Models

Before you can analyze dashboards, you need create a live model.

To create a live model:

  1. Open Sisense and click Data in the top menu. Your ElastiCubes and live models are displayed.

  2. Click . The Add new Live Connection dialog box is displayed.

  3. Enter a name for your live model and click Save. An empty model is displayed in the Model Editor.

For information about live model settings, see Live Model Query Settings.

Adding Live Connections

An alternative to importing data into an ElastiCube is to connect directly to the source through a live data connection. With Live Connect, queries can be processed directly in the data source. This allows you to work with only the result set from a query, rather than doing large imports from the source. Use this method if you have invested in a high performance database or want to tap into real-time functionality.


Sisense supports live connections to data sources where all dates are in the same time zone.

For a short overview about working with live data, see the video below.

Each live data source has its own requirements. For more information about data sources see Data Source Connectors.