Using the Amazon FinSpace homepage - Amazon FinSpace

Using the Amazon FinSpace homepage

You will see Amazon FinSpace homepage when you login to FinSpace web application. For details on how to login, see Signing in to the Amazon FinSpace web application. This section will walk through the various parts of the homepage. Note that most features are enabled by permissions and if your user is not a member of a permission group with permissions, such as Access Notebooks, you will not see the Go to Notebook button at the top of the homepage. For more information on permissions, see Managing user permissions with permission groups.


            home page

Top menu bar


               top menu bar

The top menu bar consists of the following controls:

  • Amazon FinSpace icon – This icon located in the top left corner act as a home link. Choosing this icon from anywhere in the application returns you to the homepage.

  • Keyword search box – This search box enables you to enter text to search for datasets in FinSpace.

  • Add Data button – This button is visible only if your user is a member of a permission group with necessary permissions. Choosing the Add Data button takes you to the Add Data page, where you can quickly upload a data file and create a new dataset to store the data file.

  • Go to Notebook button – This button is visible only if your user is a member of a permission group with necessary permissions. Choosing the Go to Notebook button opens a FinSpace notebook in a new tab of your browser.

Gear menu


               gear menu

The gear menu provides access to the administrative functions in Amazon FinSpace. Each menu item will take you to the function for that feature. These functions will be visible on the menu only if your user is a member of a permission group with necessary permissions.

User profile menu


               user initials menu

The user profile menu on the far right of the navigation bar that shows your user initials provides access to your user profile, links to the documentation and tutorials, and the ability to log out of FinSpace. If you select your name you can see what permission groups you are a member of.

Data browser


               data browser

The left hand navigation menu is the data browser. Datasets are browsed with categories that you can configure yourself. Selecting any of these nodes will take you to a browse results page that will find you all the datasets in FinSpace that are associated with that selected category.

Action cards


               action cards

In the bottom section of the homepage you will find action cards titled Add Data, Find Data, Analyze Data, Add users, and Configure Catalog. Each card provides guidance to help you get started with FinSpace.

Status of Views You Created


               status of views you created

This section shows your most recently created data views of datasets including the status of processing when you create a new view. You can also display views with partitions and sorting by choosing schema columns at the time of creating a data view. You can choose the dataset name to go to the dataset details page. The Analyze in Notebook button at the bottom of the card allows you to access a notebook with a sample code to access the view.

If you select to access the data view externally using the FinSpace API while creating the data view, you will see the External API Access button at the bottom of the card. Choose this button to access the data view using your FinSpace API credentials.

Discover FinSpace

You can learn more about FinSpace by choosing Tutorial Videos on the user profile menu. There you will find informative videos about using FinSpace. This section will change from time to time as new videos are added.


               discover finspace