Questions are queries plus their visualization. You can ask questions using Metabase’s graphical query builder, or create a native/SQL query.
An introduction to Metabase’s graphical query builder.
Custom expressions, like spreadsheet formulas, are tools you can use in the graphical query builder to ask more complicated questions.
A list of the aggregations and functions available in the graphical query builder.
You can join data to combine your current data with another table, or even with a saved question.
Native query editor
Also known as the SQL editor (we say native because you can also query databases that don’t use SQL, like MongoDB and Google Analytics).
Write native code (like SQL) to query your data source.
Metabase’s data model reference can help you understand your tables and fields.
Pass parameters into variables in your SQL templates.
Reuse and share bits of SQL.
There are many different ways to share the results of questions. To share the results of a dashboard, see Dashboard subscriptions.
Save questions, download results, and share links.
Choose from a variety of visualization types.
Get results via email or Slack, either on a schedule, or only when something interesting happens.
Share your data with the good people of the internet.