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Navigating the Data Product Platform

Exploring the commonly used screens in Operate offers a rich range of features. While it may initially seem overwhelming, this section provides helpful navigation tips and guidance to make your experience seamless and enjoyable.


The main home screen of any project will look something like this:

The navigation bar at the top of the page provides quick access to other projects and groups and search functionality, help, user profile, and settings.

Every group and project includes this handy navigation indicator showing where you are in the current group hierarchy, with links to each parent group.

Project sidebar

The project sidebar contains quick links to the most commonly used items within the project, including:

1. Project information

The Project information sidebar menu is a dropdown menu item that links to other information about the project.

Project information menu in the data product platform sidebar !!shadow!!

2. Repository

The Repository sidebar menu provides access to menu items, including Files, Commits, Branches, Tags, Contributor statistics, Graph, and Compare revisions.

Repository menu in the data product platform sidebar  !!shadow!!

3. Merge requests

The Merge requests menu allows developers to raise, view, and merge requests for this project.

Merge requests menu in the data product platform sidebar !!shadow!!

4. CI/CD

The CI/CD menu gives developers and maintainers access to the project's pipelines, jobs, and schedules.

ci-cd-menu in the data product platform sidebar !!shadow!!

5. Deployments

The Deployments menu gives access to the project's environments where code and data products get deployed. It includes functionalities for managing environments, deploying to specific environments, and monitoring the deployment process.

Deployment menu in the data product platform sidebar !!shadow!!

6. Packages and registries

The Packages and registries menu is a central location to manage and interact with various types of packages and artifacts used in your development and deployment processes.

Packages and registries menu in the data product platform sidebar !!shadow!!

7. Settings

The Settings menu includes other project configurations such as General, Integrations, Webhooks, Access Tokens, Repository, Merge requests, CI/CD, and Packages and registries.

Settings menu in the data product platform sidebar !!shadow!!

Project header

Here, you will find the main project information, such as the project identifier, summary stats on Git interactions and storage, a graphical view of code usage, a branch selector, and other action buttons.

Main project information in the data product platform !!shadow!!

Last commit

Below the header, you will find details of the last commit to the selected branch, including the core information provided by the contributor and the current pipeline status.

Project files

The remainder of the main project page is the file browser, showing all the directories and files in the currently selected branch. However, for editing code, we recommend using the Web IDE. This is accessed via the button just above the project header.