Data Stories

Building Data Knowledge Base using Data stories


The data story feature in OvalEdge is like Wikipedia. It enables users to create, modify, and organize the business knowledge within OvalEdge. This makes all tribal knowledge neatly documented and available for data discovery and reuses within an organization.  

In OvalEdge,

  • When you create new content on this page it is called a Data story.  
  • Each data story can be grouped under a Story Zone.
  • Each Story zone can have one or more Parent data stories. Each parent story has single or multiple child stories. Data stories can be tagged to be organized further, based on business needs. 
  • Users can edit each data story to include end-user features such as formatting,  styling, inserting images & content, spell check, etc. For a complete list of editing functions, See Editing tool supported features.
  • An endorsement can be added to each Story Zone to instill trust in the content. 

How to create a Data story?

Follow the steps below to create/delete a story zone

Navigate to the Administration >> Security module, select the Story Zone tab as shown below:

To add new story - click + sign on the right side corner. Enter the name of your choice with additional information in the description.

To Delete an existing story - select the Story Zone and click on Delete sign on the right side corner. After confirmation, the selected story zone will be deleted. 

Permissions - User roles can be set on each Data story in the security page to limit the editing permissions on its content. 

Story   Zones -   Story   Zone names are collectively listed on the left side of the screen.   Select a story zone to see the list of all the parent and child data stories listed hierarchically.

How to create a Parent data story?

After creating a Story Zone, select a story zone and click the + icon on the right of the screen, enter a new story name and click OK. A new parent story gets created under the selected Story zone.

Parent story content page 

Select a Parent story and navigate to the content page on the right. The content section provides features to tag, create, edit, save, modify, and endorse and for collaborating messages within Parent stories.

How to create a Child data story?

Select a parent data story and click the + icon on the right of the screen. Now select a parent story, enter a new child story name and click OK. We will get a child story under a parent story in a story zone

How to add tags to a data story?

Tagging -  Enables users to associate tags to data stories.

Select a data story (Parent/ Child) and select the tag button. A pop-up menu displays for user input.  Enter a tag name or choose from the drop-down menu.  

By Clicking on the tag assigned to the data story, it will navigate to the Tag page.

How to endorse a story?  

Endorsement - It provides the rating with commenting features 

Select a data story (Parent/ Child) and select the + icon within the endorsement section on the right of the screen button. A pop-up menu displays for user input.  Select the red flag icon or the star rating  (1 to 5) to endorse the content on the screen. 

Select on the warning button to indicate data has an issue.

Click OK to save the endorsement.  Users can optionally enter an endorsement message too.

Note: You can view the history of the endorsement given to the story also.

Select Endorsement name at the top right corner, it will navigate to the endorsement history page.


The collaboration tool allows users to communicate and interact with their peers for any clarification, queries, etc.

It is available in all modules with Message icon at the right side which enables users free communication. See this article Collaboration for detailed information.

How to modify the data story? 

OvalEdge has six different actions that can be performed on a data story. Click on the nine dots button the different actions for modifying the data story is displayed.

Delete Story

To delete a  data story, select Parent/ Child data story and click on "Delete story" and select Yes to delete the story.

If the Parent data story has a child data story, we cannot delete the parent data story.

Change story zone

To change the story zone of the Parent/ Child story, select a “Change story zone” and select the story zone name where the data story must be moved and then click OK.  

Change   Parent

To change the data story parent of a  child story,  select a   data story. Select the  “Change Parent” and select the parent data story name from the drop-down,  where the data story must be moved. 

Change order

To change the order of the data story,  select a Parent/ Child data story. Select the “Change Order” and enter the order in which the story has to be displayed.    

Change Author

To change the Author of the data story, select a Parent/ Child data story, select "Change Author" and select the name from the drop-down and click “Change  Author”.