Start from Scratch

When you create a brand new project, a cube of the same name is created within the project. If you are new to AtScale, it's likely that you'll want to start from scratch.

Before you begin

Ensure that your user ID is assigned to a role that has the Create Projects permission for the current organization. By default, the Organization Admin role has this permission.


  1. After signing in to AtScale, click Start from Scratch under Quick Start. (Or, on the Projects tab, in the left-hand project list, click the menu icon and choose Start from Scratch.)

    The Project Wizard appears. Use the Next button to step through the wizard.

  2. Enter the project name.

  3. Set the initial permissions for your project. Projects and cubes are created with the system-configured default design-time and run-time security values. The default system values for design-time and run-time access are open to all users. A Super User Administrator can change this behavior to Exclusive Access by changing the Default Project/Cube Security from the Settings > Organization Settings: Options page.

    Note: A user must have the Administer Organization permission, or be the installation Administrator to change run-time and design-time security settings. When creating a project with a Wizard, a non-administrator can see the security settings of the project, but cannot change them.

    • Yes, allow all: Allow all users in the organization to read, update, delete, and publish the project. The initial cube in the project is created and all users in the organization have read, update, and delete permissions on it.
    • No, just me: Allow only yourself, organization admins for the current organization, and super users to access the project. The initial cube in the project is created with the same restriction.
  4. Click Finish to create the project and cube displayed.

What to do next

Begin modeling your new cube:

  1. On the Projects tab, select the project and then the cube.
  2. Click Enter Model to land on the Cube Designer canvas.
  3. Click the data sources icon on the tool panel and begin adding tables to your cube.

To change the security policy for the project or the initial cube, see Grant Design-Time Permissions.

Note: By default, projects and cubes are created with exclusive access enabled. You can override and enable the Default Project/Cube Security setting for the current organization on the Settings --> (Organization Settings) Options page.