SWQL Study Group for the complete novice - thoughts?

Just throwing this out there and wondering ...

My coding skills are pretty much non-existent. I have been a hardware guy all my life and just when I think I've got a handle on something and create a new query which subsequently doesn't work I get all deflated. So off I go a Googling and a Thwacking trying to see if someone has already built that wheel before. And frequently I find the answer to that is yes, they have; only it was so long ago that things have changed and the script is so far from usable / working that I'm back at the start again.

Anyway ...

My point is, I wonder if there is any merit in a SWQL Study Group to help learn this stuff from the ground up.

I've no idea if it would work; who would run it (combined effort / self led / experienced friendly coder?); structure or anything... but maybe a few like minded code n00bs, could find someplace/someway to form a self help learning group.

Thoughts?

Especially if you are like me and want in on a group like this?

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  • Thia is a great idea, and I like the thought of classes. I'm in SWQL studio daily, always building queries so it'd be fun to see how SolarWinds, the community, and/or Thwack MVP's could all contribute. I'd like to help in some fashion if possible. 

    I've put a bunch of queries of my own out in the Content Exchange. https://thwack.solarwinds.com/content-exchange/the-orion-platform/m/custom-queries - those are just scratching the surface of queries I've crafted. I use SWQL Studio every day to extrapolate data from SolarWinds.

    However with the dependence of building your own data structures in Modern Dashboards, I believe it'd be prudent for SolarWinds to start something.  has truly a lot of great content that will help, and had I not got into SQL prior to SWQL I might have been struggling myself...

    My 2 cents (for what its worth) would be to offer some official content within the Customer Support Portal for customer ingestion (I think thats the Virtual Classrooms / SolarWinds Academy).

    Certainly lots of ideas here, and I think on-demand content to start is wonderful.

  • My 2 cents (for what its worth) would be to offer some official content within the Customer Support Portal for customer ingestion (I think thats the Virtual Classrooms / SolarWinds Academy).

    Absolutely needs to be some sort of official approach / recognition to this. IMO.

    OK - I get that SWQL Studio isn't a SOLW product - but SOLW provided a series of products NPM, NCM, etc that rely heavily on SQL (and by turn SWQL) and a by product of that is an expectation from us, the clients, that this is supported. Even if not through official support channels, then comprehensive documents, or academy on-demand videos would be better than hoping the right person in THWACK sees ones plea for help.

    Climbs off hobby horse.....

  • Kevin - at this stage I'll take anything and try to make use of it.

    I guess the real time interaction is a bit pie in the sky thinking, but hey, let's start at the tough end and work back to something reasonable Joy

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  • Kevin - at this stage I'll take anything and try to make use of it.

    I guess the real time interaction is a bit pie in the sky thinking, but hey, let's start at the tough end and work back to something reasonable Joy

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  • I've got something I'm going to test with the THWACK MVPs that might give us a possible solution.  It would all be hosted on THWACK (which will be helpful because we wouldn't have to manage/troubleshoot a third party integration).  It's a dead easy solution, but I never thought of it.