The Quickstart is a wizard that lets you explore some of Fusion’s core capabilities:

  • Creating or selecting an app

  • Selecting a collection (where data is stored)

  • Indexing data

  • Searching


These steps explain how to get a temporary instance of Fusion in the cloud so you can try the Quickstart right away. Follow these steps if you don’t already have a running instance of Fusion.

  1. Go to Start Building with Fusion.

  2. Click Try In The Cloud.

    The Instance Details page appears.

    Instance Details page

  3. Scroll down and notice the Instance Links and the Fusion Credentials; you’ll need these in the next step.

  4. Under Instance Links, click the link next to Fusion Admin.

    The Fusion login page appears.

  5. Enter the username and password from your Fusion Credentials.

    The first time you log in, Fusion automatically opens the Quickstart wizard.

Step through the Quickstart wizard

If it isn’t already open, open the Quickstart wizard. In the Fusion launcher, click New here? Get started…​.


  1. Click Continue.

    On the Select an App screen, you can select or create an app for your quickstart data.

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    If you click Create new app, Fusion prompts you to enter an app name (and optionally a description), then click Create App to return to the Quickstart. Your new app is selected by default.

  2. After selecting an app, click Continue.

    On the Select a Collection screen, you can select or create a collection for your quickstart data. A collection with the same name as your app is created automatically:

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  3. Click Continue.

    On the Index Data screen, you can either select one of the built-in sample datasets or click Use my data to upload your own:

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  4. Click Continue.

    On the Query Data screen, you can see all search results and enter your own search queries to test the indexed dataset. You can also select the display fields or view the parsed documents:

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  5. Click Continue.

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    From here, you can do the following:

    • Open the Index Workbench to modify the index pipeline.

    • Open the Query Workbench to modify the query pipeline.

      The workbenches are essentials tools in the Fusion workflow.

    • Open App Studio to create a user interface for searching this collection.

      This is only available in Fusion 4.1+ and before Fusion 5.0.