**In this weekly blog series, engineering and support staff at Datameer share their favorite features in Datameer.**
Two of my favorite features in Datameer are really awesome usability features that help you save time. As per usual, you can jump to the end and just watch the 3-minute demo, or catch some screenshot guidance below.
My first favorite feature is that during data import, Datameer automatically detects the schema to categorize each column by its detected type:
Of course, you can always change the categorization from the drop-down menu to better fit your needs:
Datameer is smart enough to know if you select “Boolean”, to convert the 0′s and 1′s to “false” or “true”, or if you have a date column, to automatically parse the data into various date formats you can select, again from a drop-down menu.
My other favorite feature is the auto-naming of columns. During your analysis, Datameer pays attention to which transformations you’re performing, and automatically creates a column title that correlates with the function you performed. For example, if you apply the “GROUPTOPN” function to a column named BulletData:
That results in the auto-naming of:
And now, for the full demo: