View-only Projects in Analysis Workspace

Last update: 2023-05-31
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Workspace projects can be shared to users as “Can view” only. When a View recipient opens the shared project, they receive a more restrictive project experience, with no left rail and limited interactions.


Hi, this is Jen Lasser with Adobe Analytics Product Management. In this video I’m going to show you how to share a project as view only to your recipients. To share a project, go to share, share project. You can put a recipient in one of three roles, edit, duplicate and view. And the view role is the one that you want to give a recipient if you want them to have a view only experience. View only experiences are helpful to give to project recipients that may be less familiar with data, or analysis work space and how to interact in that product, or Adobe Analytics generally. A view only experience gives you a way to give them a limited interactive experience within Analysis Workspace. Let’s go ahead and add a user to the can view group, and then we’ll jump over and look at what the view experience looks like. Opening up a view only project, right off the bat you’ll notice that the left rail is gone. The user of this project cannot interact with the left rail components, or make any significant changes to the project you’ve created for them. Anything that alters data, such as changing the report suite, or date range has been disabled. Now, the most notable enabled interactions, are dropdown filters. As an owner, or editor of the project, you can build in controlled interactions through dropdown filters, such as allowing the user to apply a segment, or select different devices in this example. When the user makes that selection, it’ll change the data down below, and update all of the related visualizations. Some other interactions that are enabled in this view are simple hover interactions, so the user can explore and answer deeper questions. They can also paginate through free form tables, and they can even get more information about components included through the info icon. Down below, a couple of other visualizations that I wanted to highlight that have enabled interactions, are flow and map. In flow, the user can expand nodes to continue to explore the journey that users have on their website or app. And in the map, if there was data here, you’d be able to scroll in and out to zoom in on those data points. This has been an overview of view only workspace projects. Share a project as view only when you have recipients that may be less familiar with data, or using Analysis Workspace or Adobe Analytics. -

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