The Next or previous item panel started out as a report in Reports & Analytics, under Reports > Most popular > Next page/Previous page. It is now a Workspace panel as well. This panel contains a number of tables and visualizations to easily identify the next or previous dimension item for a specific dimension. For example, you might want to explore which pages customers went to most often after they visited the Home page.
You can access the panel from within Reports or within Workspace.
|Workspace||Create a new project and select the Panel icon in the left rail. Then drag the Next or previous item panel above the Freeform table. Notice that the Dimension and Dimension Item fields are left blank. Select a dimension from the drop-down list. Dimension items are populated based on the dimension you chose. The top dimension item gets added, but you can select a different item. The defaults are Next and Visitor. Again, you can modify these as well.
You can configure the Next or previous item panel panel using these input settings:
|Segment (or other component) drop zone||You can drag and drop segments or other components to further filter your panel results.|
|Dimension||The dimension for which you want to explore next or previous items.|
|Dimension Item||The specific item at the center of your next/previous inquiry.|
|Direction||Specify whether you are looking for the Next or the Previous dimension item.|
|Container||Visit or Visitor (default) determine the scope of your inquiry.|
Click Build to build the panel.
The Next or previous item panel returns a rich set of data and visualizations to help you better understand what occurrences follow or precede specific dimension items.
|Horizontal bar||Lists the next (or previous) items based on the dimension item you chose. Hovering over an individual bar highlights the corresponding item in the Freeform table.|
|Summary number||High-level summary number of all next or previous dimension item occurrences for the current month (so far.)|
|Freeform table||Lists the next (or previous) items based on the dimension item you chose, in a table format. For example, which were the most popular pages (by occurrences) that people went to after (or before) the home page or the workspace page.|