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After running a report, you can customize the report to view and analyze the data according to your needs. You can filter report data, change how data is presented graphically, change date granularity, and so on.
Steps that describe how to save a report’s current configuration as a new custom report for all users to see.
Only administrators can create a custom report. When you create a custom report, it is added to the main reporting menu next to the report on which it is based.
To create a custom report
Run a report and configure it as necessary.
Click More > Create Custom Report.
Name the report, then click Save.
Ensure that you do not duplicate an existing report name.
Steps that describe hot to use choose the time periods for your report data.
You can select specific days, weeks, months, or years. You can also run comparison reports.
When you open a dashboard with reportlets that have different date ranges, you can choose a new date range in the calendar. The changes apply to all reportlets in the dashboard.
To select a date range
Run a report.
Click the calendar icon on the top right.
Select a date.
Click Run Report.
Steps that describe how you can use the calendar to run date comparisons between ranked reports.
You cannot compare dates between trended reports.
If you want to perform a date comparison on key metrics in a dashboard, you can pull the data into Report Builder using two separate requests. You then use custom formulas in Excel to analyze the difference between the two.
To compare dates between ranked reports in Reports & analytics:
Steps that describe how to specify whether to display the percent in a report table as a graph.
This visualization is available also in dashboard reportlets.
Steps that describe how to normalize report data.
After you run a report with compared dates, or for A/B comparisons, you can normalize the data to show the percent of change between the reports. The secondary data set is adjusted to compensate for differences in the number of selected days, or for different volumes of traffic.
To normalize report data
Steps that describe how to select a specific page from the pages of your website for a report.
Steps that describe how to display reports from two report suites in the same report.
In addition to the graphical display, the table of the report gives you a percentage comparison. The following reports can be run with comparisons:
To compare report suites
Steps that describe how to view report totals on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.
The report’s time period determines which granularity options are available. For example, you can select only Hourly if you have a one or two day time frame selected. You can select only Yearly granularity if you have more than one year selected.
To specify report granularity
Steps that describe how to run reports on a specific day of the week, such as over each Monday in a given date range.
This feature applies only to trended reports filtered with a date range of Week or Day.
Clicking the Try In Workspace button at the top of a report will load the same report in Analysis Workspace.
Most reports in Reports & Analytics now include a “Try in Workspace” button to allow you to reproduce the current view in Analysis Workspace for further customization.
Currently, the button is only available if your username has full rights to Analysis Workspace.
For more information on all the ways you can customize your report, see the Analysis Workspace guide.