In the Top Movers page, you can add movers to the report, which immediately refreshes to display the movers for the selected focus date.
Before you begin, you must review and decide the calculation mode to use for calculating top movers.
For each calculation mode, a different statement is displayed. In the following examples, the
minimum number of data points is configured to be
4 and the maximum number of data
16. These values are the default values. The minimum and maximum values
can be configured by parameter.
|Calculation mode||Report statement|
Reports can be configured for dates, time periods, and dimensions:
- A report can be configured to display movers for over a range of dates. Report data includes movers that are calculated for the preceding rolling window.
- In each report, you can display Hourly or Daily movers, but not both. To switch between Daily and Hourly movers, clear the report.
- All top movers that are not based on dimensions are generated from the
No Dimension Report Groupfor the event.
Depending on the volume of data, the tracking of top movers can require significant data storage. To constrain the storage requirements for top movers, Experience Analytics requires that you manually choose to track each mover.
- If a dimension is already added, the list of available Top Movers is filtered to show only those movers that can be used with the included dimension.
- To start a new report, click the Create icon in the toolbar.
- To add a mover, click Add Top Mover in the left panel. Select the
type of mover to add (Hourly or Daily).
The chart and detail table can display the data for an unlimited number of movers. However, the chart can become illegible.
- To apply a dimensional filter to the included mover, click and drag a dimension from the Dimensions tab to the Add Filter box in the chart.
- To change the focus range, click the date icon in the toolbar. Based on your selection,
the report is updated.
- By default, daily Top Movers display data from the current day, and hourly Top Movers display data from the most recently completed hour of the current date.
- You can change the date range that is displayed in the report.
- You can filter the report to display only the Top N movers, which are based on absolute value of the measured standard deviation.
- You can apply a visual shading to the report based on threshold values you specify.
- You can add a description for the report.
- You can drill-down on each mover in the report to reveal the base reporting data from which the deviations were calculated.
- To save the generated report, click the Save icon in the toolbar. Enter a name in the dialog and click Save.
- Export the report data as needed.
You can schedule the report to be sent to selected users.
- From the Top Movers page, you can add the report as a component to
an existing dashboard. Note: If your report references data from completed sessions only, don't configure the update interval to be more frequent than the interval at which the data collection process is run. By default, data collection occurs every 5 minutes. If the report references data from active sessions, you can set the update interval to be more frequent than every 5 minutes. Depending on the configured report and the number of reports in the dashboard, there can be performance impacts.
In the report, each mover is represented by vertical bars of a different color, showing the deviation values of each mover for each time period. Movers can be displayed across a range of multiple dates.
Each bar indicates the standard deviation for the values for a date, which is based on data over the rolling window. You can display hourly or daily data in a report, but not both:
- Daily movers: Report indicates change as a percentage between the focus date and the data for the mover in the rolling window.
- Hourly movers: Report indicates change as a percentage between the displayed hour of the focus date and the data for the mover in the rolling window.
Top Movers are sorted for display that is based on the count of standard deviations and are colored based on that order. When a new Top Mover is added to an existing chart, color coding for each mover can change.
For each type of mover, the data in the rolling window depends on the configured calculation mode.
Example: Filtering the Top Movers report by the top-N movers
Optionally, you can configure the report to display a selected number of the topmost movers, which are based on the absolute value of the calculated deviation.
For example, suppose that your report displays these movers:
- Mover A:
- Mover B:
- Mover C:
If you configure the report to display the top two movers, then the report displays Mover A and Mover C. Since the absolute value of Mover B is the least, it is dropped from the report.
Using this option, you can display the most active movers in a report.
- In the toolbar, click theOptions button.
- In the Options window, click the
Display Top N Values by Std Dev Countcheckbox.
- In the text box, enter a value for the number of most volatile top movers to display in the report.
- Click Apply. The report is updated to display only the Top N movers that you configured.
Example: Filtering the Top Movers report by dimension
You can reduce what data is included in the chart by editing the dimension filtering to include or exclude specific dimensions and to limit the display of filtered dimensions to a specified top-N number of values.
Before you do this task you need to know the filtering options you want to use and the values that you want to add.
For example, suppose that you are interested in Top Mover values for specific URLs on your web application. Depending on the site, the list of URLs can be too long to be useful. Using dimensional filtering, you can limit the report to display only the top 25 values. For various reasons, you may have already decided to filter the list of values in the URL (Normalized) dimension to a whitelist of accepted and useful URLs. In the Report Builder, you can filter the report to display only the top 25 values from the whitelist.
In the definition of the dimension, some filtration and remapping of dimension values may already be specified in a whitelist or a blacklist. When data is detected, these modifications are made before the data is available for reporting.
- To filter the report that is based on a dimension that you include, click the drop-down menu next to the included dimension and select Filter.
- Choose your filtering option from the drop-down.
- To specify values to filter, click Add Values.
- The Dimension Value Selector is displayed:
- Select the dimension values to include or exclude.
- Click Apply.
- The Dimension Filter dialog is displayed again.
- To remove any listed filter value, click the
Xicon next to it.
- To apply changes to dimension filtering, click Apply. The report is automatically updated.