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Building a Daily Activity actor property

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Custom properties can be used as filters in your queries. Showing the Daily Active Users (DAU) is one of the ways used to measure success of a business web site or internet product. This article demonstrates how to build a custom actor property for a query that shows the daily active users.

Goal

This article demonstrates how to create a custom actor property that shows Daily Activity of users.

Build a custom actor property to show user daily activity

The custom actor property that we are building to show Daily Activity can be used in a query for showing daily active users.

To build a Daily Activity actor property, do the following:
  1. In the upper left corner of the window, select the dataset. In our example, we chose IA_MOVIES.
  2. In the left menu bar, click Actors, then in the upper right corner of the window click New Actor Property.

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  1. Enter Daily Activity as the name for the property at the top of the page.
  2. On the Definition tab, select Actor user, then click the Show tab, and accept the defaults: Show count of events.
  3. In the second line of the query builder, select: Filtered to events with action that matches.
  4. Select the filtered to activities for the property. We chose browse_movie, watch_movie, or post_comment. Choose the activities appropriate for your dataset.

CB_ActorProperty-filters.png

  1. Click add time options and accept the default of Trailing window: trailing 1 day.

CB_DailyActivity-prop-time.png

  1. Click Save.

We received the following results for Daily Activity for users with our dataset.

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