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Views and chart controls reference

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A view is the visualization of query results in the form of a chart, graph, table, or number, together with settings determined by Interana to optimize that visualization.

Using views, you can visualize your results flexibly on the fly, and can alter your query directly through the chart controls within the view. 

Chart controls

Use the Chart Controls to adjust each view across multiple dimensions. For example, you can add another y-axis, plot splines, lines, or dots and control the time window and chart resolution. The example below shows the Chart Controls with adjusted values for the Time view. Chart Controls are specific to each view, and are explained in the view descriptions.  

Time view

The Time view shows a line graph of matching query results over a specified period of time. 

Chart control Description
Units Select how you want to report the query results: per minute, per hour, per day, per week, or have Interana automatically select the unit value based on the query. This affects the scale of the Y-axis and the event rate information in the data point popups. 
Showing top For a query that compares multiple groups, specify how many of the top results to display on the graph.
Resolution Adjust the granularity of the data displayed on the graph.
Line Choose the line style for your graph: dotted, solid line, or spline. The default setting is line.
Sampled Query Specify whether the query should be sampled.
Min and Max Y Leave the default (Auto) settings or adjust the minimum and maximum values on the y-axis by entering custom parameters.
Time Window The rolling window of time prior to each point used to calculate the result. For example, if your time window is 7 days, each point is calculated over data from the previous 7 days. The time window must be a multiple of the resolution.

Table view

The Table view breaks your data down into columns and rows. You can load 50 rows at a time. 

Chart control Description
Showing Top For a query that compares multiple groups, specify how many of the top results to display on the graph.
Order By Select the measure (such as Count Events) or column to use to order the data in either ascending or descending (default) order. 
Sampled Query Specify whether the query should be sampled.

Number view

When the result of a query is a single numeric value, the Number view gives a clear representation that's especially useful for pinning to the dashboard. If you choose Compare Times in the Query Builder, this view displays the result for the primary query, and below it shows the percent change compared to your selected previous time period. In parentheses is the numeric result of the comparison period.

Chart control Description
Number Format Format numbers to better reflect your intended metric.
Use Number Suffixes Use number suffixes in the result. For example, to show "1.19M" instead of showing all digits of the value. 
Sampled Query Select whether the query should be sampled. 

Distribution view

The Distribution view shows the range of events represented in the data and the frequency with which each event occurs. 

Chart control Description
Y-Axis Represents Label the y-axis in numbers of events (Value) or percentage (%Share) of the total results represented.
Show Percentiles Display red lines marking the 10th, 50th, 75th, 90th, 99th and 99.9th percentiles on the distribution curve.
Show Cumulative Invert the curve and highlight the cumulative nature of the distribution.
Sampled Query Specify whether the query should be sampled.

Bar view

This view displays your query results as a color-coded bar chart.    

In this example, because the "All others" value is negligibly small in comparison to the others, it is displayed as a number rather than as a bar. You can remove any bar of data by clicking the (X) next to its label in the legend below the chart.

Chart control Description
Y-Axis Represents Label the y-axis in numbers of events (Value) or percentage (%Share) of the total results represented.
Bars Specify the maximum number of bars to display on the x-axis, and therefore how many groups to represent on the chart.
Sampled Query Specify whether the query should be sampled.

Pie view

The Pie view presents grouped query results as sectors of a circle. The arc of each sector along the circumference of the circle represents the proportion of the total query results represented per group. 

Chart control Description
Show All Others Display a line representing all events that did not match your query along with those that did.
Showing Top For a query that compares multiple groups, choose how many of the top results to display on the graph.
Sampled Query Select whether the query should be sampled. 

Stacked Area Time view

Stacked Area charts make it easy to compare multiple dimensions. Each bar represents the sum of different groups or categories.

Chart control Description
Units Select how you want to report the query results: per minute, per hour, per day, per week, or have Interana automatically select the unit value based on the query. This affects the scale of the Y-axis and the event rate information in the data point popups. 
Y-Axis Represents Label the y-axis in numbers of events (Value) or percentage (%Share) of the total results represented.
Resolution Adjust the granularity of the data displayed on the graph.
Line Choose the line style for your graph: dotted, solid line, or spline. The default setting is line.
Sampled Query Select whether the query should be sampled.

Retention view

Use Interana’s Retention analysis to measure how long new users engage with your service after registration; track this engagement per minute, hour, day, week, month, or year. Interana’s Retention analysis reveals how long a user is spending with your product or service, when the user stops using, and when the user re-engages. This helps you learn which features are sticky, which features are turning away users, and the level of customer loyalty. 

See Analyze user retention for more information. 

Stacked Bar view

The Stacked Bar view allows you to visualize the results of your query in two dimensions: the first is grouped in bars along the x-axis; the second dimension is grouped vertically within each bar. In this example, results are grouped first by gender, and then for each gender, in stacks by artist.  

Chart control Description
Y-Axis Represents Label the y-axis in numbers of events (Value) or percentage (%Share) of the total results represented.
All Others in Stack Specify whether those values that did not match your query should be represented in the stacks.
Stacks Specify the maximum number of stacks to display in the chart.
Bars Specify the maximum number of bars to display on the x-axis, and therefore how many groups to represent on the chart.
Sampled Query Select whether the query should be sampled. 

Limiting the number of stacks and bars can optimize the visualization. If the specified number of stacks or bars is smaller than the number of corresponding groups returned by the query, the chart will show those with the highest numbers of matching values.  To visualize more data, use the chart controls to increase the number of stacks or bars displayed. 

 

Samples view

The Samples view shows a subset of the sampled query results to facilitate exploration of the data model. 

You can export up to 10,000 event rows to a .csv file by clicking the More button in the upper right hand corner of the Samples view, then selecting Export Data. There are no chart controls for this view, and it cannot be pinned to a dashboard.

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