Overview: Metrics

The Metrics page outlines which Metrics are available for each Data Source. This page is commonly used to help evaluate Databox for your specific needs and plan out the reports that you want to build. 

HOW TO

How to use the Metrics page

Navigate to Data Manager > Metrics the Metrics page. Select the Data Source whose Metrics you want to view from the Data Source drop-down. 

How to use the Metrics page

Once you select a Data Source from the Data Source drop-down list, the Metrics page will populate with all Basic, Custom, and Calculated Metrics that are available for the selected Data Source. You can use the Search bar to search for specific Metrics. 

If there is no Custom Metrics section, a Query Builder for this Data Source is not available. Using Query Builder (when applicable) and Data Calculations, you can utilize any of the Metrics you see on this page to create additional Custom and Calculated Metrics for your own reporting needs. 

By hovering over specific Metric blocks, you can learn more about the Metric and the associated pre-built Datablock that is available. Pre-built Datablocks are built based on common use cases. Click on the  star icon in the top right to Favorite the Metric and add it to your Home page. Click Add to Databoard to add the pre-built Datablock to a Databoard. 

What are Basic Metrics? 

Basic Metrics are Metrics that are available by default in Databox. No additional work is required to report on these Metrics, so they allow you to quickly and efficiently access data from your Data Sources. The total number of Basic Metrics for each Data Source will be listed at the top of the Basic Metrics section. 

What are Custom Metrics?

Custom Metrics are Metrics that are built using Query Builder. Query Builder is not available for every Data Source, so this section will not exist on the Metrics page for every Data Source. 

Learn more about Query Builder here

What are Calculated Metrics? 

Calculated Metrics are Metrics that are built using Data Calculations. Data Calculations allows you to combine Metrics from any Data Source in an equation to create a new, Calculated Metric. 

It is possible to create Calculated Metrics using Metrics from multiple Data Sources,. For example, you can add together Followers from Twitter and Followers from Facebook to create a new, Calculated Metric for "Total Followers."

Learn more about Data Calculations here

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