Overview: Metric Builder for HubSpot Marketing (Contact Properties)
With the Metric Builder for HubSpot Marketing (Contact Properties), you can use Custom Contact Properties and a combination of metrics, dimensions, and filters to create Custom Metrics in Databox.
How to access Custom Metrics and Metric Builder for HubSpot Marketing (Contact Properties)
Navigate to Metrics > Custom Metrics to access the Metric Builder for HubSpot Marketing. Click the green + New Custom Metric button and select your connected HubSpot Marketing Account from the Data Source drop-down list. Select the Contact Properties radio button.
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How to use the Metric Builder for HubSpot Marketing (Contact Properties)
Data Source: This is the Data Source that the Custom Metric is syncing data from (HubSpot Marketing).
Metric: Select a Metric from your connected HubSpot Marketing Data Source, such as "Count of Contacts," or any other Custom Contact Property. Selecting the Metric will expose the
Dimension (Optional): The Dimensions parameter re-categorizes the returned Metric value based on common criteria. An example of Dimension is "HubSpot Team," or any other Custom Contact Property. If no Dimension is selected, the Custom Metric will store 1 aggregated Metric value for each Date Range.
Add the word "by" in between the Metric and Dimension in order to determine an appropriate Custom Metric Name. From the Metric and Dimension examples outlined above, we could create the Custom Metric "Count of Contacts by HubSpot Team."
Date Field: The Date Field determines which Contacts will be included in the Custom Metric. For example, if "Create Date" is selected, any Contacts Property created during the specified Date Range(s) will be included in the Custom Metric. If a custom Date Field is selected, any Contact Property that matches the selected criteria during the specified Date Range(s) will be included in the Custom Metric.
Filter by (Optional):
Filters restrict the data that gets included in the Custom Metric. All data that is returned is tested against the Filter(s). Multiple Filters can be combined using AND / OR boolean logic.
If the data synced from the Metric and Dimension fields meet the Filter specifications, the data is retained and included in the Custom Metric value. If the data synced from the Metric and Dimension fields don't meet the Filter specifications, the data is excluded from the Custom Metric value.
Pro Tip : If you don't know which Filters to put in place for your use case, use the Dimension + Data Preview to troubleshoot and get more insight into the data that is returned from your HubSpot Account for each field. Learn more
Some common Filters include filtering data by ''Company Size'' and ''Contact Owner''.
Invert Metric (Optional)
: By default, the percentage change value displayed on Datablocks is green when the Metric value has increased, and red when the Metric value has decreased. If the Custom Metric you created has opposite trends, select this option. Learn more
Data Preview: After clicking
Preview data, a Data Preview of the Custom Metric will be displayed. Daily Metric values are displayed in this section, along with the total Metric values for the Date Range in bold at the bottom. You can view the Data Preview for different Date Ranges by clicking on the drop-down list at the top of the Data Preview.
Custom Metric Name: Enter a name for your Custom Metric. This Custom Metric name will be available in the Designer after saving.
Save: Save your Custom Metric.
How to create a Custom HubSpot Marketing Metric [Example]
In this example, we'll create a Custom Metric to report on the New Contacts by Contact Owner for mid-size Companies.
Metrics > Custom Metrics
Click the green
+ New Custom Metric button
Select the appropriate HubSpot Marketing Data Source
We will select
Count of contacts from the
Metric dropdown list, since we want to track the number Contacts
We want to view the associated Contact owner, therefore we'll select
Contact owner from the
Dimension dropdown list
We're interested in tracking newe Contacts created, so
Create Date will be our
Date Field selection
Lastly, we want to restrict the Custom Metric to only retain data for the mid-size companies, so we'll add a Filter to the Custom Metric.
First, click on the
Advanced Options hyperlink to open the Filter section of the Metric Builder. Click on the
Filter by dropdown and select
Company size. Next, click on the
Operator dropdown, and select
Greater than. Lastly, in the Value textbox, we'll enter the value = 100.
To accurately explain what this Custom Metric is reporting on, we'll name the Custom Metric ''# of Contacts by Contact Owner (mid-size companies)''
Preview data to generate a Data Preview of the Custom Metric
Once we confirm that these are the results we're looking for, we'll click
Save to save the Custom Metric
How to add a Custom HubSpot Marketing Metric to a Databoard
Learn how to add a Custom Metric to a Databoard here.
- Which fields a Custom Contact Property is available in is dependent on the type of property that's set in HubSpot. Numerical properties (i.e., store values) can be used in the Metric field. Checkboxes, Yes/ No Answers, Dropdowns, or other String properties can be used in the Dimension field or in the Filter. Date properties can be used in the Date Field.
- Custom Contact Property type 'File Upload' is not supported in this Metric Builder.