Apply Date Granularity in Analytics Dashboards

In addition to filtering the time frame, you can control the date granularity in your Analytics Dashboards. By leveraging the Date Granularity, you can enhance your data analysis, making your reports more precise and insightful by visualizing your data in a specific time frame. This provides flexibility and deeper insights into your data trends.

What is Date Granularity

Date Granularity refers to the level of detail at which time-based data is presented. This can range from very detailed (daily) to more summarized forms (weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly). Choosing the appropriate date granularity helps you focus on the data trends that matter most to your analysis.

Benefits of Date Granularity

  • Focused analysis allows you to analyze short-term trends by focusing on specific periods or long-term patterns.
  • Enhanced Insights: Aggregating data at different levels can reveal insights that might be missed when looking at raw, unaggregated data.
  • Customizable Reports: Present data at the most relevant granularity to tailor your reports to suit the needs of different stakeholders.

Not Sure When to Use These

  • Daily Granularity: Use this to track detailed daily performance metrics, such as daily user engagement or sales figures.
  • Weekly Granularity: Ideal for identifying weekly trends or patterns, such as website traffic or campaign performance.
  • Monthly Granularity: Useful for monthly reporting and observing longer-term trends over several months.
  • Quarterly Granularity: Perfect for quarterly business reviews and planning, providing a broader view of your data trends.
  • Yearly Granularity: Best for annual reports and long-term strategic planning, summarizing the data over each year.

How to Control Date Granularity

  1. Navigate to the dashboard where you wish to adjust the date granularity.
  2. The settings icon is in the top right-hand corner of the dashboard. SelectScreenshot 2023-11-30 at 2.36.44 PM.png located in the top right hand corner of the dashboard. This will open up the Date Granularity options.
  3. Choose Your Desired Granularity from the dropdown menu, and select the granularity level you prefer:
    • Daily: View data aggregated by day.
    • Weekly: View data aggregated by week.
    • Monthly: View data aggregated by month.
    • Quarterly: View data aggregated by quarter.
    • Yearly: View data aggregated by year.
  4. After selecting the desired granularity, the dashboard will automatically update, reflecting the data according to the chosen time frame.

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