While the range of options for reporting is extensive, the process of generating a report can be defined in three simple steps.
- Define your metrics
- Select your segment
- Filter your results
Define your Metrics
To generate a report, you first need to define your metrics, or what it is exactly that you are reporting on. Your final report will have a single number for each metric you define. For example, if you want a report on Member Submitted Posts, your metric would be the total number of Member Submitted Posts.
Select your Segment
After you have defined your metrics, you can narrow down the scope of your report by selecting the segment you want to report on. For example, your metric is the total number of Member Submitted Posts, but you want to know that number from January to March, so you enter a date range as your segment.
Filter your Results
After you have narrowed the scope of your report by selecting a segment to report on, you can fine tune your report by filtering your results. For example, for Member Submitted Posts from January to March, you may want to get more specific data by filtering your results to include Post Source and Post Source Type.