Overview: Datablock Editor
The Datablock Editor allows you to customize each Datablock to meet your specific data needs.
The options available in the Datablock Editor differ depending on the visualization selected, so we encourage you to test the functionality yourself to learn what you can do with different visualizations.
Below, we will walk through the Datablock Editor for a Line Chart.
A- Datablock Title: Enter a name for the datablock. This will appear at the top of the Datablock on the Databoard and should be a good indicator of what the Datablock is showing.
Pro Tip: Typically, the Datablock Title is named the same as the Metric that you select for the Datablock.
B- Data Source: Select the Data Source that you want to populate the Datablock from the Data Source drop-down.
C- Metric: Select the Metric that you want to populate the Datablock from the Metric drop-down. Click on the tabs at the top to switch between Basic, Custom, and Calculated Metrics.
D- Date Range: Select the Date Range the Datablock will first load too. This should be the most significant Date Range for the Metric. It is recommended that you set a consistent Date Range for all Datablocks on the Databoard. Pro Tip: You will be able to select additional Date Ranges while viewing your Databoard.
E- Graph by For graph visualizations, you will be prompted to select the granularity that you’d like to view your data. “Graph by Day” will plot daily data on the chart, “Graph by Month” will plot monthly data on the chart, etc.
The options available are based on the data availability for the selected Metric.
F- Cumulative: Use the toggle to determine whether the Chart will display a cumulative graph. For certain Metrics and Date Ranges, the Cumulative option may be disabled because it would necessitate adding together unique values and would produce inaccurate data.
G- Comparison Value: Select the Comparison Value for your Datablock. This determines what data my current performance will be compared against. Depending on the selection, either the comparison percentage or the percentage to Goal will be displayed at the top of the datablock.
H- Additional Lines: Choose whether you want any additional lines added to your Datablock, like the “Previous” line, “Goal” line, “Average” line, or “Trend” line. These add context to the Datablock and helps you analyze your performance.
I- Y-Axis Auto-Scaling: Auto-scaling updates the y-axis based on the selected Metric value. This can make it easier to analyze your reports if you have very large or small Metric values.
J- Advanced Settings: In the Advanced Settings window you can change the Format, Scale, Change Format, etc.