Finding where Dimensions and Metrics are used in Reeport
For every data Widget you will create, you will have to define at least one Metric. Optionally, you will be able to use several Metrics and even use one or several Dimensions.
To do so, select your Widget (with a simple click on it) and use the settings menu located on the right-hand side. There, hit the Data tab (1), and use both the Dimensions (2) and Metrics (3) fields.
Learning what Dimensions are and how to use them
A Dimension is a way to look at the data through a certain angle. Depending on what’s available in your Data Source, a Dimension could be “Date”, “Country”, or “Device Type” for instance.
Simply hit the “List” button to access the full list of Dimensions available from your Data Source. Alternatively, you can choose to create a Custom Dimension to make up a whole new Dimension that does not exist in your Data Source.
Learning what Metrics are and how to use them
A Metric is essentially an indicator – most of the time a number – which can be pulled from your Data Sources. Depending on what’s available in your Data Source, a Metric could be “Users”, “Quantity”, or “Revenue” for instance.
Simply hit the “List” button to access the full list of Metrics available from your Data Source. Alternatively, you can choose to create Calculated Metrics using simple operators (“+”, “-“, etc.) and advanced formulas to draw insightful information from your data.