This page provides an overview of how to use the Application Analytics data. You have several strategies available for locating analytics data of interest. Once you have identified data that is useful for your business, you can use visualization to represent that data. The Analytics UI enables you to:
- Configure data sources to collect data for analytics
- Create and visualize searches and add them to custom dashboards
- Create API Keys for users of the Analytics Events API
- Create and view metrics created from analytics searches
Strategies for Locating Data of Interest
- Use a saved search by selecting one from the list
- Use the actions in the action bar to manage named searches (saving, duplicating, and so on)
- Create searches for specific use cases. For details, see Search Analytics Data.
- Focus on a specific time range by dragging your mouse across the event stream or by using the time range dropdown
- Select various fields from the data, targeting the kind of data of interest to you, then scan the event list:
- Double-click on any specific event to display detailed information
- Examine Top 10 Values. Click on a field to see the the top 10 values of that field in your filtered dataset. The results are presented as a count and percentage from all data within the specified time range for that field. This can help you get immediate insights from your data without having any predefined rules or previous knowledge of the data.
- You can add a value to the search criteria bar by hovering over the value and clicking on the plus icon that appears to the right.
- Relevant Fields. This feature helps you find fields with a high relevance score. A high relevance score indicates these fields are significantly more common in your filtered results than in the entire data set and may be useful to investigate. See Investigate Using Relevant Fields for a suggested workflow.
Visualize Analytics Data
Once you have defined your data, use the Visualization tab to explore the specific aspects of the data that interest you and to drill down into the relationships you need to understand.
Each visualization type is a widget, and widgets can be added and removed as desired. For details, see Visualize Analytics Data.
Upgrade Visualizations from 4.1
If you are upgrading from 4.1, you can convert your Saved Searches using the Import From 4.1 button in the action bar.
Don't click Import From 4.1 more than once. There is a known issue that the Saved Searches from 4.1 can be imported multiple times if you click Import from 4.1 multiple times.
Importing from 4.1 converts the following widgets:
- Time Series Line
- Time Series Area
- Time Series Scatter Plot
- Time Series Column
- Numeric widgets built with the Custom Widget Builder