About Multiple Data Sources in Advanced-Reports
- Display data from different surveys in one visualization for easy comparison. For example, you can show 2018 and 2019 data side by side.
- Report on multiple metrics in one visualization. For example, you want to see Mean, Minimum, and Maximum next to each other.
- Compare how respondents of different demographics scored on each question. For example, amongst your customers who are coffee drinkers, those from Utah may give your cafe’s drink selection a different average CSAT than your customers from Washington.
Currently, three visualizations allow you to add more than one source or metric.
Adding Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Data Sources are a great way to compare data collected across surveys. The method described in this section is best for data where the choices are not numeric, but instead categorical, or subjective groups. For example, most Multiple Choice-style questions collect data in this format. These data sources can be displayed in two different formats (metrics): Choice Count or Percentage. It is best to choose one of these metrics and apply it to every data source you have in a visualization.
Adding Multiple Metrics
A visualization can display different numeric metrics side by side, so that different statistics for the same data can be displayed together. When using a numeric metric format, you can choose to display data in Mean, Min (Minimum), Max (Maximum), NPS (Net Promoter Score), Responses, and Sum format. This option is best for data collected from recoded Multiple Choice questions, and any question type that lets you collect numeric data.
When you click on your metric or data source, you can change the Label displayed on the visualization. By default, this can be on the longer side, displaying the question text and the chosen metric.
We highly advise you change these labels to be shorter and easier to read. Generally, you should name labels after the name of the data source or the metric you’re using, depending on what you are trying to communicate. You can rely on titles and text boxes to give additional information about the variable being displayed.
On each Metric, you can change the number of decimal points you display. Click on a Metric, go to the Options tab, and select from the dropdown.
This option is only available for numeric Metrics, such as Mean, Min (Minimum), Max (Maximum), NPS (Net Promoter Score), Responses, and Sum.
Adding Filters to Sources
Just as you can filter a report or filter an entire visualization, you can filter individual data sources. This can be useful if you want to compare scores by demographic. For example, you may wish to show the household income of respondents from Utah with children vs. respondents from Washington with children.
- Click the data source or metric you want to filter.
- Go to the Filters tab.
- Click the Add Filter dropdown.
- Select Manage Filters (or select an existing filter).
- You will be brought to the filtering window. Read the Filtering Responses page for more on how to format your conditions.