What's New in Analysis Workspace
New feature released on January 16, 2020.
With Table Builder enabled, you can drag and drop in many dimensions, breakdowns, metrics and segments to build tables that answer more complex business questions. Data will not update immediately. Instead, updates occur after you click Build , saving you time once you know what table you want to construct. Additionally, this feature offers:
Enhancements released on October 10, 2019.
Update to Freeform table totals
Freeform tables now include two totals, a Table total and a Grand total . The Table total row accounts for report filters applied. Previously, only segmentation impacted totals. Learn more
In addition, Show Totals and Show Grand Total options have been added to Column Settings .
With this change to Freeform totals, dependent visualizations will be updated (e.g. linked Summary Number visualizations), as well as exported CSV and PDF data.
Option to remove Unspecified/None
The ability to easily remove ‘Unspecified (None)’ has been added as an option to report filters.
Deprecation of purple granularity components
Purple granularity time components (Minute, Hour, Day, Week, Month, Quarter, Year) have been deprecated. The purple time components have always behaved exactly like their orange dimension counterparts, so this change will simplify the experience. No action needs to taken if you previously used one of the purple time components.
With this change, the purple Time section has also been renamed to Date Ranges .
Enhancement released on August 8, 2019.
Increase item limit for dropdown filter from 50 to 200
We increased the limit of items that can be placed in a dropdown filter from 50 to 200. This enhancement accommodates a variety of use cases, such as adding all countries (195) to a filter, or all US states and provinces (52).
Enhancements released on July 18, 2019.
Cohort Analysis enhancements
New Cohort Analysis settings have been added:
Show items from last 18 months
In the left rail, users now have the option to Show items from last 18 months . Previously, the lookback period was a maximum of 6 months. This makes it easier to compare to pages or campaigns from last year, up to 18 months ago.
New Analysis Workspace template
We added a new template called "Magento: Marketing & Commerce" to Analysis Workspace. It is designed specifically for Magento e-commerce customers, but any retailer can use it to get unique insights into their commerce activities.
Enhancement released on June 13, 2019.
New out-of-the-box filters
Added new out-of-the-box filters to the left rail search. Beyond what you see today (Dimensions, Metrics, Approved, etc.), new filters such as Calculated Metrics, Customer Attributes, eVars, Props, Video, etc. were added to make it easier to find the components you need.
Enhancement released on May 09, 2019.
A new setting was added to the Flow visualization settings: Include Repeat Instances.
Enhancement released on April 11, 2019.
Enhancements to optimization best practices
New features and enhancements released on January 17, 2019.
Major improvements to Cohort Analysis let you:
This new setting lets you see more data on a single screen by reducing the vertical padding of the left rail, freeform tables and cohort tables. Accessible via Project > Project Info & Settings.
Some dimensions in Analytics can contain multiple values on a single hit, such as listVars, the product variable, list props, or merchandising eVars. Analysis Workspace lets you apply Attribution IQ to any of these types of variables at the hit level.
Speed improvements to breakdown visualizations - projects with lots of breakdowns will load faster.
New features and enhancements released on November 1, 2018.
These changes were actually introduced in October 2018. Changes were made to which components administrators and non-administrators can see in curated Workspace projects and curated virtual reports suites (VRSs).
Previously, anyone could see non-curated components when clicking Show all Components. The updated curation experience allows for more fine-grained control over which components are visible.
New features and enhancements released on October 11, 2018.
Panel Dropdown Management
We made a few changes to the management of panel dropdowns, which were introduced in the September MR. When you right-click the dropdown, you can now
Links in panel and visualization tooltips
We have added links to pertinent videos and documentation to panel and visualization tooltips.
New features and enhancements released on September 13, 2018.
The panel drop zone now has drop-down capabilities. Drop-downs enable end users to interact with the data in a project in a controlled way. Example: Suppose you have several versions of a project to provide country-specific reporting. You can now collapse those projects into a single project, and add in a country drop-down instead.
You can now change the color scheme used in Workspace, by choosing from a different color palette or specifying your own palette. This affects many things in Workspace, including most visualizations. It does NOT affect Summary Change, conditional formatting in Freeform tables, and the Map visualization.
Note: Color palette support is not enabled for Internet Explorer 11.
New template: Audio Consumption
See Audio Analytics .
New features and enhancements released on August 9, 2018.
Drop Zone Guides
These guides help you more easily understand what each drag and drop action will do. For example, when you hover over a column, we will show things like Add, Replace, Filter By, and Breakdown.
We also added yellow/red guides that alert you when you are taking an action that is not recommended or prohibited, such as stacking two metrics on top of one another (which leads to invalid data).
Add Blank Panel Option
We added a + symbol below the starting panel to make it easier to add additional panels.
New features and enhancements released on July 19, 2018.
Attribution IQ lets you perform more sophisticated and intelligent analysis on marketing performance. New attribution models can be used on metrics in Analysis Workspace (on any table or on any breakdown) and in calculated metrics. A new Attribution Panel allows for better visualization and comparison.
Improvements to the Left Rail
Made improvements to the left rail to make it more intuitive and easy to use:
Totals for Calculated Metrics
When possible, we now display totals for calculated metrics, including for percentages
New date range preset
Added 'Last 13 full weeks' to the date range presets in Analysis Workspace.
New features and enhancements released on June 14, 2018.
Previously, when a dimension was dropped on a column, we showed the top 5 values for non-time dimensions (and 15 for time dimensions) and kept those values static (i.e., the 5 values picked never changed).
From now on, by default, we show dynamic values instead of static ones, with the option to turn them into static values. Other things to note:
New Workspace Features modal
Similar to the Tips of the Day introduced last month, this modal shows new Workspace features the first time you log in to Workspace after a new release.
New features and enhancements released on May 10, 2018.
Tips of the Day
We will provide Tips of the Day (along with a short video) in the bottom right-hand corner of the interface. These tips are meant to familiarize you with a multitude of cool Analysis Workspace features. You can choose to dismiss these Tips or access them through Help > Tips at any time.
The left rail now shows segment templates and calculated metrics templates.
Ability to scroll while dragging components
You can now scroll up and down while dragging components to a new location.
Additional information on anomalies
When hovering over an anomaly in a line chart, the information now shows the date and the raw value of the anomaly.
New features and enhancements released on April 12, 2018.
The column setting to Wrap Header Text is now enabled by default for Freeform tables.
The new Calculate percentage by row setting forces the Freeform table to calculate the cell percentages across the row as opposed to down the column. This is especially useful for trending percentages, such as trending how one dimension value fairs against the rest over time. It is turned on by default when clicking the Visualize icon.
A new visualization setting on area stacked/bar stacked/horizontal bar stacked visualizations turns the chart into a "100% stacked" visualization, so you can gauge relative proportions.
Anomaly Detection and Contribution Analysis now available only via Analysis Workspace
Anomaly Detection and Contribution Analysis have been removed from the Reports & Analytics feature set and are now available only via Analysis Workspace.
Note that Adobe Analytics Select and Adobe Analytics Foundation customers have access only to "daily-granularity" Anomaly Detection in Workspace.
New features and enhancements released on March 8, 2018.
You can now wrap the header text in Freeform tables to make headers more readable and tables more shareable. We have added an option in Column settings called "Wrap Header Text." This is especially useful for .pdf rendering and for metrics with long names.
To make it easier to quickly create calculated metrics, Create metric from selection has been added to the right-click menu in Freeform Tables. This option displays when one or more header column cells are selected.
To be able to show period-over-period (such as, year-over-year) comparisons in the Map visualization, we have added these enhancements:
For the recently released custom templates, we have
New feature and enhancements released on February 8, 2018.
You can now build your own Workspace templates and save them so that other users in your organization can start with data that is relevant to them.
Clicking "new project" launches a new screen that gives you the choice to start from
Right-click support for copy
We added a right-click "Copy to clipboard" option to allow you to consistently copy cells/tables.
The "percentage of total" shown in columns was capped at 100%, even when certain scenarios lead to rows being more than 100% of the total (such as with averages).
We now show percentages greater than 100%, to be more accurate. We are also moving the upper bound cap to 1,000% to ensure columns can grow in width too large.
Applying conditional formatting (colors, etc) within Freeform tables is now automatically enabled on breakdowns, unless "Custom" limits are selected.
Changes to default calendar view
By default, the Workspace calendar will now show current month and last month, instead of current month and next month.
Improved hover/selection colors in Workspace tables
The difference in colors when hovering over a Freeform table cell versus clicking on a cell has been made more distinct.
New features and enhancements released on January 18, 2018.
More dimension item filtering options in freeform tables
These (advanced) filtering options for dimension items have been added (besides the existing "contains" and "does not contain" options):
Copy & paste visualizations/panels across panels & projects
You can now right-click and copy a visualization or panel, and then paste ("insert") that copied element into another place within the project, or into a different project.
You can use this capability to create "building blocks" - predefined visualizations/panels - that can be copied into other projects to get started more quickly, with data specific to your business.
Two new project templates have been added:
Column Resizing Improvement
When resizing the left-most column, Workspace now maintains the width percentages of the rest of the columns (not simply adjust the next column width on the right). This change speeds up table creation for both analysis and sharing.
Display 400 rows in a table
You can now display 400 rows in a table (up from 200), to allow for 365-day trends.
Map Visualization support in PDF
The Map visualization, introduced in October 2017, can now be rendered in PDF.
Relative intra-links when copying/saving-as Project
Previously, when you copied a project or did a "save as", all the intra-links saved in the project pointed to the original project, not the copied project.
The intra-links are now relative to the project they live within, after you copy/save-as.
Contribution Analysis: Token Notification
If your company has a limited number of Contribution Analysis tokens, the Analysis Workspace UI now shows a notification when you consume a token. It lets you know how many tokens you have left.
(Admin users: you can restrict who can use these tokens, by editing the group permission. The permission is called "Anomaly Detection and Contribution Analysis" under Analytics > Admin > User Management > Edit Groups > Edit All Report Access > Customize Report Suite Tools > Tools And Reports . )
CSV files with multi-bye characters
|Emailed CSV files containing multi-byte characters can now be opened in MS Excel.|
Changes to event#, eVar#, and prop#
Event#, eVar#, and prop#, which were added to dimension names in the left rail (in 2017), will only appear when you search for the component.
(Also applies to Virtual Report Suite builder.)
Changes to None/Unspecified
Changed how None/Unspecified works in Analysis Workspace so that it is consistent with Reports & Analytics, the Segment Builder and the dimension values menu in Analysis Workspace.
This means that the value will show up as "Unspecified" instead of "None" in most projects in Analysis Workspace.
New feature released on November 09, 2017.
List of Incompatible Components
Sometimes, not all components included in a project are included in the report suite. The resulting "Incompatible Report Suite" message that displays when loading a project or switching to a report suite now lists the components that are not compatible.
New features released on October 26, 2017.
The new Map Visualization lets you easily view your customer interactions within the context of their location. From a macro (global) view to a micro (city) view, you can easily zoom in and out of various hierarchy levels in the visualization to see clusters of users across regions.
You can visualize location data via IP address (for non-mobile data sets) or you can bring latitude and longitude data (for customers using the Mobile SDK) to life in Analysis Workspace.
You can now easily toggle between time granularities when the dimension in the data source is a time dimension. You can switch granularities from a drop-down in the visualization settings.
Previously, you could drop only dimension items, date ranges, or segments into segment drop zones. You can now drop a full dimension or event into the segment drop zone. In both cases, Analysis Workspace will create "exists" hit segments.
Examples: "Hit where eVar1 exists" or "Hit where event1 exists".
Note: You cannot drop calculated metrics into a segment zone. Only those dimensions/metrics for which you can build segments qualify for the segment zone.
If there are visualizations connected to a freeform or cohort table, the top left dot (Data Source Settings) will now list the connected visualizations. Hovering will highlight the linked visualization, and clicking it will take you to it.
In addition, there is a "Show/Hide Data Table" checkbox that lets you show or hide the data table.
Prior to October 2017, evar# and prop# were appended to the dimension names, and you could search on those numbers. The same functionality is now available for events.
Example: "Subscriptions" now shows up in the left rail as "Subscriptions (event1)".
Keep in mind:
The default sort order for some out-of-the-box dimensions has been updated in these cases:
For example, if "Hour of Day" is dropped into a table, it will be sorted from 12AM-11PM. You still have the option to sort by any metric column.
The Anomaly Detection Confidence interval does not automatically scale the y-axis of a visualization to potentially make the chart more legible.
You now have the option to allow the confidence interval to scale the chart.
In the Alert Manager, when one or more alerts are selected, they can be renewed by clicking Renew .
This extends their expiration dates to 1 year from the day Renew was clicked, regardless of their original expiration date.
New features released on September 21, 2017.
Dimensions based on timestamp have been added out-of-the-box to Analysis Workspace. Dimensions include:
You can now change the settings on multiple columns at once. Just select multiple columns and click the settings icon of any one of those columns. Any changes that you make apply to all columns with cells selected in them.
A new dimension label at the top of each Flow column makes using multiple dimensions in a flow visualization more intuitive.
Previously, there were 2 counting methods in a Histogram visualization: Visit and Visitor (default).
You can now use a third counting method, "Hit", as a segment container. "Occurrences" is used as the y-axis metric in the freeform table.
Clear All button for Segment Comparison and Contribution Analysis configuration
Rather than manually deleting each element, you can now Clear All elements in the following Workspace areas:
Two current Summary Change Options were renamed to clarify their meaning:
Previously, abbreviated Summary number/change visualizations showed 0 decimal places.
You can now choose 0-3 decimal places to enhance your reporting.
New features released on August 17, 2017.
You can now add tags to a project while saving the project.
Added a Tags column to the Workspace project list page. This column displays the tags for each project.
You can download Flow visualizations as .csv files, which lets you analyze Flow results within Microsoft Excel (visualized as a table) or elsewhere.
For Anomaly Detection-based alerts, two new confidence levels (99.75% and 99.9%) have been added. The defaults for some granularity selections have also changed:
New features released on July 20, 2017.
Lets you change the font settings (bold, italics, and so on) and hyperlink within text box visualizations and panel / visualization descriptions.
Intra-linking lets you link down to specific panels and visualizations within a project from a text box, such as to create a project table of contents. You can share these links like you share a project link, to direct someone to a specific visualization or panel within a project. New right-click options called "Get Panel Link" and "Get Visualization Link" have been added.
Lets you rename series names in visualization legends (Fallout, Area, Area Stacked, Bar, Bar Stacked, Donut, Histogram, Horizontal Bar, Horizontal Bar Stacked, Line, Scatter, and Venn) to help you make visuals more consumable.
Legend editing does not apply to: Treemap, Bullet, Summary Change or Number, Text, Freeform, Histogram, Cohort or Flow visualizations.
We've redeveloped how data sources (powering the visualizations) are managed. There are no longer separate, hidden tables when you lock your data source to a table.
Instead, we will keep the visual tied to the table you created it from. This will also resolve a bug with live-linked tables, where you change the granularity and then it reverts to the old granularity on the next project load.
We now highlight the anomaly with a blue dot within contribution analysis and the intelligent alert projects linked to it. This provides a clearer indication of the anomaly being analyzed.
'Get Project Link' for Experience Cloud logins
Previously, if you logged in with your Experience Cloud credentials and navigated to Analytics, you could not use the Share > Get Project Link feature. We've fixed this issue. You still have to save the project before this option becomes clickable.
You can now filter expired projects in the Scheduled project manager. You can then decide whether to restart or delete these projects.
New features released on June 8, 2017.
|Calendar changes|| Changes to the calendar to bring it in line with the Reports & Analytics calendar:
Improved Search for Dimension Items
Component Manager enhancements
Alert Manager enhancements
Added the following hotkeys:
New features released on April 20, 2017.
Note: The People template and its associated People metric is available for use only as part of the Adobe Experience Cloud Device Co-op .
The template is based on the People metric, which is a de-duplicated version of the Unique Visitors metric. The People metric provides a measure of how often consumers using multiple devices interact with your brand.
Improvements to Undo/Redo option
These lists show what you can and cannot undo/redo in Analysis Workspace .
New feature released on February 16, 2017:
Allows breakdown by table position. Example: "I always want the top 7 rows in a Freeform table to be broken down." There is now a checkbox when you create a Freeform table that allows you to enable "Breakdown by Position." This setting is disabled by default.
Previously, the list of values in the breakdown was "locked". This led to a situation where, for example, if you did a breakdown of Date by Page , you got a list of the top 50 pages for your selected date range.
If you saved that report and then ran it a month later, the top 50 pages would likely have changed. However, Analysis Workspace "trusted" the results from the original breakdown and returned the same pages, but with the current month as the date range.
New feature released on January 19, 2017:
You can now send and download a PDF in Workspace without having to save the project. The name of the PDF file matches the current name of the project. The downloaded PDF includes the unsaved changes in the project. Note that you cannot schedule unsaved projects. (You can also send and download unsaved CSV files, but you cannot schedule them.)
You now have the option to auto-share project components (segments, calculated metrics, and date ranges) with all recipients. After being shared, these components will appear in the components drop-down of the recipient's Workspace.
Fallout visualization in CSV format
Added support for Fallout visualization in CSV format.
You can drop date ranges on segment drop zones (for example, panel segment drop zones, Fallout visualization segment drop zones, and so on.). The date ranges are auto-converted into segments. The date ranges can be custom and non-custom but not granularities like hour/day/week/month/quarter/year.
You can now add a time period to each column in a table, enabling you to add a time period that is different from the one your calendar is set to. This feature is another way you can compare dates. You can also align dates from each column to all start on the same row.
New feature released on November 10, 2016:
The new Date Comparison feature lets you take any column and create a common date comparison, such as: year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter, month-over-month, and do on.
Date Comparisons automatically include a Difference column, which shows the percentage change.
New features released on October 20, 2016:
|New Feature||How you can use it|
The new fallout feature will bring marketing funnel functionality to Analysis Workspace. A funnel lets you identify where customers abandon a marketing campaign or divert from a defined conversion path while interacting with your website or cross-channel campaign. Fallout Analysis allows you to build robust funnels with new visualizations and the inherent flexibility that Analysis Workspace provides in order to identify conversion for key success metrics. Fallout Analysis lets you
The new flow feature allows you to view customer flow/journey through sites/apps via new, updated and flexible visualizations in Analysis Workspace in order to discover how customers are moving and progressing through their sites/apps. Flow lets you
As the new alert system for all of Adobe Analytics, Intelligent Alerts let you create and manage alerts in Analysis Workspace, complete with alert preview and rule contribution. You can:
|Anomaly Detection and Contribution Analysis|
Lets you know if a change in trended data is significant, and what caused it.
Both Anomaly Detection and Contribution Analysis are now core workflows in Analysis Workspace.
Important: Contribution Analysis is available only to Adobe Analytics Premium customers.
|Starter Projects|| To make it easier for users to get started with Analysis Workspace, we have created some pre-built project templates for common business problems, such as
Histograms let users see distributions of users across any success event. You can customize the buckets and bucket sizes to accommodate any distribution and to identify high-value and low-value users.
New features released on June 16, 2016:
- New group permission that allows administrators to allow or deny access to the Analytics > Workspace tab for users. As of June 16, 2016, all users have permission to access this tab. To deny access, just remove users from the Analysis Workspace Access group.
- The Segment Comparison Panel discovers the most statistically significant differences between any two segments through an automated analysis of every single metric and dimension you have access to.
- New Projects Menu structure that rearranges the top menu and makes it more extensible. For example, creating a new Cohort Panel now involves creating a Blank Panel and dragging in a Cohort Table visualization.
- New left rail : Panels, Visualizations, Components
- A new Venn visualization type that lets you drag in up to 3 segments and a metric and build a Venn diagram.
- Trend Selection (line chart) on a ranked table is now linked.
- "Create Visual" icon : clicking this icon provides an intelligent guess at your next action (bar chart, Venn...).
- Expanded Manual Rows functionality
- Add Segment drop zone
- Minor Updates:
- Ability to delete all visualizations in a panel, and all panels in a project. (Previously, you had to keep at least one visualization or one panel.)
- Changes to the shortcut keys (hotkeys) that can facilitate work with Analysis Workspace.
- Style changes: Smaller fonts in visualizations; color swatches on rows; moved the date selector down (on panels).
New features released on April 21, 2016:
Send an Analysis Workspace project via email, or schedule it for delivery. See Send File - Schedule a project for delivery .
From the Action menu, you can download an Analysis Workspace project in PDF format (similar to downloading in CSV format).
New features released on January 21, 2016.
You can now undo most actions you take in Analysis Workspace.
To undo, click Undo from the action menu.
You can also use standard Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts (ctrl or cmd + z) for Undo.
Undo is particularly useful when undoing breakdowns in the table.
Actions that are not undoable:
- Changing the configuration of a Cohort Table (such as dragging metrics, changing values). However, you can click Undo after clicking Run .
- Resizing or moving panels and sub-panels.
Actions that clear your undo history:
- Saving the project.
- Changing the report suite.
Link to This Project
In a project, click Link to This Project from the Actions menu to email a saved project's URL to other users. Administrative recipients can edit and save a project shared this way. Otherwise, these projects are read only.
Sharing report links is not available if your company uses single sign-on (both the legacy single sign-on and when logging in via the Experience Cloud).
Bullet Graph, Scatterplot, and Treemap Visualizations
The following new visualizations are available in the January 2016 release.
You can see how a value you are interested in compares to or measures against other performance ranges (goals).
The bullet graph features a single, primary measure (for example, current year-to-date revenue), compares that measure to one or more other measures to enrich its meaning (for example, compared to a target revenue), and displays it in the context of qualitative ranges of performance, such as high, mid, and low. You can specify goal ranges in Visualization Settings.
Shows impressions served and how many unique users have seen those impressions. The size of each data point provides a visual cue about the average number of times a viewer was exposed to an ad. The size and data vary according to the dimensions, date ranges, and filters you select.
A table associated with a Scatterplot chart requires at least two columns. The first column defines the X axis, and the second column defines the Y axis. If there is a third column available, the Scatterplot chart uses it to determine the radius of the dot. In other words, columns 1 , 2 , and 3 map to X , Y , and dot radius .
Displays hierarchical (tree-structured) data as a set of nested rectangles. Each branch of the tree is given a rectangle, which is then tiled with smaller rectangles representing sub-branches.
When the color and size dimensions are correlated in some way with the tree structure, one can often easily see patterns that would be difficult to spot in other ways, such as if a certain color is particularly relevant. A second advantage of treemaps is that, by construction, they make efficient use of space.
Save As for Segments, Metrics, and Dates
When editing an existing (saved) segment the Analysis Workspace Segment Builder, click Save As to make a copy.
The new segment displays in the Segments group in the Components panel.
Save As is also available for the Calculated Metric Builder and Date Range Builder.
Add New Segment Button
The Add New Segment button has been added to the location where you drag-and-drop segments onto a project.
This enhancement is helpful if you prefer to directly create segments when working in a project, rather than using the Segment panel to create segments.
In Column Settings, you can apply conditional formatting to cell data.
Applies the following colors to cells, based on data values:
Replacing a dimension in the table resets the conditional formatting limits. Replacing a metric recalculates the limits for that column (where a metric is on the X axis and a dimension is on the Y axis).
Automatically generates limits for conditional formatting. The upper limit is the largest value in this column. The lower limit is the lowest, and the midpoint is the average of the upper and lower limits.
You can manually assign the values for the Upper , Midpoint , and Lower Limit fields for conditional formatting. This gives you the flexibility to determine when a column value becomes good, average, or poor.
In the Dimensions component panel, you can hover over the information icon next to a dimension and see a top-five preview.
In Visualization Settings the Legend Visible option shows or hides a visualization's legend.
Anchor Y Axis at Zero
Depending on what the numbers are for a line and area charts, the bottom of the Y-axis might not be zero. Enabling Anchor Y Axis at Zero in Visualization Settings forces the Y-axis to zero, for a more accurate view of trends. The following examples show how a Revenue chart changes with this setting enabled and disabled:
Anchor Y Axis at Zero Disabled
Anchor Y Axis at Zero Enabled
Project Name on Tab Title
When saving a project, the title on the browser tab will be displayed as " <Project Name> - Analysis Workspace". This enhancement is helpful if you open multiple projects in multiple browser tabs.
Transfer Project Ownership
Administrators can transfer Analysis Workspace projects from one user to another.
Navigate to Admin > User Management > Transfer to transfer projects.