Quick calculations

Quick calculations enable you to represent some tendencies in your data without creating new calculated measures manually.

Follow these steps to add a quick calculation to your chart:

  1. Open your project in Publisher Account.
  2. Go to Analytics > Your reports.
  3. Open an existing report or create a new one.
  4. Click Edit on the top pane of the report.
  5. Open the Data tab of the chart settings.
  6. Click on the chosen measure in the Value axis section and select Quick Calculation from the drop-down menu.
  7. Choose a calculation.

These are the quick calculations available for measures:

Running total

Sums up the current value and the previous values. Represents a cumulative sum.

Difference from previous

Shows the difference between the current value and the previous value.

Percent from previous

Shows the percentage difference between the current value and the previous value (absolute value).

Percent difference from previous

This is almost the same as the Percent from previous calculation, but it represents an increment of growth and can contain negative values.

Percent of total

Shows the share of the current value from the sum of all values.

Percent of selected elements

Shows the share of the current value from the sum of all values, taking into account the added filter.

Year-over-year

Compares data for the selected period with data for the same period of the previous year. Available only for dimensions of the Date type.

Percent change from previous year

Shows percent difference between data for the selected period and data for the same period of the previous year (current year data divided by previous year data). Available only for dimensions of the Date type.

Parallel period

Compares the selected period (of days, months, quarters, or years) with the previous period of the same length. Available only for dimensions of the Date type. To place both charts for the current and previous periods on the same diagram for comparison, add another measure of the same type with the same aggregation type, but without applying calculations.

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Last updated: October 20, 2021

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