Quick calculations

Quick calculations enable you to represent some tendencies in your data.

To add a quick calculation to your chart:

  1. Open your project in Publisher Account.
  2. Go to Analytics > Reports.
  3. Open an existing report or create a new one.
  4. Click Edit on the top panel of the report and select the chart for which you want to add quick calculation.
  5. Open the Data tab of the chart editor select a dimension.
  6. Click on the selected measure in the Value axis section and select Quick Calculation.
  7. Select the appropriate calculation.

The following quick calculations are available for measures:

Running total

Select the Running Total calculation to display the sum of the current and all previous values.

Difference from previous

Select the Difference from Previous calculation to display the difference between the current and previous value.

Percent from previous

Select the Percent from Previous calculation to display the difference between the current value and the previous value in absolute terms.

Percent difference from previous

Select the Percent Difference from Previous calculation to display the difference between the current value and the previous value. This calculation, unlike Percent from Previous, displays both increments and decrements, and can contain negative values.

Percent of total

Select the Percent of Total calculation to display the current value as a percentage of the sum of all values.

Percent of selected elements

Select the Percent of Selected Elements calculation to display the current value as a percentage of the sum of all values, taking into account the added filter.

Value of the same period previous year

Select the Year-on-Year calculation to compare data for the selected period with the same period last year. Available only for dimensions of the Date type.

Percent change from previous year

Select the Year-over-Year calculation to display the percentage difference between data for the selected period and the same period last year. Available only for dimensions of the Date type.

Parallel period

Select the Parallel Period calculation to compare data from the current period with the same previous period. Enter the number of days before the current period when the comparison should start in the Count field.

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: August 31, 2022

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