Create a segment
Each analysis can be segmented according to criteria of your choice. Segments can be created on the fly in the “Segmentation” bar, or directly from an item in the data table.
To create a segment from the “Segmentation” bar, click “Add a segment”, then select the dimension(s) on which your segment will be based and click “OK”. You must then select which elements of the dimension your segment should apply to. If you’ve selected several dimensions, the drop-down menus will be displayed in succession.
To create a segment from an item in the data table, click “Segment on this item” at the end of the row.
No matter which method you use to create a segment, it will be automatically applied once you’ve completed the configuration.
Any segments created on the fly will be available in all analyses – as long as your work session (navigation in the interface) remains open.
A segment can be based on 3 dimensions at once. Each of these dimensions can contain up to 10 selected elements.
Use a saved segment
Segmentation in Explorer can also be done using segments you’ve already created and saved in the segment manager tool. To use a saved segment, simply click on the “Add an existing segment” button and select the segment of your choice. To apply the segment, confirm your selection.
In the drop-down list of suggested segments, you will only see segments belonging to the logged-in user and relating to the site used in the current analysis. There is also a shortcut within the drop-down menu enabling quick access to the segment manager to create a new segment.
GOOD TO KNOW:
You may not combine multiple saved segments, or combine a live segment created on the fly with a saved segment.
Apply a segment
In the segmentation bar, each segment is represented by a button. Using this bar, it’s simple to switch between segments to easily and efficiently compare your analysis’ data segmented on different criteria. This switch can be done using the “segment” button. Each button is structured in the same way:
(1) Scope of the segment (by default, in Explorer, the scope is “visit”)
(2) Segment makeup (editable)
(3) Actions to take on the segment: Edit, Activate (or Deactivate), or Delete
If no segment has been applied, you may select the “Activate” option of a segment to apply it.
You may proceed in the same manner, should you wish to switch over to a segment other than the one currently applied. The old segment will be automatically disabled and the new one you’ve just selected will be applied.
If you would like to disable a segment, click the “Deactivate” option.
When a segment is active, the corresponding button is highlighted by an orange border. An orange bar summarising the makeup of the applied segment will appear at the top of your analysis.
You may segment on time periods of up to one year.
If your query is particularly complex, it may take some time to calculate your data: In this case, a progress bar will indicate how much calculation time remains. During this time, you can continue to navigate through other analyses without interrupting this calculation.
If you request a large volume of segmented analyses, a waiting list will be created, and the calculations will be processed in batches in the order in which they were requested.