Create a custom report

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Creating a custom report takes a few clicks. First, think of what you want to build, and then follow our guidelines to set the report properly.

To create a new custom report, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Menu > Analytics.
  2. Navigate to Custom reports.
  3. Click Add new report.
  4. Pick the report you’d like to use. You can choose from these types: flat table, explorer, bar chart, line chart, funnel, user flow or attribution.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO
  5. Name the report.
  6. Choose the Visibility option: Author or All users. The All users option lets you share this grouping with other teammates.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO
  7. Choose dimensions and metrics for your report. Drag and drop elements from the ride-hand menu to the left-hand drop point.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO

    Note: Remember that when you are creating a report, you can’t combine an event dimension with a metric calculated for a session dimension. They need to belong to the same scope. For more, read this article.

  8. Optionally, set Default sorting options.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO

    Tip: You can choose to sort by dimensions or metrics. The default setting will always show this type of sorting in your custom report.

  9. Optionally, apply filters to metrics or dimensions.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO
  10. Click Refresh preview to sneak peek at the data. The data will appear for the last 7 days.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO
  11. When you’re happy with the report, click Create report.
  12. Optionally, you can star your custom report to see it first on the list.
    Star a custom report in Piwik PRO

Filters in custom reports

When creating a new custom report you can use filters to refine data.

To use a filter in a custom report, follow these steps:

  1. When you’re creating a new report, scroll down until you see Filters.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO
  2. Drag and drop a dimension or metric from the right-hand menu to the left-hand drop point.
    Custom reports in Piwik PRO
  3. Select a condition for each dimension or metric.
    Setting up a condition for a filter in a custom report.

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