A metric is a unique combination of dimension and measure values.
When integrating Anodot you define the dimensions and measures you want to send to Anodot. The unique set of values for these combinations is the number of metrics you will be sending to Anodot.
For example: An eCommerce customer can send a number of purchases and revenues as measures, and Product, State and Device OS as dimensions. The unique set of combinations between these dimensions will become the metric count.
This section describes the Metrics window and its various components.
TIP: See the Metrics Overview video to learn how to search and understand your metrics behavior over time.
The Metrics Window
The Metrics window includes the following components:
- Expression Builder - to build metric expressions
- Display Panel - to view the graphs of the metrics that are the result of the active metric expression in the tree
- Metrics Legend - to preview the details of metrics set in the Expression Builder
The Expression Builder - or expression tree - is the basic building block of the Anodot metric analysis. It is a graphical representation of a set of analytical functions applied to time series metrics.
Use the Expression Builder to:
- Search for metrics
- Apply analytics – add functions to metric expressions to create valuable metric analytics [Optional]
- Visualize the resultant time series in the chart area
- Add an optional Selector to the expression [Dashboard only]
- Add more expressions [Dashboard only]
Metric expressions can be created in the:
- Dashboard tile
- Metrics window
- Alerts window
This panel displays the graphs of the metrics that are defined in the active metric expression in the tree.
In the display you can:
- Change the Time Range, Time Scale
- Zoom in on metric details
- Refresh the chart periodically or on-demand
- Save the expression:
- As a Composite Metric; the expression must contain a function (see Composite Metrics)
- To a dashboard
- To create an Alert
Metrics can be displayed either in Collapsed view to display one chart containing all the metrics, or Expanded view to display one metric per chart. Note that you can also customize the chart, spline and axis type, as described in Customizing Charts.
The details of up to 50 metrics can be displayed in the legend. Select the number of metrics you want to display from the Show menu in the Expression Builder.