Read the following sections to learn more about working with:
Topics and domains
Ad Hoc Editor tools
Tables, charts, and crosstabs
Generally, you will create Topics as JRXML files. A Topic also can be created from a Domain. For more information, refer to the sections titled "Uploading a Topic" and "Saving Domain Settings as a Topic."
Depending on your configuration, Analytics may load a Topic or Domain's entire result set into memory when you edit or run a report. If the data policies are disabled, ensure that each Topic or Domain's query returns a manageable amount of data, given your environment's load capacity. Alternately, you can change the data loading policy. For more information, refer to the section titled "Data Policies."
The tool bar at the top of the editor provides access to many of its functions.
The Ad Hoc Editor offers three modes for working with your data:
Use tables to view all the data in a report, or to summarize data across one set of related fields. Columns can include properties and measures; each row represents something being measured. You can group rows by their properties.
Use charts to compare one or more measures across multiple sets of related fields. Charts summarize data in a graphical representation. With the exception of time series and scatter charts, each chart type compares summarized values for a group.
Depending on your needs, you can configure the chart in several ways: You can group data differently, or use a different chart type.
Use crosstabs to summarize data across multiple sets of related fields. Crosstabs are more compact representations than tables. Columns and rows specify properties that are used as dimensions for grouping; cells contain the summarized measurements.