Mike Walker April 09, 2012 • Tutorials and How-tos / Getting Started
Castfire provides a reporting & analytics tool which can be used to explore your data & account activity.
Following the steps below will let you answer questions such as:
For this example we'll be building a report to tell us how the traffic from California last month looked for each Metropolitan Area.
What we're after is something like:
If your account is an "Admin" then you already have access. Otherwise, ask your Admin to add "Report" rights to your account, or create an account for you with the "Reporting Only" role:
For this example we'll report on "Impressions"
"Show Me" is the "What" of the question we're asking.
Additional fields can be added by clicking the + next to the field select input.
For this example we'll report on "Impression Date Day" and "Metro Area Name"
"For Every" is the "How" of the question we're asking.
For our example, we'll click the " + " to create another select input, and select "Metropolitan Area Name":
Such as a specific Channel or Geographic Location.
For this example we'll restrict results to the State of California
If your report has a time-series field in it, an interactive chart will be created.
Any additional fields of your report are available as filters to control how the chart is displayed.
By default, the first value of each possible filter is pre-selected. So our example report on cities in California will display a chart representing only "Los Angeles", see the values change below by the selection of "San Francisco"
All data from the report is available for review in the browser, simply use the pagination ( "1", "2", ... "Next" ) links at the bottom of the page.
To download a file with all results click the link "CSV" below "Reports"
If you wish to run this report again, or share it with others, click "Save As Report Template".
Give the report a name, and select "Fixed" or "Variable" where appropriate, as described below:
"Fixed" - This part of the report may not be modified when running a report
"Variable" - This part of the report may be changed each time the report is run.
Click "Save Report Template".
To run this report template in the future, and see all past results, go to "Report Templates" on the left side of the page.
Report templates can be used to create standard, repeatable reports that other users may execute.
You can also create users having permission to only run those reports that already exist, ensuring consistency & repeatability.
Randall Bennett February 22, 2011 • Tutorials and How-tos / Getting Started
Get a quick idea of how Castfire works with you, your CDN, and your content in this video.