Analytics Dashboards Tutorial

The Analytics dashboards you find under Analytics in your Acrolinx Dashboard offer several charts and tables to equip you with a powerful analysis tool. To get the most out of every dashboard, you might want to know how to drill down and filter your data. Here are some useful tips on how to adjust your results according to your needs.

General Options

You'll find options to enter parameter values, clear filters, print, and export on the toolbar on the left side of every dashboard.


Parameter Values 

The start date in the time range filter is the same as in the parameter values dialog. You can change the parameter value to include more historical data.

Clear Filters 

Clear all filters you've applied to the dashboard.


Acrolinx Analytics dashboards offer a set of filter options on the right side of the screen, except for the Content Analysis dashboard. In general, you can filter by Time, Content Group, Custom Field, Language, or Writing Guide. We added the filter options depending on the content of the dashboard. So, not every filter option appears in every dashboard. Some filter options might appear only in one dashboard, like Filter by Integration in the Integration Tracking dashboard.

It's quite easy to filter. Just click on the value you want to see in your results in the dashboard.

Let's filter the charts in the Trends dashboard by a Content Group, in this case Marketing.

You can also right-click on the values of the x-axis or legend for more filtering options.

The time range filter you set in the dashboard doesn’t apply to the web reports you open when you click on the detail views

Export Dashboard Elements

You can export all charts and tables you find on the Analytics dashboards.

To do so follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the upper right corner of the element you would like to export.
  2. Two icons will appear, one is to maximize and one for exporting the element.
  3. Click the icon with the down arrow (Options).
  4. Click Export.
  5. Select your file format from the dialog box.


Although we think we've chosen the perfect look for each chart, you might prefer other views. You can adjust the appearance of every chart. A window opens with a right click in the chart field. Here you can select to change the style, the chart type, the legend, and sort the category.

Let's change the Content Group Volume chart in the Content Comparison dashboard to a bench chart.

Detail Links (Web Reports)

On some dashboards, you'll see the Detail Links on the upper right corner, for example Document Details. When you click on these links, a web report opens in a new tab. We’ve created these web reports to give you some detailed overviews. You can also easily filter, export, and print these web reports.

You can add filters by clicking on the dialog box on the left. 

Then add a filter with  and select your fields.

See below how to filter for a Content Group, in this case Marketing, in the Document Details web report.

Some charts offer the option to open already filtered web reports. If you hover over a chart and the cursor turns into a hand, the corresponding web report will open with a click.

Turn off the pop-up blocker in your browser if you can't open the web reports.

On the toolbar of every web report, you have the options to save, export, and print your web report.



Opens the save dialog. For more information, visit JReport Server User's Guide by clicking the help button in the upper right corner of the dialog. 


Opens an export dialog. For more information, visit JReport Server User's Guide by clicking the help button in the upper right corner of the dialog. 


Opens a print dialog. For more information, visit JReport Server User's Guide by clicking the help button in the upper right corner of the dialog. 

Full or Partial Data 

You can switch the report data mode to view full data or only a specified number of data. To show a certain number of data, select Partial Data and set a positive integer in the text box that follows. Then press Enter or click outside the text box. By default, the number is 5000, which means the first 5000 records will be retrieved.

To show all data records, select Full Data.