In the Dashboard Usage configuration pane, you can find options to customize how you want the dashboard events to be logged into your database. The following options are available in the Event tracking section of the configuration pane.
- While editing (whether or not to track events while editing the workbook)
- Views (track views)
- Marks (track mark selections)
- Filters (track filter changes)
- Actions (track use of dashboard actions)
- Parameters (track parameter changes)
The information logged for every event is different, even for the same type of event. For example; a range filter will log a different set of data than a categorical filter.
For mark, filter and action tracking you can specify how to store the data. As standard, all values are stored in a single row (a record). However, you can choose to only store the number of values or store every item on a new row. Additionally, you can choose to store the full mark information or only its first identifier. When storing all values in a single row, different items will be separated by the following characters: |->->->|. When storing the full mark path, mark items will be separated with the following characters: |->|. For a visual explanation, see the images below.
In summary, These configurations help you to define the granularity of logged information from the dashboard usage. It’s up to you to decide what kind of information you need to track from users of the dashboard extension, to formulate actionable information.