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This glossary lists and explains terms connected with using GoodData analytical tools.

Term

Description

Administrator role

Administrators can upload and manage data, make changes to the underlying data model, invite new users to a workspace, control user roles and define variables. See User Roles.

AggregationAggregation is a process of computing metrics using aggregation functions, such as summary, average, minimum, maximum, and count, applied to a set of numerical facts.
Analytical Designer

Analytical Designer is an interface in which you create and edit insights.

See Analytical Designer.

APISee GoodData API.

Attribute

Attributes are non-measurable descriptors used to break down metrics and measures. In Analytical Designer, you can use attributes as measures to count the number of individual values of the attribute.

Attributes can be text or numerical.

Authentication token

Authentication tokens are identifiers used when you access GoodData Platform using API.

See GoodData Token Types.

Authorization token

Authorization tokens are identifiers used to create workspaces and data warehouses.

See GoodData Token Types.

Average (AVG)

The AVG function calculates the average value for a set of numbers. The average is computed by summing all the values and then dividing the sum by the number of the values in the set.

Calculated measure

In the Responsive interface , calculated measures are computational expressions that aggregate measures and attributes.

In the Pixel-perfect interface, calculated measures are called metrics.

See GoodData Portal.

CloudConnectCloudConnect is a suite of products and services used to extract data from enterprise systems and transform and load it into the GoodData Platform for use in your workspaces. This suite includes CloudConnect Designer, CloudConnect LDM Modeler, and the Data Integration Console, as well as the execution environment for ETL processes in the GoodData Platform.

CloudConnect Designer

CloudConnect Designer is a separately installable desktop application used to design and publish the ETL graphs that feed enterprise system data into the GoodData Platform.

CloudConnect LDM Modeler

CloudConnect LDM Modeler is a component of CloudConnect Designer that enables the design and deployment of logical data models into your projects.

See Data Modeling and Logical Data Model .

CloudConnect platform

The CloudConnect platform includes the CloudConnect family of products and the components of the GoodData Platform that enables deployment of CloudConnect projects and the execution of their graphs.

Connection point

Connection points uniquely identify a specific record.

See Data Modeling and Logical Data Model.

CountThe Count function counts the number of individual values belonging to an attribute.

Dashboard

Dashboards are components of a workspace that contain one or more dashboard tabs.

See Dashboards.

Dashboard tabDashboard tabs display business reports or dashboard elements, such as key metric widgets, dashboard filters, written text, and embedded web content.

Dashboard attribute filter

Attribute filters on a dashboard enable you to filter the dashboard by selecting from a set of attribute values.

For example, if your dataset includes an Industry attribute, adding the dashboard filter for this attribute enables dashboard viewers to select the industry for which the data in the dashboard is displayed.

Dashboard date filter

Date filters on a dashboard enable you to filter a dashboard by selecting values from a date-related dimension.

Dashboard filter

Dashboard filters allow you to select values to be included or excluded from the dashboard's report calculations. You can create filters for attributes, date datasets, and variables that you define. Only users with Editor and Administrator roles can create dashboard filters.

  • See dashboard attribute filter.
  • See dashboard date filter.
  • See dashboard variable filter.

Dashboard variable filter

A filter that enables you to filter a dashboard by selecting values from a filtered (attribute) variable that you have defined for the workspace or individual users.

Data model

Data models refer to how the data is organized within the database. This model expresses the relationships between the data and identifies the types of information stored in each field.

See logical data model and physical data model.

Data Permissions filter

Data Permissions filters enable administrators to tie a specific filter to one or more users. For example, you can use Data Permissions filters to segment the type of data that individual users can see in the GoodData Portal.

Formerly known as a Mandatory User Filter (MUF).

Dataset

Datasets are collections of related facts and attributes loaded into a project. They are organized by facts for numeric data and by attributes for aggregation data.

Dimension

Dimensions are collections of related attributes. The unit used to organize daily data is the Day attribute; the collection of Day, Week, Month, Quarter, and Year attributes is the Date dimension. You can, for example, categorize opportunities by the dates when they were created (dimension = created) and when they were closed (dimension = closed).

Domain

Domains are basic units for organizing your workspaces, users, and related data in the GoodData platform.

See Your GoodData Domain.

Formerly known as organization.

Domain admin

Domain administrators manage your enterprise's domain in the GoodData Platform. They can provision new users and workspace.

Drilling

A process of navigating among levels of data in multidimensional datasets. You can drill down, drill in, and drill across.

Drill path

Drill paths are paths that dashboard viewers can follow to analyze their reports' data at a deeper level. Drill paths can be initiated when a user clicks an attribute value (drill down) or a metric value (drill in). You can also configure a drill path that links to a different report (drill across).

Drill across

To click a metric or attribute value to display new reports or dashboard tabs that may contain entirely different metrics and attributes.

See Drilling Across.

Drill down

To click an attribute value to display another chart that measures the same metric as the original report but breaks that metric across a new attribute.

See Drilling Across.

Drill in

To click a metric value to display another chart that measures the same metric as the original report but breaks that metric across a new attribute.

See Drilling Across.

Editor role

Editors can customize dashboards, edit reports, and create new reports. They can update existing data sets with newer versions but do not have full access to manage project data. For example, editors do not have full access to a workspace's variable settings, and cannot see other project members or invite new members.

See User Roles.

Embedded Dashboard Only role

Embedded Dashboard Only users can only access dashboards that are embedded in another application. They do not have access to GoodData Portal through a direct login or through an organization's custom portal. Embedded Dashboard Only users access project dashboards on a view-only basis and do not have access to the navigation bar.

See User Roles.

ETL

Extract, Transform, and Load

A general process by which data is extracted from one source and transformed and loaded into a database. GoodData Platform utilizes ETL processes to use data feeds from your enterprise systems as inputs for your workspaces.
Export/Import token

Export tokens are identifiers generated when you export projects to use as the reference to the content. You also include these tokens in the API calls when importing projects.

See GoodData Token Types and API Reference.

Fact

Facts are numerical values contained in a dataset. Facts are the smallest units of data in GoodData Platform that you use to create metrics (Pixel-perfect interface) or calculated measures (Responsive interface).

In the Responsive interface, facts are called measures.

See GoodData Portal.

Filter

Filters are sets of characteristics applied to remove values from computed and displayed values. You can create filters based on attribute values, variables, or date dimensions.

GoodData API

GoodData API is based on REST. You can use various resources to manipulate objects on the GoodData Platform.

See API Reference.

GoodData.UI
GoodData Portal

GoodData Portal is a web application in which you create insights and reports and add them to dashboards in their workspaces. GoodData Portal includes the Pixel-perfect interface and Responsive interface.

See GoodData Portal.

GraphIn GoodData Platform, a graph is the basic unit of ETL functionality for extracting data from an enterprise source and transforming and loading it into the GoodData Platform for use in your workspaces.

Graphs are created in CloudConnect Designer. One or more graphs can be contained in a single CloudConnect project, which can define the data sources and data model for one or more workspaces.

Gray pages

A visualization tool that exposes GoodData API functionality through a browser.

See Access the Gray Pages for a Project.

Hyperlink

In a dataset, a hyperlink field is a label field that describes an attribute using a hyperlink value. In a report, you can click a hyperlink to open the destination URL.

Insight

Insights are defined sets of measures, attributes, and filters that visualize your data in Analytical Designer. You can use insights to build KPI dashboards.

See Insight Types in Analytical Designer.

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

KPIs are measurements that evaluate the success of a person or an organization in a particular activity.
KPI Dashboard

KPI Dashboards display business insights and KPIs.

See KPI Dashboards.

LCM

Life Cycle Management

The LCM is a GoodData feature that allows you to configure and control multiple workspaces through master workspaces.

See Managing Projects via Life Cycle Management.

LDM

Logical Data Model

The LDM of a project shows the relationships between the project's facts and attributes. You can use the LDM diagram generated in GoodData Portal to identify possible relationships between your data objects.

See Data Modeling and Logical Data Model .

Load sectionIn the Load section, you can load data to your GoodData workspace via a CSV file.
Manage sectionIn the Manage page, you can manage your datasets, metrics, and variables,  you can schedule dashboard emailing and invite users into your workspace.

MAQL

Short for Multi-Dimension Analytical Query Language, MAQL is a querying language available in the following forms:

  • MAQL Data Definition Language (DDL) is used to define the logical data models that are visually constructed in CloudConnect LDM Modeler.
  • MAQL Data Querying Language (DQL) is used to define aggregating metrics through GoodData Portal.

See Metrics and MAQL.

Maximum (MAX)

The MAX function identifies the largest value within a set of numbers.

Measure

Measures are computational expressions of numerical data. In Analytical Designer, you can find measures in the data catalogue and in the insight definition.

In the Pixel-perfect interface, measures are called facts.

See also calculated measures and GoodData Portal.

Metric

In the Pixel-perfect interface, metrics are computational expressions that aggregate facts. You can also create metrics from attributes to count the number of individual values of the attribute.

In the Responsive interface, metrics are called calculated measures.

Metric Editor

An interface for reviewing, editing, and updating custom metrics in your workspace. In the Metric Editor, you can define your metric using MAQL and by selecting from the available and applicable data objects.

See Metrics and Metrics Editor.

Metric Wizards

You can use Metric Wizards to create some kinds of metrics. These Wizards prevent editors from creating metrics that cannot be computed.

Minimum (MIN)

The MIN function identifies the smallest value within a set of numbers.

PDM

Physical Data Model

The PDM of a project represents how the actual data is stored in the database. This model is used to manage all the relationships expressed in the logical data model and determines how the data is organized in the database so that its retrieval is efficient.
Pixel-perfect interfaceIn GoodData Portal, the Pixel-perfect user interface is used to create reports and put them on dashboards. This interface also includes the Manage section.
Platform Settings

Platform Settings allow you to activate features on GoodData Platform that are not universally available, and enable you to select different settings for certain features.

See Platform Settings.

Also known as feature flags.

Pivot table

Pivot tables display data in cells that are organized into rows and columns.

See Pivot a Table.

Powered By GoodData

The Powered By GoodData offering provides tools to build and deploy custom reporting solutions to your individual customers.

See Powered by GoodData Tutorials.

ProcessA process is a set of ETL graphs and their related schedules to acquire source enterprise data and load it into GoodData Platform. These graphs are deployed from CloudConnect Designer into the platform.

Project

In CloudConnect, you store ETL graphs and the logical data model in a project. These projects can be published to one or more workspaces in GoodData Portal.

In GoodData Portal also known as workspace.

PromptSee variable.

Report

Reports are defined sets of metrics, attributes, and filters that visualize your data. You can use reports to build Dashboards.

See Reports.

Responsive interfaceIn GoodData Portal, the Responsive user interface is used to create various types of insights that you can put on a dashboard or use via GoodData.UI. The interface includes Analytical Designer (the Analyze section), KPI Dashboards (the KPIs section), and the Load section.
Rollup

A rollup is an aggregation of values into a summary form. For example, quarterly data may be a rollup of monthly or daily data.

See Aggregate Table Data.

Running total

Running totals are summary calculations of time-based data at a defined point in time. For example, you can define a running total to be the sales to date for the current quarter.

See Running Total Functions.

Summary (SUM)

The SUM aggregation function adds the values of all selected numbers.

Tag

Tags are keywords that are used to describe objects in a workspace. Tags facilitate organizing and searching for reports, metrics, attributes, facts, and variables. Tags for each type of workspace object can be organized into tag libraries.

Token

Tokens are hashed values that provide unique references within a GoodData domain.

  • See authentication token.
  • See authorization token.
  • See export/import token.

See GoodData Token Types.

User role

In GoodData Portal, you define permissions to your features and data of your workspace based on user roles. For example, users who are only permitted to review reports and dashboards within GoodData Portal but cannot edit them are assigned the Viewer role.

See User Roles.

Variable

Variables are sets of varying values that administrators can define to filter dashboards or influence metric computations based on values in a user's profile. These values can be different for individual users.

Also known as prompt in the API.

Viewer role

Viewers can access project dashboards on a view-only basis. The Navigation Bar is visible, but some features like links to the Dashboards, Reports, and Manage pages are not visible in this mode.

VisualizationVisualizations display specific parts of your data in form of tables and charts. See report and insight.

Web content

You can insert web content in an iframe in your dashboards. For example, you can insert static content such as images and webpages, or even dynamic content such as videos or Twitter feeds into your dashboards.

White-labeling

A white-label offering enables customers to replace GoodData branding in GoodData Portal and emails sent from GoodData Portal with the customer's branding. End users experience the GoodData solution as an offering of the customer.

See White Label Your Domain.

Widget

Widgets are dashboard elements that are used to display key metrics and geo charts. They can be optionally filtered by attributes and formatted and positioned as needed on a dashboard.

Workspace

Workspaces contain all data and metadata that are associated with the workspace, such as dashboards, reports, insights, and metrics.

See Workspace Blueprint.

Also known as project.



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