Analytical Designer - Frequently Asked Questions

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What are recommendations?

As you build an insight, the Analytical Designer creates recommendations that can help you automatically modify the insight based on common usage patterns gathered from the GoodData platform.

Are recommendations pulling in my private data for others to use?

No. The engine that generates recommendations uses metadata and aggregated usage statistics across the platform. Data security remains a top security for GoodData and no company-specific information or report data is shared.

Does the Analytical Designer replace Report Editor?

No. Analytical Designer is a tool for exploring your data and gaining insights. You can create insights that would take much longer to create in Report Editor.

How does Analytical Designer work with Report Editor?

You can create insights in Analytical Designer, export them to the standard Report Editor with a single click, and then refine them there.

See also Why is the Open as Report option disabled below for limitations.

Can I create measures in Analytical Designer?

You can expand measures by applying different calculations, such as sum, average, minimum, maximum, and so on. This does not apply to calculated measures.

You can also use any two measures in an insight to create a calculated measure. For details, see Create Calculated Measures in Insights.

Why can I not edit an insight?

The insight may be used on a locked KPI dashboard (it is marked with a lock icon ). Only project administrators can edit such insights. You can create a copy of this insight by clicking Save as new and edit it.

How do insight filters and the KPI dashboard filter interact?

For details, see the How the Dashboard Data Filter and Insight Date Filters Interact section in Set up a KPI Dashboard.

Why is the Open as Report option disabled?

The Open as Report option is enabled only for certain types of insights. New features in Analytical Designer do not support this option. If you, for example, filter individual measures or attributes by date, use time over time comparison, or if you rename any item in an insight, the option is disabled for any insight type.

For details, see individual Insight Types, Filter Measures by Date, Insight Types, Time over Time Comparison, and Rename Measures.

Why are some measures and attributes hidden when I switch insights?

When you switch from one insight type to another that does not support the same sections, GoodData hides the items from those sections and displays the message “Unsupported measures and attributes are hidden".

For example, when you switch from a table with items in the Measures section and items in the Attributes section to a headline that has only the Measures section, items from the table's Attributes sections are hidden. When you switch back without changing anything, all the original items are displayed again.

For more information, see Insight Types.