Pivot tables

Pivot tables in Analytical Designer can have up to 20 attribute rows and 20 attribute columns to refine data in your insight. The data is then merged according to the attribute order in the Rows/Columns sections.

Pivot tables have the following sections: Measures, Rows, Columns, and Configuration.

Pivot tables can also:

  • Display the values as a percentage.
  • Compare your data to the previous period or same period of the previous year.
    For details, see Time over Time Comparison.
  • Group data when sorted by the first item in the Rows section.

For information about common characteristics and settings of all insights, see Insight Types.

If you create a pivot table, you cannot open the insight as a report. The Open as Report option is disabled.

Table Totals

You can aggregate data in a table using the following functions:

  • Sum
  • Max
  • Min
  • Avg
  • Median
  • Rollup (Total)
    For information about the rollup function, see Aggregate Table Data.


  1. Create a pivot table in Analytical Designer.
    For details, see Create Insights.

    To add table totals, the table must include at least one item in the Measures section and one item in the Rows section.

  2. Hover the mouse over a column header.
    A burger icon displays on the left side of the header.
  3. Click the burger icon and select a function.
    A new row with the function name and appropriate values under the column is displayed.

  4. You can add functions for all columns or for individual attributes or measures. Hover your mouse over column headers to display the burger icon.
    The following image shows the Sum function added in the Year attribute and the Avg function added in the Checkouts measure.

  5. If you have multiple items in the Rows section, you can apply the function to all rows (grand total) or to individual attributes from the Rows section (subtotals).

  6. To delete a function, click the burger icon and click an already-selected function (with a tick sign) to hide the function row.

For information about pivoting tables in the Reports section, see Pivot a Table.

You can disable the enablePivot platform setting and use flat tables without pivoting. However, any previously created pivot tables may behave incorrectly. For details, see Platform Settings and Tables.

This option for switching between flat tables and pivot tables will soon be deprecated.