Add dimension time series cards

Usage analytics dashboards offer many ways to review the data collected by Coveo Usage Analytics (Coveo UA)(see Review and manage dashboards).

You can, among other things, add dimension time series cards to dashboards to quickly evaluate values of dimensions over a certain period such as the number of clicks by countries over the past few months.

Add Dimension Time Series cards in usage analytics dashboards

  1. In an existing dashboard, access Edit mode by clicking Edit in the upper-right corner.

    In a new dashboard, the report is in Edit mode by default (see Add dashboards).

  2. In a section, click Add card to section to access the Add a Card dialog.

    You can also duplicate an existing card with Duplicate, and then only modify what needs to be different (see Duplicate a dashboard element).

  3. In the Add a Card dialog:

    1. Select Dimension time series.

      You can create a dimension time series that presents the number of queries per country over the past few months.


    2. In the first input, enter a meaningful Card title.

      When you leave the input empty and save the dashboard, the card title will be [Selected Metric] per [Selected Dimension].

      Click Event Count per Country Over the Past 6 Months

    3. Under Show the evolution over time:

      1. In the first dropdown menu, use the Filter box to find and select the metric to be shown in the time series.

        Click Event Count

      2. In the second dropdown menu, use the Filter box to find and select the dimension for which the values will be shown in the time series and in the dimension box.

        You can review the evolution of the five most popular dimension values based on the selected metric per graph.


    4. When you report on a custom event and on a search or click event (you added a filter or selected a dimension or metric related) at the same time, or on an all event category metric or dimension (for example, Unique User IP and Browser), choose to Create a relation using the Last search or the Visit between the event categories.

      We recommend that you select Last search in situations where the last query performed by the user is the reason why they did the custom event.

      For example, in Salesforce, when agents attached a result to a case (caseAttach), the last query they made gave them the results they used to do the custom event.

      On the other hand, we recommend that you select Visit in situations where all the queries performed by the user during the visit didn’t resolved their matter.

      For example, when one of your clients creates a case (caseCreate), they, more often than not, tried to get the information they needed by querying on the subject of their matter before doing the custom event. You can then use these queries to create knowledge base article(s) and therefore fill the content gap.

      • The Create a relation using parameter has no effect when you report only on search and click events.

      • Last search links each custom event to the query immediately preceding (if any) and Visit links each custom event to all queries performed during the user visit in which the custom event happened.

    5. (Optional) In the Advanced Settings section:

      • Click Add-Filter, and then create one or more dimension filters (see Add Dimension and Metric Filters in Cards).

        Country is not India

      • In the Header destination link input, set a destination link when clicking the card title (see Set Destination Links On Card Title and Values).

      • Under Graph display option, when you want to see metric values on top of every time series points, select the Show metric option.


      • Under Legend display options, modify the default settings:

        • When you want to see trend data relative to the previous equivalent period as the one that’s currently selected, select the Show trend option.

          The trend value appears next to the dimension value as a percentage with an up or a down arrow respectively indicating an increasing or a decreasing trend.


          When hovering the trend icon, you see the metric value (total) for the current period and previous equivalent period.

          The option is turned off by default, because calculating the trends increases the dashboard complexity and slows down the dashboard generation. Enable this option when you find the trend information useful.

        • When you don’t want to see the average Average and peak Peak of each dimension value based on the selected interval (hour, day, week, or month) and for the selected period, clear the Show average and Show peak checkboxes (see Change the Time Series Card Interval).

          The highest number of clicks during a day last week.

      • Under Display as, select the time series to be shown using Line or Bar charts.

    6. Click Add Card.

  4. If you selected the Custom Event Count metric, back on the dashboard, click the metric name and edit it to better match the related custom event.

    Cases Deflected

  5. Back on the dashboard, click Save in the upper-right corner.

Required privileges

The following table indicates the required privileges to view and edit dashboards from the Reports (platform-ca | platform-eu | platform-au) page and associated panels (see Manage privileges and Privilege reference).

Access to dashboards or part of their content may be further restricted as a function of the member (see Manage access to reports and Manage permission filters).

Action Service - Domain Required access level
View dashboards

Analytics - Analytics data

Analytics - Dimensions

Analytics - Reports

Organization - Organization

Edit dashboards

Analytics - Analytics data

Analytics - Dimensions

Organization - Organization

Analytics - Reports Edit
Analytics - Administrate Allowed