Here's an overview of what advanced stat options are available to you, and how to use them.
Begin with the Admin button, then the Statistic Creation / Editing option.
Select the stat you'd like to work with in the drop down box and click "Show Advanced Options" to expand the selection:
So what do all these options do? Let's go through them one at a time.
1) Select / Stat Name:
Use the dropdown box above to select an existing stat and edit the advanced options. Or, leave the dropdown box as "New" and enter the new statistic name in the second box below.
Set the interval at which this stat will be reported. Keep in mind that in order to maintain the consistency of stat reporting, this option can't be changed once set. Checking the "auto-select this interval when graphing" box to the right will ensure that this interval is displayed when the graph is selected. For example, let's say you set up the Gross Income statistic as a monthly statistic and click to auto-select this interval when graphing. Now you go to view your company's graphs and after moving through several weekly statistics, the Gross Income graph comes up. The graph will automatically shift to display monthly intervals.
3) Who Can See It:
Here you can select to have the statistic viewable only from your own account, or set as a company-wide statistic. For example, a treasurer may choose to track how many hours he spends calculating taxes, which would be a personal statistic. However, he would also be tracking Bills, which is a company-wide statistic, as other staff will need to view this graph as well. When he pulls up his own stat group, he can enter values for Hours Calculating Taxes and Bills in the same list. After he saves, the Bills stat is viewable company-wide, while only he can see the graph for Hours Calculating Taxes.
Enter a stat definition, reference, explanation, etc.
5) Aggregate Type:
The aggregate type determines how individual values are handled when you change the viewing interval for a graph. For example, how will the values be handled when you view a weekly statistic graphed by monthly intervals, a quarterly statistic graphed by yearly intervals, etc.?
- "Add Together" is the default aggregate type option and the most common type used. This will give you a sum total for amounts reported during that period. For example, in the case where a company sold 5 donuts, 4 donuts, 8 donuts, and 6 donuts reported weekly, changing the viewing period of the graph to monthly will display 23 donuts sold that month.
- "Average" is used for percents, statistics where the same items are reported week after week (such as #staff), etc. In this case, if the company has 5 staff, 4 staff, 8 staff, and 6 staff reported weekly, changing the viewing period of the graph to monthly will display an average value of 5.75 staff that month.
- " Last Value" will display only the last value entered during the time period viewed. For example, using the same #staff statistic as above, changing the viewing period to monthly when "Last Value" is set will display "6" as the last value entered during that period.
6) "Upside Down" Graph: Although the majority of statistics reflect a situation where a higher number is a positive change, there are some statistics where the opposite is true, such as with Collections. When you need to indicate that a higher number is in fact a negative change, and a lower number a positive change, select "Upside Down" graph and your graph will automatically display accordingly.
7) Automatically Show Quotas: Select this box to have any quotas entered automatically display along with stat values on the graph when viewed. This can be used when tracking against a targeted goal.
8) Automatically Overlay Previous Year: Select this box to have stat values from previous years automatically display when the stat is graphed.
9) Decimal Precision: The default decimal precision in UseMyStats is 2. (i.e., 8.2534 would be displayed as 8.25). To enter your statistic with a different decimal precision, simply enter the number of spaces after the decimal point you would like displayed.
10) Custom Scale: Our graphs are scaled automatically with a mathematical formula designed to ensure the information displays in the most useful view: all points are on the graph, there is no "blank space" above or below the values, etc. To override this automatic scaling, enter the highest and lowest point you would like displayed in the custom scale boxes. Keep in mind, this will change the overall view of your graph and may compress or elongate data in relation to other graphs.
Remember to save your changes after you are done!
To return to the quick-view at any time, click "Show Advanced Options" again in the upper right.