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How to perform Comparisons on your Dashboard
How to perform Comparisons on your Dashboard

A guide to using the Dashboard Compare mode

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Written by Josh Winters
Updated over a week ago

This new feature is in early stages and has many more enhancements to come. Let us know what you'd like to see by using in-app chat or talk to our customer success team.

In this article we'll talk about the most important aspects of Dashboard Compare mode. Dashboard Compare mode lets you compare two different slices of data. Widgets are changed to accomodate the comparison workflow, and show each slice, overlayed or side-by-side, for easy comparison analysis.

Note that some widgets are not yet available in Compare Mode:

  • Quadrant Chart

  • Top Correlations

  • Pivot Table

  • Emergent Concepts

How to Access

When viewing a Dashboard, you can find a toggle button labelled "Compare mode" in the top right section:

The Dashboard filter box will now be split into two, and the widgets will display two slices of data respectively.

Using the Filter Box

The filters in Compare Mode function the exact same way as the regular Dashboard. For a detailed guide, see How to apply filters on your dashboard.

Editing Slice Names

You can change the names of each slice by clicking the pencil edit icon next to the slice names, which lets you edit the slice name. Slice names are saved as soon as you click the tick icon.

Saving a Comparison Dashboard

Compare Mode is a saveable configuration in a Dashboard, and will save each Slice and filters.

Compare Mode Widgets

Widgets will now change into compare mode versions, to visually compare both slices and reduce clutter.

NPS Compare Mode Widget

The NPS chart shows both slices distinguished by color.

Sentiment Compare Mode Widget

Each sentiment category is plotted on its own chart, with solid lines showing Slice One and dotted lines showing Slice Two. Every chart shares the same y-axis values and x-axis timeframe, shown by the first chart in the series ('Positive' in the example below).

Timeline Compare Mode Widget

The most notable changes are found on the Timeline widget, where the view is split into small multiples (much like the Sentiment widget above, but on a much grander scale). In order to show and compare so many series in multiple slices, the chart is split into small multiples. Each mini-chart shows a comparison between Slice One and Two for a single segment.

  • An individual segment of the chosen data is displayed on each chart.

  • The last value of Slice One is displayed on the right of each chart. You can hover over any line to see more detailed info (just like the regular Timeline chart).

  • Every chart shares the same y-axis values and x-axis timeframe, shown by the first chart in the series ('Overall' in the example below).

  • Series are truncated (defaulted to top 12) and sorted by either average or median calculation. Slice One values are used for this truncation and sorting (in the example below, it shows the Top 6 highest average NPS for Slice One).

Themes, Concepts & Phrases Chart

Each slice is represented by a bar. Like the non-compare version of this chart, you can click on column names to sort the results.

Segmentation Chart

Like the Themes, Concepts & Phrases chart, each slice is represented by a bar. The difference in values is shown in the third column, labelled "Diff.".

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