Report Options

The report options are available from inside the report, in the top right corner next to the report date range:









Report Settings

The report settings allow you to control specific configurations of the report:

Ignore dashboard date range

When turned on – the report will only run on the date range defined inside the report, ignoring the dashboard date range.

Ignore dashboard filters

When turned on – the report will only filter the data by the filters defined inside the report, ignoring the dashboard filters.

Read Only

When turned on – saving changes in the report will be blocked. Remember to Save after turning this toggle on for it to take effect. Turning off the Read only setting can only be done by an ADMIN or the owner of the report.


When turned on – The report will only be visible to the report owner in the reports list, but can still be used in dashboards.

Use Cached Results

When turned on – Cooladata will attempt to use results from a previous run of this query. If cached results are returned, the query summary row will show “cached” and query runtime will be minimized.
Results from past runs will be used as long as the queried tables were not modified and the date range and filters of the query are the same.

Use sessions aggregation for query optimization

When turned on – Cooladata will attempt to optimize performance by automatically shifting your query to run on top of the sessions table if all the data you are querying is available there.
Notice: Cooladata stores your data in two separate tables: one is your event table, in which every row is an event, and the other is your sessions table, in which every row is a session. The event table holds all the event-level data and event-scope properties, as well as user and session scope properties. The sessions table holds session-specific properties (such as session duration and the session path) as well as session and user scope properties.  Shifting between the sessions and events table might cause for slight differences due to the fact that when running over the sessions table, the date range is filtered according to the session start time (session_start_time_ts) whereas when running over the events table the date range is filtered according to the event (event_time_ts)  timestamp.

Drill-through Reports

Drillthrough Reports enable you to drill through (zoom in) to a section of a report by clicking it, and opening another preconfigured report, filtered to that category’s data.

For more information on setting drill through reports see Drill through Reports.


This will create a copy of the original report. When clicked on from inside a dashboard, this will add the copy of the report to the dashboard as well.


This will create a publication (email report) with the report results and send it to a list of recipients. Project ADMINs can also choose the publication’s frequency.

For more information see publications.

Add to Dashboard

This allows you to add the report to a specific Sheet in a specific Dashboard you have permissions to edit.

Show CQL

This opens up the underlying CQL of the report. You can copy and paste it in a CQL report to modify it.

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Other Report Settings

The other reports settings are available from inside the report, in the top bar, each has his own icon:

Report Tags

Tags can be given to any reports. The tag’s design shows you an indication of the number of tags used in the report. Click the button to add or edit tags.
Use the filter column in the reports list in order to filter your reports by tags.

Save and Save as

Save as located inside the “save” dropdown.
Use it to save changes you’ve made to a new report, without affecting the original. This will switch you to the new saved report.

Report Folders

Reports folder is a new Cooladata feature which allows you to located easier and faster your project’s reports.
You could create a folder from the report itself or from the reports list, as long as you are the report owner or you have permission to edit it.

Access to the folders is available through the Report editor or through the Reports list.

Folders through the Report Editor

The report folders are available from inside the report, in the top bar next to the report filters

Folders through the Reports List

There are three ways to edit or add folders from the reports list:

A. Through the Folders menu-

Hover the folders names and use the sub-menu (3 dots) to edit.

Click the + to create new folder.

In order to delete just the folder, without the content, just move all the folder reports’ to another folder or delete the folder with the contained reports through the folder sub-menu.

B. Through the report sub-menu

Hover the reports and use the sub-menu (3 dots) in order move the report to another folder.

C. Through the bulked reports options

Click on the report’ check box and mark it, then click the folder icon in the bulked reports menu (at the top bar) in order to move the selected reports to a folder.

Important information

Report Folders are saved per project, and therefore, all of those options are available from the Project’s Reports tabs.

Click on “All Folders Content” in order to display all the project reports without the folders filters.

All the reports that aren’t related to any folder will be saved in the “Root” folder.

Please note that folders will be saved only if a report related to them,
therefore, please make sure you’ve added at least one report to your new folder.
Also, duplicated reports or reports which “saved as” will keep being related to the folder given to them in the original report.

Report Parameters

Parameters are variables, that allow you to define key and value, and by that inject any value you want to the query.

In order to use the parameters you need to define the key -value on the parameter popup and add the keyword to the report query.
You will be able to do so either from a CQL report or either from a dashboard:

Parameters through the CQL report

1. Open a CQL report, click on the parameter icon and define the keys and values you want. then add the keywords to the query with initial strudel (for example @tableName).

2. Open a CQL report, add the keywords to the query with initial strudel. When you’ll open the parameter popup, you could see the keywords you’ve entered to the query already there, just add value to each key and apply.

add the keywords to the query and add a value on the Parameters popup

Parameters through the dashboard

Adding a report with parameters to a dashboard will automatically add the report parameters to the dashboard. If you’de like to apply some parameters only for the dashboard, you could add them to the dashboard directly through the parameters icon (right next to dashboard filters).
You could also change the report parameters value on the dashboard, but if you would like to delete a report parameter you’ll need to delete it from the report itself.

Important information

  • Parameters will apply on CQL reports only (through the report builder and through the linked dashboard)
  • Two identical keys, in the same report, with different values, will inject the first set value (in both report and dashboard).
  • Two identical keys, with different values, in two separate reports, on the same dashboard, will inject the first set value.
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