Hey All! In this article, we are going to introduce you to the Advanced Report Settings on the Reports Analyzer.
For advanced users, Heads Up Reports now supports Custom Y-Axis, Merge Y-Axis, and Custom Gridlines. You can find these using the Advanced Report Settings gear icon and using Saved Reports, you can save your advanced settings to return to later.
If you have any questions throughout this process, please reach out to our support team here, or use the little blue circle with the white smiling message icon in the lower right corner of the app, and we'd be happy to help.
Head on over to the Reports page and let's get started.
The Written How-to
Finding the Advanced Report Settings
In order for the Advanced Report Settings gear icon to become active, you must have a report on the analyzer. Once you have a report up click the gear icon in the top right corner of the analyzer to open the Advanced Report Settings menu:
For every metric, you have shown in the report you will see the option to edit the Y Min, Y Max, add Gridlines, and Merge Y-Axis:
Customizing the Y-Axis
To set a custom Y-Axis, click the Advanced Reports Settings gear icon, and add set the Y Min and Y Max values to your preference. Note: Both the Y Min and Y Max values need to be filled in for the value to update as expected.
In the example below, I am going to adjust my Sleep Time Y-Axis values to 5 and 9:
Now our Y-Axis is more closely reflecting our Sleep Time min-max range:
Customizing The Number Gridlines
To change the Gridline total, click the Advanced Reports Settings gear icon, and set the Gridline value to your desired output. The default value in Heads Up is 8.
Using the Sleep Time example above, let's change our Gridline count to 5 and see what happens:
Now you can see the 4 Gridlines view shows off our 4-hour Sleep Time range a lot better:
Extra Note on Gridlines
When there are multiple metrics added to the analyzer the gridlines will be set to the metric with the higher gridline total. With the default being 8. Using the example above, notice that when we add our resting Heart Rate data the default gridline value is reflected:
Merging Multiple Y-Axes
There may be some instances when the values on the Y-Axes are very close in range and the multiple numerical values are simply taking up too much space. A quick solution is to consolidate them by merging the Y-Axes of similar values.
In the example below I have added Resting Heart Rate, Heart Rate, and Time Asleep to the analyzer. Notice in the image that the average values for Heart Rate (70.97 and shown in green) and Resting Heart Rate (57.21 and shown in pink) are much closer in value:
Let's combine them!
To merge the two Y axes seen on the left and right sides of the analyzer, click the Advanced Reports Settings gear icon, and add 1 to the Merge Y-Axis field of the fields you'd like to combine and click Save:
And just like that, the two values have been combined and things are looking good:
All of the Advanced Report Settings can be saved using Saved Reports. For more information on how to save reports, please visit our support article, Pro tip: How to Save Reports on the Analyzer.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our support team here, or use the little blue circle with the white smiling message icon in the lower right corner of the app for further assistance.