True to their name, metric groups are used to create buckets of like-metrics, otherwise known as groups 😀
For example, you might reorganize a chart of accounts from an accounting integration or group the web visits from multiple web properties to add up to a holistic view of your web presence.
Navigate to Grouping from the main account navigation to get started.
Sections are the highest level of organizing groups. As a best practice, you can use sections to separate groupings from various integrations (although it's important to note you can also mix metrics from different integrations in the same group).
Select "+ Add Section" and give your section a name.
Select "+Add Grouping" and name your first group
Add metrics to this group by selecting the checkbox next to the group name. Upon selection, the metric browser will launch. Select metrics to add, then uncheck the add option to close the metric browser.
To create a sub group, first you must create the grouping. Follow the earlier steps and select "Add grouping" then check the option select next to your new grouping.
Now select "Move to group" and select your desired parent grouping. Notice your new group is now nested below its parent.
You can organize underlying metrics within groups in two ways, by moving them to new groups or reordering them.
As you may have noticed, you can use any group in a calculation or block by selecting it from the metric browser during a board building process or from your custom metric editor.
There are a few popular use cases to consider when thinking about groups, although they have nearly infinite application:
These are just a few purposes for metric groups, we encourage you to think of your own. Have something new? Share it with the rest of the community by becoming a Malartu Partner.