Sometimes, it is necessary to compare multiple reports or visualize them together in one diagram. To achieve that, it is possible to create a special type of report called ‘combined report’. To create a new combined report, please click on ‘create combined report’ option from the ‘Create New’ dropdown available on the home page.
Then, you are redirected to the combined report builder. There you can see on the right a selection panel to select multiple reports to combine. Please note that if the combined report is inside a collection, only reports that are in the same collection can be combined. If the combined report is not in a collection, it can only combine reports that are also not in a collection. The selected reports will show up combined in the report preview panel on the left.
For example, combining two reports with a table visualization results in the following view:
And combining two reports with line chart visualization results in the following view:
You can change the color of chart reports by clicking on the color box near the name of the report. You can also drag items in list of selected reports to top or bottom to change their order in the report view.
Please note that not all reports can be combined with each other since there are a couple of differences between them. Therefore, when selecting a report, only the other reports that are combinable with the selected one will appear.
Only reports that match the following criteria can be combined:
- Same group by
- Same visualization
- Same view but combining User Task Duration (work, idle & total) & Flow Node Duration Reports is also possible
- Process definition can be different
- Furthermore, it is possible to combine reports grouped by start date with reports grouped by end date under the condition that the date interval is the same across them
Moreover, only the following visualizations are possible to combine and will show up in the combined selection list:
- Bar Chart
- Line Chart
Currently it is not possible to combine decision reports with each other.
It is also possible to update the name of the report, save it and add it to a dashboard exactly like the normal report. The combined reports will also show up in the reports list along with the normal reports.
Configure combined reports
You can configure the combined report using the cog wheel button available on the top right side of the screen. Clicking on the button will show a popover with all the configuration available.
For example, in all chart reports, you can change what to show in the tooltips, change the axis names and set a goal line as shown in the figure below.