How to Report on Video Interactions using the Histogram Dimension

One of the most common ways to report on video data is to look at the number of interactions happening at different parts in the video. This might be to explore where people pause the video or where people stop watching. The histogram dimension can help you to do this by bucketing your data into discrete time periods that can be compared. This guide explains how to do this.

 Please note: The histogram dimension can also be used to organize data by other numerical values such as score. This might be used, for example if you wanted to count the number of people scoring different score ranges.

Who can use this feature?
 User Types
Any user with access to the report builder (Global Admins, Area Admins, and some Users).
Available on paid plans (AnalystCLO, and Enterprise).
To understand this guide you will need to be an expert user familiar with the Bar report and be comfortable making changes in Advanced Configuration

Step 1: Create Your Report Filter

Let’s assume that you already have data about video interactions in Watershed, perhaps from a video platform like DigitalChalk. Your first step is to create a Bar report filtered by the video that you want to look at. Open the report builder, select the Bar report.  Add an activities filter for the video you want to look at, a verb filter for the verb “paused” and a title for the report.histogram_1.png

Then select Advanced configuration for step 2.

Step 2: Add the Histogram Dimension

With the basic report set up, jump into advanced configuration and add the histogram dimension. You can copy and paste the code below to replace the dimension property in the report configuration.

"dimensions": [
    "type": "HISTOGRAM",
    "statementProperty": "context.extensions.[]",
    "valueType": "duration",
    "interval": 5000,
    "minCount": 1


Step 3: Configure as required

Your report is now complete. You can now go back to simple configuration and tweak the settings as required.


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