In This Article:

    Field Distribution Reports

    In This Article:

      Field Distribution Report

       

      Field Distribution Report does one thing and one thing only -- a thing that in specific circumstances can be very handy:  it displays a count of all the values in one (or more) of your supporter table fields and custom fields, for either your entire list or a specific group-defined subset.



      Select one or more fields from the Standard Fields (all fields on the Supporter table) and Custom Field boxes.  Careful -- especially for a large list or a field likely to generate many distinct values (such as Last Name), too many selections can take a lot of bandwidth and slow down your query.  It's probably best to choose only a single field at a time, especially since the fields are not further matched against one another.



      If desired, also choose one or more groups.  Groups selections will limit the count to members of those group(s), if you need the result of a subset of your list rather than the entire list.



      Hit "Submit Query," and you'll receive a two-column report, showing all the values that live in a particular field across the queried segment (this itself can be useful information), and a count of the number of times each value is represented.




      For example, you might want to know how many of your supporters from each state took a recent online action. A Field Distribution Report is perfect for this sort of query.



      Your e-activists might not exist as a defined group in the system. Simply create a new group and populate it with those activists through the query builder.



      Return to the Field Distribution report. Under Standard Fields, select "State." Under Groups, select the new group you've just made – and hit "Submit". (For state counts for your entire list, just skip the group section altogether and hit "Submit".)



      Voila! If you won't be needing the group again, you might want to return to the Supporter tab and delete it – just to keep your data easier to read in the future.

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