Share Reports - Customise Result Presentations (with an Option to Allow Filtering)

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By Mark Sinclair

updated about 1 month ago

The Report Shares feature provides an easy way to share and present survey results. Multiple Report Shares can be created and they can be customized for different audiences. There are also options to allow those who access your reports to be able to filter the data. They do not need a Spark Chart account to do this, and their settings are unique to their browser session only (linked by a cookie).

Click here to see a live example of a shared report with viewer filtering enabled.

The Report Shares Window

Add, Edit or Copy a Report Share

To add a Report Share, go to the Report Shares menu and select the + New Report Share button in the top menu. To edit a Report Share, select the Edit button alongside.

There are 4 Tabs in a Report Share:

  • Details. This is a description of the Report Share along with options to Password or PIN protect the share.
  • Reports to Share. In this tab the Reports to include in the report share are selected.
  • Display. Here, the display Title and the Welcome Text can be added. They are displayed when someone views the report share from it's unique url.
  • Filtering. There are options to allow those who access your reports to be able to filter the data. They do not need a Spark Chart account to do this, and their settings are unique to their browser session only (linked by a cookie).

Report Shares may also be copied and then edited. Select the Copy button alongside the share, make the desired edits to the copied share and then save.

To delete a Report Share, select the Delete button alongside it. A "Confirm Delete" dialogue box will appear. Important Note: Any people who have been provided with the link to the Report Share will no longer be able to access it.

Report Share Details

This form has a description of the Report Share along with security options to Password or PIN protect the share.

Reports to Share

In the Reports form, you can choose which reports will be visible from the Report Share link. So, you can create different Report Shares for different audiences and choose what they can see.

Display Options

When sharing reports, the report viewers land on a welcome page. The welcome page can be customised in the Display tab using rich html options (like images, videos, fonts, etc.).

Report Viewer Filtering

There are options to allow those who access your reports to be able to filter the data. They do not need a Spark Chart account to do this, and their settings are unique to their browser session only (linked by a cookie).

To give you the control & flexibility you need over this feature it can be enabled for survey respondents, dates and/or questions, and there are 3 modes available:

  • None: This is the default mode, and as the name suggests, report viewers cannot filter the data. You may also enable a setting to show what filters are applied.
  • Limited: The viewers can set filters only on items that don't have a filter created in the report by you.
  • Full: The viewers can set & override any filters in the report.

To support this feature we utilise browser cookies. To ensure that user privacy is in full compliance with various international laws such as GDPR, if you enable Limited or Full filtering, the viewer user will be asked to accept a cookie (which they can remove at any time). You can modify the text of this cookie notice in the Project > Customise > Language screen. We have provided translated version for all languages that we support. To allow you to track who is using your report filtering, you can also enable an option to capture the viewer users geographic location (much like participant information capture).

We are very excited about this feature as it will allow you to focus on gathering more responses & planning around the results while saving you report building time.

Report Share Links

To obtain a Report Share link, select the Link button alongside the Report Share.

View the Share Link

Print Reports from a Report Share

Survey results can be printed for any individual Report in a Report Share. There is a Print Button in the top right menu when viewing a report.

Print will bring up a print version of the survey which can be either printed or saved as a pdf. Most browsers have advanced settings to make adjustments depending on the layout of the report being printed.

Report Share Example

Below is an example of a Report Share Dashboard, showing the Viewer Options. The messages displayed in the Report Share added in the Viewer Options when creating a Report Share. The reports that are shared appear in a navigation menu at the top and also in a list at the bottom. They are selected when creating or editing the Report Share.

Click here to see a live example of a shared report with viewer filtering enabled.

A Shared Report

Below is an example of charts in a shared report. Customized messages can be inserted in the reports. The Report Navigator menu appears at the top. There is a question navigator menu along with options to collapse/expand and print the report.

 



 

 

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