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Scorecard reference

How to use and configure scorecards.

Scorecards display a summary of a single metric. Scorecards are commonly used to visualize key performance indicators: some variable that measures the relative health or performance of your business or area of activity. For example, a scorecard can summarize total sales, average bounce rate, count of ad impressions, maximum hold time, minimum failure rate, etc.

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Scorecards in Data Studio

Scorecards in Data Studio appear as numbers, and, optionally, the name of the metric being summarized. The format of the displayed number depends on how the metric is configured in your data source.

Example:

The data source for a fictional pet store contains the following metrics. The Qty Sold metric is simply a number coming from the data set. The Avg Qty Sold metric is a duplicate of the Qty Sold field, with the Average aggregation type. Total Items, and Unique Items are calculated fields.

Name Calculation Aggregation Type
Qty Sold none Sum
Avg Qty Sold none Average
Total Items COUNT(Items) Auto
Unique Items COUNT_DISTINCT(Items) Auto

 

Scorecards for these metrics might look like this:

Scorecard examples

Scorecard DATA tab properties

Section Property Notes
Data Source

A data source provides the connection between the chart and the underlying data set. Charts in Data Studio currently can connect to a single data source.

Date Range Dimension

The dimension to use as the basis for limiting the timeframe of the chart.

This option only appears if your data source has a valid date dimension.

 

Metric

Metrics provide the numeric scale and data series for the chart.

Scorecards can have a single metric.
Default Date Range

The default date range property lets you set a timeframe for an individual chart. Learn more about working with dates and time.

This option only appears if your data source has a valid date dimension.
  Auto Use the default date range determined by the chart's data source.
Custom Lets you use the calendar widget to select a custom date range for the chart.
Date compare type Displays comparison data for the selected time period.
Filter

The filter property restricts the data displayed in a chart by including or excluding the values you specify. Learn more about the filter property.

Scorecard STYLE tab properties

Section Property Notes
Scorecard Numbers

This section controls the appearance of the scorecard data.

  Positive change color This option appears when date comparison is enabled. Changes the font color used to indicate positively changing (i.e., upward trending) data
  Negative change color This option appears when date comparison is enabled. Changes the font color used to indicate negatively changing (i.e., downward trending) data
  Compact Numbers Rounds numbers and displays the unit indicator. E.g., 553,939 becomes 533.9K.
  Show Absolute Change This option appears when date comparison is enabled. Changes the comparison display from percentage of change to absolute numeric difference.
Labels

This section controls the appearance of the scorecard labels.

  Font color Changes the font color of the scorecard label.
  Font size Changes the font size of the scorecard label.
  Font family Changes the font family of the scorecard label.
  Hide Metric Name Hides the default metric name (which comes from the data source). You can use the Text tool to add a custom metric label.
  Hide Comparison Label Hides the label that shows the comparison period.
Background and Border

These options control the appearance of the chart background container. They are the same for all chart types.

  Background Sets the chart background color.
Border Radius Adds rounded borders to the chart background. When the radius is 0, the background shape has 90° corners. Border radius of 100° produces a circular shape.
Opacity Sets the chart's opacity. 100% opacity completely hides objects behind the chart. 0% opacity makes the chart invisible.
Border Color Sets the chart border color.
Border Weight Sets the chart border line thickness.
Border Style Sets the chart border line style.
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