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Select and compare date ranges

The date range selector is at the top right of every report except the Real-Time reports. Click the arrow next to the existing date range to open the controls.

Select one of the following from the Date Range menu:

  • Custom: Data for your custom date range. (See instructions, below.)
  • Today: Data available for the current calendar date up until the time of your selection
  • Yesterday: Data for the previous calendar date
  • Last Week: Data for Sunday through Saturday of the previous calendar week
  • Last Month: Data for the first to last day of the previous calendar month
  • Last 7 days
  • Last 30 days

Click Apply.

Custom date range

To set your own dates, select Custom from the Date Range menu, then follow the instructions below.

To select a single date:

  • Click twice on any date on the calendar OR
  • Enter a single date in both Date Range fields.

To select a specific week:

  • Click the first and last days of the week on the calendar OR
  • Enter the beginning and end dates in the Date Range fields.

To select a range of dates:

  • In the calendar, click the desired start date, then click the end date. The selected days are highlighted. OR
  • Enter start and end dates in the Date Range fields.

To compare two different date ranges:

Select the Compare to checkbox, then select Custom, Previous Period, or Previous Year. Use the controls to set the second date range.

Click Apply.

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