'What Caused This' Change Settings

Last modified: December 20, 2022

You can overwrite what Auto Insights calls out in What Caused This to provide context to insights it's sharing.

How does Auto Insights pick segments to include in 'What Caused This'?

Auto Insights scans across your data to identify contributing factors (items with the largest changes) that can explain the change in the measure.

Auto Insights scans across your data to identify contributing factors

For this example, Expense has increased compared to last month. Auto Insights identifies the largest increase within each segment (for example, IT Hardware and Infrastructure vs other Expense Details). Next, it ranks each of the identified segments according to the largest increase.

How can I update the 'What Cause This' selection to include or exclude certain segments?

To provide context to insights that Auto Insights calls out for each measure, simply click on this icon next to What Caused This, and you can choose to remove segments that are not relevant to your key measure.

To do so, select Edit on a Mission summary page or Mission page. Then select Customize results. If you're the owner of the dataset, the Customize segment relevancy window displays for you to customize. 

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If you're not the owner of the dataset, Auto Insights shows you the owners' email addresses. Ask an owner for access to customize the segment relevancy. 

Request segment change

You can't use this functionality with sample datasets.


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