Initally, people were copy pasting the same dashboard each and every month, and manually changing the date ranges as well as removing and adding the “compare date range” all over again.
This became a bit of a daunting task, and long story short, it wasn’t maintained. But management still wanted rolling dashboards in Adobe Analytics to compare indicators month-over-month, year-over-year.
The good news is that the entire Adobe Analytics workspace can be set-up with rolling dates, so that each month data from the previous full month is shown; and the date range comparisons are always the month before that.
This may sound a bit confusing, so let’s look at an example.
You can create a monthly dashboard, only showing data if an entire month has past. So, in February, you will see the monthly dashboard of January. When you look at the dashboard on the first of March, you will see data of February.
This is easily done by selecting rolling date ranges in your workspace. In this case, a predefined rolling range exists called “Last month”.