Mobile app analytics based on AppMetrica data
You can visualize and explore AppMetrica data in Yandex DataLens using the following methods:
- Direct access.
DataLens connects directly to AppMetrica. This method is the easiest and fastest, but a set of supported functions is limited.
- Real-time export of data from AppMetrica to Managed Service for ClickHouse.
Raw data is available and its pre-aggregation and post-processing at the DB level are supported. To implement this option, set up data export and create a connection from DataLens to the ClickHouse database.
If you don't have any apps available, then before performing this scenario, add an app or use the standard AppMetrica dashboard.
To visualize and analyze data, set up DataLens and follow these steps:
Before you start
To get started with DataLens:
Log in to your Yandex account.
Open the DataLens homepage.
Click Open Datalens.
Select one of the options:
If you already have an organization, select it from the drop-down menu in the Organizations tab and click Open DataLens.
To activate a DataLens instance, the user must have the
ownerrole. For more information about roles, see Granting permissions in Organization.
If you have a cloud but no organization, click Add new DataLens. In the window that opens, enter your organization's name and description and click Create organization and DataLens. For more information about working with organizations, see Getting started with organizations.
If you have a technical question about the service, please contact Yandex Cloud support. To ask for advice, discuss the solution to your problem or best practices of the service, write to the DataLens chat in Telegram.
Create a connection and a standard dashboard
This step is available to users who have an app in AppMetrica. If you don't have any apps, open the standard AppMetrica dashboard and go to the next step.
Go to DataLens and click Create connection.
Select AppMetrica as the connection type.
Enter a name for the connection:
My AppMetrica, then click Get token.
If this is your first connection to an AppMetrica app, grant the necessary permissions to the service.
Select an app from the drop-down list.
Specify the connection settings:
- Set the data accuracy (sampling rate). You can change accuracy after you create the connection.
- Select the Direct access connection type.
- Enable Automatically create a dashboard on this connection.
In the upper-right corner, click Create.
When the connection is created, a folder containing a dashboard and a set of datasets and charts opens.
Edit the standard dashboard
If you don't have an app in AppMetrica and you skipped the previous step, use the AppMetrica dashboard.
You can edit the standard dashboard however you want. For example, you can delete a chart, change its size, or change the visualization type.
Open the dashboard.
Click Edit in the upper-right corner.
To delete the Click dynamics widget, click in the upper-right corner.
To change the size of the Installation dynamics widget, drag it by the lower-right corner.
Click Save in the upper-right corner to save the dashboard.
You can edit any chart on the dashboard. For example, change the visualization type for the Ad networks chart from the Attracting users section.