Understanding Day-of-Week Baseline Sensitivity
The Day-of-Week Baseline Sensitivity setting affects which two intervals are used to calculate the baseline.
 
These examples show the reporting interval in orange. The two preceding intervals used to establish the baseline are in yellow. The interval is determined by your dashboard time setting.
 
 
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The selected reporting interval is compared using all data from the preceding two intervals.
Hour: You selected a time of 10:00–11:00. A baseline is created using 10:00–11:00 for comparison from the preceding two days.
12 Hours: You selected a time of 10:00–22:00. A baseline is created using 10:00–22:00 for comparison from the preceding two days.
Day: You selected 0:00–24:00 on Wednesday (shown as “23”). A baseline is created using 0:00–24:00 from Monday and Tuesday for comparison since those are the two preceding intervals.
The two previous days are used even when your dashboard time setting crosses midnight. In this example, the dashboard time setting is 12:00 noon, Wednesday, August 23 to 12:00 noon, Thursday, August 24. A baseline is created using 12:00–12:00 for comparison from the preceding two days (Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22).
Week: You selected Sunday–Saturday (shown as “21-27”). A baseline is created using the two preceding Sunday–Saturday intervals for comparison. A week can be any seven consecutive days, such as Wednesday to Tuesday.
Month: You selected August. It is compared to the two preceding months, June and July.
Custom: Your dashboard time setting determines how long each interval is. For instance, if you chose a 2-hour time period, the same time frame from the preceding two days is used for the baseline. Or if you chose Monday to Friday (a five-day period), it uses the two preceding five-day periods—not the two preceding Monday to Friday time periods. To compare Monday to Friday you must use an entire Week.
Also, if you chose a dashboard time setting greater than 24 hours the reporting interval rounds up to the next full day. For example, a 25-hour dashboard time setting goes back two days (48 hours) for the first reporting interval and four days (96 hours) for the second. The dashboard time setting is then based from the beginning of each reporting interval. A 49-hour dashboard time setting goes back 3 days for the first interval and 6 days for the second. A 73-hour time setting uses 4 and 8 days. And so on.
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The selected reporting interval is compared using all data from the same time frame of the same day of the week of the preceding two weeks.
Hour: You selected a time of 10:00–11:00 on Tuesday, in this example August 22. A baseline is created using 10:00–11:00 from the same day-of-the-week (Tuesday) of the previous two weeks, in other words, August 8 and August 15.
12 Hours: You selected a time of 10:00–22:00 on Tuesday, in this example August 22. A baseline is created using 10:00–22:00 from the same day-of-the-week (Tuesday) of the previous two weeks, in other words, August 8 and August 15.
Day: You selected Tuesday (shown as “22” in orange). A baseline is created using the two preceding Tuesdays, in other words, August 8 and August 15.
Week: As the Day-of-Week Baseline Sensitivity name implies, it sets a day of the week (for instance, Tuesday) and uses that day as the basis for comparison. For this reason, Week and Month are meaningless options when this setting is turned on. If either is chosen, dashboards render as if this setting were turned off. If you shorten the time frame to Day or less and refresh the dashboard, the setting is honored.
Month: Same as Week.
Custom: Your dashboard time setting determines how long each interval is. For instance, you chose 9:00–11:00 on Tuesday, then 9:00–11:00 on the two preceding Tuesdays is used for the baseline. Like with Week and Month, if your custom time frame is longer than 24 hours the dashboard renders as if Day-of-Week Baseline Sensitivity is turned off.