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Transformations allow you to manipulate and create data in your model. They can be created as columns on existing tables using calculated columns or aggregated measures. Transformations can also be created as data views, which will act like Tables.
Transformations must be published to be available in Models and Collections.
A calculated column is a column added to every row in the host table. If data is not being ingested in a desired format or further manipulation is necessary, adding a calculated column in a variety of transformations enables filtering, sorting, and manipulation for ease of use.
Once a calculated column is created it can be found in the table list on the left panel.
To create a calculated column on a table, select the “Add Calculated Column” option from the table menu.
A calculation that occurs after the returned data for a specific tile in a collection is segmented and filtered. This is most often used for calculating marketing related measures like “cost per click” as all filters and segmentations need to be applied in order to determine the relevant aggregated cost and the number of clicks.
Once an aggregated measure is created it can be found in the table list on the left panel.
To create an aggregated measure to a table, select the “Add Aggregated Measure” option from the table menu.
Data Views are Transformations that are stored as Tables in the model.
Once a Data View is created it can be found in the Data Views section on the left panel.
To create a Data View, select the “Add Data View ” button from the left panel.