Contacts Added Over Time custom report

Custom reports are available on the Enterprise plan.

You can create custom reports with charts in your ActiveCampaign account. These reports can help you analyze information and answer specific questions you and your team may have around data or certain activities. When you create a custom report, you can save it to your account so you can access it at any time.

In this article, we'll show you how to create a custom report that shows you the number of contacts added to your account over time.

Terminology

Before we get started, here are some terms you'll need to become familiar with as you create your own custom reports:

  • Dimensions
    Dimensions describe data in your account. For example, contact name, contact ID, or city.
  • Measures
    Measures are aggregate numbers.
  • View
    A collection of data elements.
  • Look
    Each report you create and save is called a Look.

Access the custom reporting tool

The custom reporting tool is located on the Reports section of your account. This is listed in addition to your standard reports.

To access the reporting tool, click "Reports" in the left menu. Then click "Custom Reports."

Create the Contacts Added Over Time custom report

1. Click "Contacts" located under Explore. This will expand the "Contacts" view.

2. Next, you'll need to add a time dimension to the report. To do so, click "Date Created" then click "Created Month."

3. Next, you'll need to add report measures. To do so, click "Count" located under Measures.

4. Click the "Run" button located at the top to run the report.

The data will render in a table format.

Add a chart to the report

Once you run the report, you can add a chart to it to provide a visual representation of the data. To do so, click the "Visualization" header. Then click the Line Chart option to see the number of contacts added to your account, month by month.

You can improve upon this report and see how many contacts were added over time by country. To do so, hover your mouse over the "Country" field under Contacts > Dimensions, then click the "Pivot" button.

Next, click the "Run" button.

The chart will display number of contacts added to your account by country.

Save and access the report

Once you create your custom report and add your chart, you can save the report in your account so you can pull it up later. To do so, you'll need to save this report as a "Look."

1. Click the gear icon located next to the "Run" button.

2. Click "Save as a Look..."

3. In the "Title" field, type a descriptive title. For example, you can type "Contacts added over time."

4. Click "Save."

The report will be located in the Custom Report menu under "Looks." To access it, click the menu icon located next to the gear icon in the report, then select the Look you wish to view. 

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