How to Report on Video Interactions using the Histogram Dimension

One of the most common ways to report on video data is to look at the number of interactions happening at different parts in the video. This might be to explore where people pause the video or where people stop watching. The histogram dimension can help you to do this by bucketing your data into discrete time periods that can be compared. This guide explains how to do this.

Please note: the histogram dimension can also be used to organize data by other numerical values such as score. This might be used, for example if you wanted to count the number of people scoring different score ranges.

Step 1: Create Your Card Filter

Let’s assume that you already have data about video interactions in Watershed, perhaps from a video platform like DigitalChalk. Your first step is to create a bar card filtered by the video that you want to look at. Open Explore, select the Bar visualization.  Add an activities filter for the video you want to look at, a verb filter for the verb “paused” and a title for the report card.


Then select Advanced configuration for step 2.

Step 2: Add the Histogram Dimension

With the basic card set up, jump into advanced configuration and add the histogram dimension. You can copy and paste the code below to replace the dimension property in the card configuration.

"dimensions": [
    "type": "HISTOGRAM",
    "statementProperty": "context.extensions.[]",
    "valueType": "duration",
    "interval": 5000,
    "minCount": 1


Step 3: Configure as required

Your card is now complete. You can now go back to simple configuration and tweak the settings as required.


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