Magpi's reporting and data visualization system allows Magpi Pro and Enterprise users to create beautiful customizable reports without programming, much as you create Magpi forms.  You can read about Magpi Reports here, or watch an intro video here.


Just as you can create a Magpi form by making a list of questions, in Magpi Reports you make a list of "report elements".  We will be adding more report elements over time.  Here is the current "Insert Form Element" menu:


Text – a text element can be used to enter plain text, or else to enter HTML code (if the user knows any HTML).  Although HTML is optional, the benefit is that it can be used to add web links, videos, external images (which can also be added using the "External" element) to modify the size/color/font of the text, etc.


External – an external element is used to add an external image. 


Cross Tab (single-select multiple choice "radio button" or "dropdown" questions) - a cross tab (also called a "cross tabulation" or "contingency table"), is a table that shows the frequencies of two variables at once.  Here's an example:



Frequency (single-select multiple choice "radio button" or "dropdown" questions) – a frequency element shows the frequency of responses to a single variable (as opposed to the cross tab, which shows two variables).  Frequencies can be shown as a table, or as a variety of graph types. Here are two examples:



Frequency with Drilldown - for Frequency report elements, which display the responses to a single multiple choice question, it is possible to include a “drilldown” question.  This allows the report viewer to click on a report chart segment and “drill down” to a second variable.


For example, in the frequency donut chart above you might specify “Gender” as the drilldown variable when creating the report element. That would allow you to click on a segment – for example, the segment representing a response of "London" – and then see a second graph showing you the gender responses for those who chose London.


You can see a live example of a drilldown chart in this sample report.  Just view the donut chart titled "Agreement by Respondent City" and try clicking on any of the chart segments.


Horizontal Line – a horizontal line is simply used to separate two sections on a report.

Map Records  – Map Records shows a map with a red pin for every collected data record (e.g. every interview). It is only available if the data was collecting using a GPS stamp or GPS question.

Map Responses (single-select multiple choice "radio button" or "dropdown" questions) – Map Responses color codes the pins on a map, depending on the response to a selected question in the data set. Here's an example:



Records by Time – Records by Time displays a column graph with time on the X axis, and the number of data records collected on the Y axis.  Here is an example:



Responses by Time (single-select multiple choice "radio button" or "dropdown" questions) – Responses by Time is just like Records by Time except that it displays multiple columns to represent each possible response to a selected question.  There are several ways to display Responses by Time, including a grouped column chart, a percentage column chart

Here are some examples:


List of Records – List of Records allows you to include raw data in a report.  You have the option of hiding any sensitive or confidential or other information.

Histogram (numeric questions) – A histogram is a graphical representation of the distribution of numerical data. Read more.  Here is an example of a histogram for a numeric variable (age):


Meter – A meter element displays the data records collected, compared with a goal that is either automatically set by Magpi, or set by the report designer.  We will be adding new variations of the meter element soon.  Here is an example showing that 9 records have been collected, towards a goal of 10:


These are just the current report elements.  We would love to hear from you regarding additional elements that would be of use, or changes to these element.  Click here to contact us. Thanks!





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