Our support community recently moved to Lithium and we are at the stage where we need to set up user reports in LSI. What is the best report for actions and content generated by a specific group of people?
Example: Managers would like to see a report on the contributions of ten support engineers who are tasked with generating content and answering questions in our community. Contributions can be discussions, replies, blog posts, etc.
Based on what I have found in LSI and what I see in the metrics in the Admin panel, I don't see an obvious way to generate one report that contains all of this information. Is that correct?
Thanks for any insight,
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Hi @Inactive User -
This is indeed possible, though it's not at all intuitive and took me forever to find the first time around :). I actually learned to use the Bulk Data API to get the data I needed before I realized that it was actually in LSI, just not where I expected! (but, hey, now I can use the Bulk Data API!)
Go to the CONTENT tab on the left in LSI, then click All Categories, then Members. This gives you a list of all members who have contributed. You can then filter by role, so, assuming your ten support engineers are assigned a role, you will be able to generate this report.
Vaguely useful screenshot below:
Hope this helps!
I also love the User Report and use it just about every day for something. Some things aren't available in the user report though... I can't quite remember what, but I swear there was a reason I needed to use the LSI report....
@CarolineS Exactly what I was looking for and I didn't have to ask. Thanks. 🙂 One more question on it: Can you save a report or do I have to go through the process of setting up the report every time? Once month I need to run this report on users from one specific role and export it to .csv so I pull just the info I need and pass it along in a report. It would sure be nice to save the report definition and just change the date range when needed. (I'm basically lazy.)
Hi @kgroneman - glad my info was useful! And, yes, you can schedule reports. Click the little gear right above the table of data in LSI (NOT the one above the graph), and click "Schedule report." From there, you can pick options about frequency and such.
P.S. Laziness can be a virtue!
User Reports are most helpful in determining where all users stand in the community or filtering by specific role. You get metrics from each member at the community level (overall) and I like to analyze where members will fall in the rank structure or determining activity levels for superusers. Great for reviewing metrics overall.
The Members tab in LSI has a good amount of the same metrics you can get in User Reports, but unlike User Reports, you can drill down to see which categories and nodes the members are participating in. You can filter activity by role as well. The drawback is that you can't get a full list of all users in the community, even through exporting to CSV.
There are benefits to both so I hope you consider using both in different ways. 🙂
Thanks all. I wish I could mark more than one reply in this thread as the solution. - Kim
@LarryI @CarolineS Thank you for the information. I am noticing an issue with the LSI 'All Categories' / 'Members' data. If that is supposed to be pulling member activity across all categories, why wouldn't it show articles posted to a TKB?
So when looking across all categories and the data is only showing topics published and replies authored, it really is depicting an accurate activity log across all categories?
So is this data only looking for topics posted in forums and replies in forums? This doesn't include blogs or TKBs?
I am trying to find a report that shows me a user list that shows, are they posting topics to forums, are they replying, are they authoring solutions, and they contributing to TKBs or Blogs, etc.
Are their any User Reports that capture this information?