An analysis is not a report, it is the data you can use for a report. You can add as many analyses as you want to a report but it might not be efficient to have multiple analyses. Creating an analysis is the first step to creating a report once you have determined your goal and plan for what it is you are creating.
There is no one correct way to create a custom analysis. Here are the basic steps to create an analysis.
- Go to Reports > Report Center.
- Click Create Analysis.
- Select Data from the dropdown list. Selecting one data set will populate the data points available within the set and additional related sets that can be selected.
- Click OK to generate a table.
From this point, there are numerous additional directions for your analysis to go. Sometimes, an analysis is as simple as a table if this accomplishes your goal. You can also add Formulas, Charts, and Crosstabs.