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Edit Missions

Customize Mission Summary Layout

This article describes the many ways to edit your Missions. If you have edit permission on a Mission, you have 2 options to enter edit mode:

  1. Open the Mission you want to edit and select Edit Mission in the top right corner.

  2. From the Mission Summary page, select Options > Enter edit mode.

Auto Insights provides flexibility and customization options for presenting your data and key performance indicators (KPIs). One way to do this is through Mission Summary layouts.

Choose between 3 layouts for your Mission Summary:

·   Full Insights—ideal for a detailed analysis of data.

·   Visualization—prioritizes visual elements for a more engaging presentation.

·   Minimalistic—streamlined, focused, and perfect for highlighting key metrics in a concise view.

To change the layout for 1 page of your Summary...

  1. Enter Edit mode.

  2. Select Customize in the upper-right corner of the page card, then select Change layout.

  3. The Change layout window displays. Select Full insightsVisualization, or Minimalistic layout.

  4. Select Apply. The page layout updates instantly.

To change the layout of multiple pages of your Summary at once...

  1. Enter Edit mode.

  2. Go to the list of pages in the left sidebar.

  3. Check the box next to each page you want to edit.

  4. Select the Edit pages dropdown at the top of the list, then select Change layouts...

  5. The Change layout window displays. Select Full insightsVisualization, or Minimalistic layout.

  6. Select Apply. The page layouts update instantly.

Edit Page Title

To edit a page title, select the Pencil icon next to the title on a Summary page or from the page list.

pencil icon

Quickly Navigate Pages

Use the Jump-to-Page dropdown at the center of the navigation bar to quickly switch between pages of your Mission.

Add Author Notes

As the Mission creator or editor, you can update the title and add a commentary on each page of the Mission. To do so, select a page, then select the Pencil icon.

Pencil icon

Enter your preferred title for the page and any additional commentary to explain or highlight context for the viewer in the Author notes. You can view Author notes in the Mission summary, Mission pages, and subscribed email from a Mission.

Author Notes

You can also add Author Notes on the Mission Summary page. To do so, select Edit for the Mission, then select the pencil icon next to the card title.

Pencil icon on Mission Summary card

Add Pages to Your Mission

There are 4 ways you can add a page within Mission:

First Option: Within Mission's edit mode, select + New Page on the left panel.

+ New Page link

Second Option: Select Edit Mission > Options  > Duplicate.

Tip: Use this method to keep the existing filters and breakdown from the 1st page in subsequent pages (it only works when the dataset remains the same). This saves you time and reduces effort on repetitive tasks!

Third Option: If you see a page in someone's Mission that you want to add to your own Mission, select Options > Add Page to Mission and create a new Mission or select an existing one.

Fourth Option: Select Add page to Mission from a Search page.

Reorder Pages

To reorder the pages, select the page that you want to reorder and drag the page to a new position.

Hide Insights That Don’t Matter

You can remove any story card (section) within the page you want to hide from the presentation view. To do so, select the eye icon to turn it off. When you hide a story on the page level Auto Insights does not display it at all on the Mission summary. However, Auto Insights might still call out this story on the chart and highlight it.

eye icon

The card appears dimmed. Select the eye icon again to turn it back on.

Find New Insights with the Query Bar

Each page has a query bar that provides the focus of analysis for that specific page. Use this query bar to get Auto Insights to search for insights on a specific area.

Query bar in details

You can change the comparison period to compare against the previous month or the same month last year. Refer to this article on Period comparison for details. Note: Time period selection is unavailable if you use a dataset without time series data.

Query bar in details

Select +Add new query to compare 2 metrics with Common Cause analysis. Select Options to remove a query or rename a query.

Add new query and options button

Customize Segment Relevancy

You can customize results for What caused this change? To do so, select Customize > Specify relevant segments on a Mission Summary card or the settings icon on a Mission page. If you're the owner of the dataset, the Customize segment relevancy window displays for you to customize.

If you're not the owner of the dataset, Auto Insights shows you the owners' email addresses. Ask an owner for access to customize the segment relevancy.


This functionality isn't available for sample datasets.

Recommended Charts

Auto Insights uses Recommended Charts to connect the best charts with the insights shown. To make the recommendation, AAI looks at whether the insights are about TOTAL, CHANGE, or GOALS, the size of the segment, or if you are looking at a breakdown versus an overall metric. The goal is to help you create the most effective and informative chart possible with minimal effort.

To display a chart other than the recommended chart, select the Recommended Chart dropdown. Then select a new chart type. The chart type you choose displays. It also displays on the Mission Summary.

Recommended chart dropdown

To go back to the recommended chart, select the chart dropdown, then select Recommended Chart.

Chart Toolbar and Options

The chart options allow you to make further adjustments to a few charts and enable you to include a totals table (leaderboard table) to appear in the Insights email. Note that charts don't appear in the Insights email.

Charts with options include:

  • Change Variance chart—Select to show Change value or Change percentage on the y-axis.

    change variance chart
  • Line chart—Select to have the y-axis start from the selected range or from 0.

    Line chart
  • Stacked column chart—Select to have the Total size stacked or 100% stacked.

    Stacked column chart

To include a totals table in your Mission's Insight email, select Chart options, then check the box for Include table in email subcriptions. Note that this option is only available for table charts when you're on the How was the total distributed? tab.

Option to include table in Insights email

Delete a Page

To delete a page from your Mission, select the trash can icon.

trashcan icon

To delete multiple pages, check the box to select the pages. Then select the trash can icon to delete them. Note that a page deletion is irreversible.

Delete a page UI

To delete a page from the Mission Summary, select Edit Mission, then select Options > Delete on the story card.

Use Global Filters and Bulk Actions

With global filters, you can bulk edit and delete Mission pages. To use global filters...

  1. Go to Missions and select a Mission.

  2. Select Edit Mission in the upper-right corner.

  3. Check the box next to a page to select it, and a bulk action menu displays at the top of the list. You can only bulk-select pages associated with datasets you can access.

Available Bulk Actions


Duplicate pages option


Trashcan icon to delete pages

Filter—Apply and remove filters on pages that use the same dataset.

Change layouts—Select a Mission Summary page layout option to apply to all checked pages.

bulk filters

Delete pages associated with a deleted dataset.

To do so, select Remove pages from the alert message.

Present Your Mission

Select Exit edit mode to go back to the presentation view.