Data Comparison

The Report Pundit Data Comparison feature empowers you to set your Shopify business on route to success by revealing how effectively you’ve run it . Find all details about it here.

Comparing present and past sales performance tells you if your Shopify store is on track to meet its goals. We’ve made it convenient for you to do that with the newly built-in Compare feature. By enabling it, you can view your store’s past and present data on sales, order numbers, discounts, etc., in one place.

How to enable Data Comparison in your reports:

1. Navigate to the report of your choice, or create a new report, containing the Date data column. You can add the Date column if it’s missing in the report by default.

Note: The Date data field is only available in a limited number of report types.

2. Click on the date range selection tab in the report to reveal selection options.

3. Click on the Show Comparison slider button. The slider background should turn blue, indicating that comparison is now enabled.

4. Select your desired date range. To compare data, choose Previous Period or Previous Year from the drop down menu, and pick the relevant duration. Once done, click on Save.

The app presents a table showing rows of start and end dates for your chosen period, alongside data columns with corresponding data values. The specific data columns vary based on the report type.

Important: The following conditions apply to the compare feature

  • It’s restricted to the Sales, Edited Sales and Order report types

  • It’s only available for single shop summary reports

  • The report must have the Date column

  • You can’t use report formatting (subtotal, grand total on top, group by etc.) when comparing is enabled

  • Real-time and scheduled exporting only provide the current date row

  • Past Grand Total values are unavailable

  • It gets automatically disabled if any Filter is applied to a numeric data column

  • Only shows data if it’s available for the current period, displaying ‘0’ otherwise

That's it! Understanding your Shopify store performance clearly just got easier.

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