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ArcGIS Monitor: Analysis Elements for Enterprise portal content

ArcGIS Monitor collects metrics focused on both ArcGIS Enterprise components and the underlying infrastructure. It provides a comprehensive overview of system health, performance, and helps administrators get the most from their GIS and IT investment.

In ArcGIS Monitor, you can create custom analysis views to help identify trends in the data collected. Analysis views are composed of charts and indicators which are populated by data expressions. Learn more about creating analysis views in this help topic.

The objective of this blog is to demonstrate how to build some useful charts and indicators that provide insight into your Enterprise portal content. Defining the data expression and how the element is configured are explained. The analysis elements discussed are:

  1. Portal item types
  2. Portal group types
  3. Portal user types
  4. Portal item/group count
  5. Total portal members
  6. Active users

Configuring these analysis elements can yield the Enterprise portal analysis view below:

This analysis view displays Enterprise portal metrics and can help administrators better understand the type of content being created, how it is shared, and portal member activity. For the purposes of this blog, the Enterprise portal is named “ACME Geoportal” – this will be referenced throughout the blog when configuring the data expressions for the various analysis elements. This is the first of two blogs, the next blog will discuss analysis elements that focus on Enterprise portal performance metrics.

1. Portal Item Types

This pie chart displays the different portal item types and the proportion each item type contributes to the total Enterprise portal content. Using this chart, admins can identify which item types are the most common and a specific count is shown when you hover the cursor over a segment. In this case layers are the most common, followed by apps and web maps.

The data expression for the Portal Item Types element,

Conceptually, you are building an expression that is querying information across three tables in the ArcGIS Monitor database: Components, Metrics, and Metrics Data. FYI, “Metrics” refers to what is being measured and “Metrics Data” is the actual measurement.

Side note: Similar to other GIS workflows, there are multiple ways to generate the same result. FYI, an alternative data expression that can yield the same result is as follows,

This is a multi-select query that will find the 8 metrics selected.

Both data expressions will yield the same results. You can choose whichever data expression approach you prefer. This alternative approach could also be applied for elements 2 and 3, but they will not be discussed in this blog.

The pie chart element can be configured as follows:

For Data

For Chart

For General

Additional properties can be configured for the pie chart, but they are not essential for the purposes of this blog.

2. Portal Group Types

This pie chart displays the different portal group types and the proportion of each type in the Enterprise portal. Using this chart, admins can identify which group types are the most common and a specific count is shown when you hover the cursor over a segment. In this case private groups are the most common, followed by public groups and organization groups.

The data expression for the Portal Group Types element,

Side note: Alternatively, the “is any of” operator could be used to select multiple metrics from the dropdown list as described in element 1, Portal Item Types – Query 2.

The pie chart element can be configured as follows:

For Data

For Chart

For General

3. Portal User Types

This pie chart displays the different portal user types and the proportion each user type contributes to the total Enterprise portal membership. Using this chart, admins can identify which user types are the most common and a specific count is shown when you hover the cursor over a segment. In this case creators are the most common, followed by advanced and viewer user types.

The data expression for the Portal User Types element,

Side note: Alternatively, the “is any of” operator could be used to select multiple metrics from the dropdown list as described in element 1, Portal Item Types – Query 2.

The pie chart element can be configured as follows:

For Data

For Chart

For General

4. Portal Item/Group count

This element is used four different times in the ACME Geoportal KPI analysis view to show item counts for apps, web maps, layers, and groups.

This can be helpful, because it highlights the item or group count in the display; instead of being shown as a segment in the Portal Item Types pie chart. This could be useful for analysis views displayed on a large screen.

For the purposes of this blog, we will focus on the first element that shows total number of apps in the Enterprise portal,

The data expression for the Portal App Count element,

The indicator element can be configured as follows:

For Data

For Indicator

To configure the other indicators, modify the data expression by querying for each portal item type and groups – specifically the Identifier parameter. For example,

5. Total Portal Members

This indicator shows the total number of members for the Enterprise portal. The data expression for the Total Users Count element,

The indicator element can be configured as follows:

For Data

For Indicator

For General

6. Active Users

This indicator displays the total number of portal members who have logged into the Enterprise portal in the last 30 days. Admins can use this element along with the previous element, to help gauge the activity level in portal. (Note: the screenshot above was taken at a later date than the first blog image.)

The data expression for the Active Users element,

The indicator element can be configured as follows:

For Data

For Indicator

For General

Analysis View of Enterprise portal content metrics

Configuring these analysis elements for an Enterprise portal can provide insight into your portal content in ArcGIS Monitor. This can help administrators better understand how the Enterprise portal is being used by the organization.

If your organization has more than one Enterprise portal, you could configure an analysis view that compares the contents of two different portals. For example, a comparison between ACME Geoportal vs. XYZ Portal using pie charts and indicators to summarize their content:

Another option is to display the portal content as serial charts:

For the purposes of this blog, only five item types are shown in the charts – but additional item types could be displayed. The next blog will discuss analysis elements that focus on Enterprise portal performance metrics.

Some additional resources,

Sincerely,
The ArcGIS Monitor team

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Derek is a Senior Product Manager working on ArcGIS Monitor. Based in the Esri Redlands, CA office, he's involved with requirements gathering, software development, and product marketing. Follow on Twitter/X: @GIS_Bandit | Mastodon: https://mastodon.world/@GIS_Bandit ) Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/gisbandit.bsky.social

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Josh Herman

Josh Herman is a Product Engineer on the ArcGIS Monitor team and currently works out of Buffalo, New York. Josh is responsible for gathering requirements, designing, and testing new features. He is also responsible for outlining and communicating best practices for using ArcGIS Monitor 2023.

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