How do I run a report?

One of the most popular features is the ability to build a report for any area. Reports are a pre-built data story that is unique to your area. Stories are editable and we encourage learning more about them in What’s a Story and how can I edit it? 

This article will cover:

  • The Step-by-Step of how to run a report
  • Setting up a new Area with the Area Selector Tool
  • How to find the report again once you've made it

Step-by-Step How to Run a Report

To get started, click " Create a New Story" - you'll see it on the BroadStreet Homepage:

If you're new to the site or would like a general overview of the data indicators available for your area, we recommend starting with the Community Indicator Report. 

Click on the report you would like to run and Select New Area (if you do not already have areas saved). Then follow the Steps below for the Area Selector.

If you already have an area then select My Saved Areas and select from the areas you have saved to generate your new report. You can then skip to the section below titled How do I find my report again once I've made it?

Creating a new Area with the Area Selector 

To run a Report you'll need to begin by selecting your community area.  In the first box, you'll want to list which areas you'd like to include in your community. Select one of the following options:

  • ZIP Code List
  • County List 
  • List of Cities, Villages, and Towns

You can create a community by adding zip codes, counties, or the names of cities, villages, and towns.

In the box immediately to the right, you can enter the zip code, county, or city you'd like to add to your community report. The map will populate in real time.

You can add multiple areas to a map as well. 

In the second box you'll want to create a name for your area. This will help you find it more easily in the future. 

Once you have added all the areas you'd like to include in your community select Generate Area to create a list of counties, zip codes, and cities. 

Clicking on Generate Area will produce a list of the cities and counties found within the selected area. You may remove any cities or counties you wish not to include by clicking on the "x." You may also search for any cities or counties not included by typing them into the search bars. 

Once finished, select Save in the upper-right hand corner.

A message will display to show your area has been saved, you can then close the window to generate the Community Indicator Report.

Once you CLOSE the Area Selector, You'll be taken to a Community Indicator Report. You can View the published story or Edit it. This story is fully editable.

Please feel free to watch the video below: 

Edit a Story

Words are editable, shuffle, add, and delete cards. 

How do I find my report again once I've made it? 

If you want to find your report later, see Left Nav > My Stories > See List 

This article will help to answer questions such as: 

  • How do I find a report once I make it
  • How do I run a report? 
  • How do I create a community indicator report?
  • How do I make a report for a new area?

Still Stuck on the Area Selector tool? Try the article about Troubleshooting The Area Selector.