Custom Narratives

Configure custom narratives, or create your own

Configure custom narratives created using the full programmability of NLG Studio and add them to your report with the click of a button. Get started with our BI Starter project and its library of BI-specific helper functions, then customize it for your specific use cases.

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Get started with the Custom Narratives tutorials and reference guide

Note

You must have an Arria NLG Studio account to access and complete the Custom Narratives tutorials. If you don't already have one, you can request a free trial.

To access the tutorials, click on the links below and sign in to your Arria NLG Studio account.

 

  • Custom Narratives tutorial - JSON-type Studio projects

     

    • Creating custom narratives

      This tutorial explains how to customize a starter, JSON-type Studio project using Arria NLG Studio and the Arria for Power BI add-in, then add the narrative to your Power BI dashboard.

      It also explains how to optimize and contextualize narratives, and how to transform the input data using the add-in's Mapping script feature.

       

    • Using Using drilldown controls

      This tutorial explains how to use the Drilldown feature, which allows dashboard viewers to dynamically create narratives at different levels of data granularity. For example, you may want to describe sales performance by country and let users drill down into the state and city levels as they wish.

       

    • Using parameter controls

      This tutorial explains how to use the Parameter Controls feature, which allows dashboard viewers to dynamically change the narrative according to which value they select from a dropdown field. They can be used in various ways, such as to report on only drivers and offsets above a certain threshold.

       

  • Custom Narratives tutorial - table-type Studio projects

     

    • Creating custom narratives

      This tutorial explains how to customize a starter, table-type Studio project using Arria NLG Studio and the Arria for Power BI add-in, then add the narrative to your Power BI dashboard.

      It also explains how to optimize and contextualize narratives, and how to transform the input data using the add-in's Mapping script feature.

       

    • Using parameter controls

      This tutorial explains how to use the Parameter Controls feature, which allows dashboard viewers to dynamically change the narrative according to which value they select from a dropdown field. They can be used in various ways, such as to report on only drivers and offsets above a certain threshold.

       

Note

To learn about creating Studio projects from scratch and writing your own scripts, see the Arria NLG Studio documentation and tutorials.