Periscope Data Documentation

Connecting to Periscope

First Time Connecting

Connection Definitions

Common Connection Errors

Private Network SSH Tunnels



Getting Started

Keyboard Shortcuts

Charts & Dashboards

Chart Overview

Chart Options

Dashboard Overview

Refresh Mechanics

Organizing Charts

Organizing Dashboards

Table-like Charts

Table Overview

Cohort Grids

Pivot Tables

Graph-like Charts

Overview & General Settings

Chart Types and Settings

Mixing Chart Types

Map Charts

Map Chart Overview


Clusters and Bubbles

Satellite Maps


Other Charts & Customizations

Pie Charts

Image Charts

Chart Annotations

Site Administration

Adding Users

Removing Users

User Types

User Groups

Two-Factor Authentication

Managing User Permissions

Dashboard Permissions

Site Preferences

Query Management

Color Themes

Dashboard Refresh Management

Usage Data

Periscope Cache

Caching Strategies

Querying the Periscope Cache

Cross-Database Joins

CSV Upload

Materializing Views

SQL Formatters

Using SQL Formatters

Composing SQL Formatters

Dollars and Percentages

Time Zone Formatters

Date Aggregation

Date Parts

Basic Filters

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Date Range Filters

Aggregation Filter

Adding, Moving, and Hiding Filters

Advanced Filters

Default Filters


Parent-Child Filters

Matching Filter Values

Time Zone Conversions

Direct Replacement

User Friendly Names


SQL Views

Joining to Views

More SQL Tools

SQL Snippets

Parameterized SQL Snippets

SQL Alerts

Automatic Joins

Version History

Sharing and Embedding

Sharing Dashboards Externally

Email Reports

Easy Embedding

Embed API

Embed API Options

CSV Download

Public CSV URL

Slack API

Slack Linking Reports

Data Management

Adding and Deleting Datasource

Spaces: Data-Level Permissions

Improving Query Throughput

Revoking Table Permissions

Salesforce Datasource

Schema Browser

SSO Integrations




Google Apps

Chart Annotations

Chart annotations allow users to add notes to charts as well as add them to global groups to share across multiple charts.

Creating Annotations

Select a Chart to Annotate

First, annotate the Revenue Per Day chart to show when the android and iOS releases were.

Add a Note

Click a data point to add a note at that point:

Add Note to a Group

Click Add to Group to open up the group options menu. Select New Group to create a new group for Launch Dates:

After adding the android launch date, the chart looks like this:

Adding Existing Annotations to a Chart

Next, add the Launch Dates group to the Daily Returning Users chart. Head over to the Chart Format Tab within the Chart Editor:

On the lefthand side under Annotation Groups, select Launch Dates:

Now the annotations are shared across the Revenue Per Day and Daily Returning Users charts.

Deleting Annotation

Finally, delete a misplaced annotation. Start by hovering anywhere over the annotation line.

Hover over the annotation text until the 'x' appears. Click the 'x' and the annotation is crossed out.

Click the 'x' again to undo the deletion or click anywhere off the chart and the annotation will be deleted.