Analytics Expression Sources

Expression sources are the source of the data being aggregated in analytics expressions.

These sources can be either Solr fields indexed with docValues, or constants.

Supported Field Types

The following Solr field types are supported. Fields of these types can be either multi-valued and single-valued.

All fields used in analytics expressions must have docValues enabled.

String

StrField

Boolean

BoolField

Integer

TrieIntField
IntPointField

Long

TrieLongField
LongPointField

Float

TrieFloatField
FloatPointField

Double

TrieDoubleField
DoublePointField

Date

TrieDateField
DatePointField

Warning
Multi-valued Field De-duplication

All multi-valued field types, except for PointFields, are de-duplicated, meaning duplicate values for the same field are removed during indexing. In order to save duplicates, you must use PointField types.

Constants

Constants can be included in expressions to use along side fields and functions. The available constants are shown below. Constants do not need to be surrounded by any function to define them, they can be used exactly like fields in an expression.

Strings

There are two possible ways of specifying constant strings, as shown below.

  • Surrounded by double quotes, inside the quotes both " and \ must be escaped with a \ character.

    "Inside of 'double' \\ \"quotes\"" => Inside of 'double' \ "quotes"

  • Surrounded by single quotes, inside the quotes both ' and \ must be escaped with a \ character.

    'Inside of "single" \\ \'quotes\'' => Inside of "double" \ 'quotes'

Dates

Dates can be specified in the same way as they are in Solr queries. Just use ISO-8601 format. For more information, refer to the Working with Dates section.

  • 2017-07-17T19:35:08Z

Numeric

Any non-decimal number will be read as an integer, or as a long if it is too large for an integer. All decimal numbers will be read as doubles.

  • -123421: Integer

  • 800000000000: Long

  • 230.34: Double