Sample Selector

Sample Selector is a tool for creating and editing samples, or groups of data you compare across—they're not "samples" in the statistical sense, but more like filters.

By default, a single sample exists: "All Data". With the Sample Selector, you can create new samples to organize your data.

You can use samples to:

A sample is composed of one or more filters, specific conditions that narrow down your sample.

Creating a sample

The general process for creating a sample is to:

The effect of multiple filters

DataShop interprets each filter after the first as an additional restriction on the data that is included in the sample. This is also known as a logical "AND". You can see the results of multiple filters in the sample preview as soon as all filters are "saved".



There are currently three reports available through the advanced section:

  • Metrics: an overview of the quantity of data in DataShop, organized by subject and area.
  • Web Services Credentials: sign up to use DataShop web services, and retrieve or reset your access credentials.
  • Logging Activity: as a logging diagnostic, view counts of all recent log messages received by the logging server, organized by dataset and student session.