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Version: 2.11.X

Viewing Your Data

Cogynt Workstation offers both data visualization and tools for detailed data analysis. This work occurs within a view. A variety of widgets usually compose a view.

Analysts use widgets like building blocks to develop meaningful views where they do their work. Widgets are placed within and dragged between these views to aid analysis related to specific types of data or existing events. Some common examples of Cogynt at work include:

  • Viewing the details of events, including attributes such as risk_score, and charting those changes over the event's history.
  • Building link analysis nodes to visualize networks of connections.
  • Plotting individual or groups of contacts on an interactive map.
  • Exploring or adding to existing collections.
  • Exporting developed collections into detailed reports on demand.

Next, you'll set up a view to see some of these features for yourself.

Set up a View

A view is an analyst's customizable workspace. Multiple views are recommended for complex analysis. Here, you'll set up a view to see all your data in one place.

From the left side drawer of the Workstation homepage, either:

  • Click + to create a view.
  • Click an existing view to open it.


Create and name view templates to quickly duplicate specific views containing useful widgets like Object Details Viewer, Events Stream, or Notifications. Analysts can duplicate these view templates and continue work on multiple topics at think speed.

Views need widgets to analyze specific events or data from a stream, such as a map or a link analysis widget. Widgets not only help to visualize data, adding Custom Field Templates provides a space for analysts to provide feedback via reports or itemized lists and selectable menus within events.

To add widgets to open views:

  1. In the left side drawer of any open view, click the grid icon to Add Widgets to the View. The left side panel changes to a list of widgets.
  2. Locate the widget to add to the view from the list, and then click +.
  3. Repeat Step 2 as needed for each desired widget.
  4. Click the close icon (X) beside Add Widgets to the View to close the drawer.

A view is updated and saved automatically as you add and manage the widgets housed within it. You can resize and adjust widgets to suit the needs of any given view.

Finding Cogynt Widgets

Here is a brief rundown of the available widgets broken down by popularity of use.

Basic Analysis Widgets

Data Study Widgets

Post Analysis

Analysis is an ongoing task, but your team can also use data to build collections or reports.

Build Collections

A collection consists of multiple events, and its primary use is to collect feedback related to a specific subject of interest.

It may be helpful conceptually to consider a collection like a file folder that contains all underlying related events. For example, a collection of a person of interest may include events that contain that person's address, criminal records, travel records as geo data, and links to associated persons of interest.

Collections can be tagged for ease of search, assigned to other investigators or analyzers, and used in report building and assessment. Consider the following example:


Susan is a bank's Lead Data Analyst, and part of her job involves tracking potentially fraudulent action in real-time. Her directives include reducing the number of false positives her team encounters, and improving the efficiency of data collection for the review team.

Susan uses Cogynt Workstation to filter for events that fit the desired risk level, as computed in Authoring. Susan creates a stream of event notifications representing these transactions. She can sort this stream by the account owners to locate any transactions carried out by the same accounts over time.

She applies tags to a number of accounts she suspects could be fraudulent.

She creates a collection for each account owner, which includes all data related to transactions from each account. Susan can also assign these collections to other analysts on her team best equipped to review them.

Other analysts on Susan's team can collaborate extensively via comments, attach reports from external sources, add details to Custom Field Templates, and tag one another to callout issues for review.

Build Reports

In the previous example, Susan can also create detailed reports using data from a specific collection. Cogynt's Report Builder uses a drag and drop What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor to quickly create a templated report that can be re-used on demand as needed. With CSS styling available, reports can be as detailed and interactive as needed.

Analysts export collections created in Workstation to a shareable PDF using Report Builder. The customizable PDF is ideal for distribution outside the Cogynt platform, or for keeping physical records.

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