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Yellowfin's Assisted Insights combines machine learning with human context to generate automated data discoveries, such as smart data visualizations with natural language explanations.

Before you can perform Instant Insights, the system administrator will need to configure the Assisted Insights settings through the view builder. Once completed, users with the correct security access will be able to use these features.

Assisted Insights functions

Yellowfin offers two means of generating Assisted Insights:

FunctionalityRelated componentDescription
Assisted DiscoveryYellowfin Data DiscoveryAssisted Discovery is used to let Yellowfin auto-generate charts and insights through the report builder. This function is performed through the Smart Analysis button once the required data is added to the report builder. An Insight Wizard then enables the user to provide context for the analysis, and uses that information to generate charts and their explanations, as opposed to a manual data discovery process.
Instant InsightsYellowfin Dashboards

Instant Insights allows users to rapidly uncover insights in their data with minimal effort. Users can gain a deeper explanation of the data they are seeing, or compare two data points on a chart to understand differences. Yellowfin will automatically perform data analysis, run a series of algorithms and rank the insights that it presents. Yellowfin’s narrative engine automatically interprets your findings and provides natural language summaries or a detailed explanation. Once generated, the analysis can be edited, saved and shared with others, or placed on dashboards.


Assisted Insights are only available for simple drag-and-drop views. They are not supported for freehand SQL views, reports with advanced sub queries, or views with OLAP data sources. 

Refer to the links below to learn more about this module and how to use it.