Here's the Google Data Studio for this month. I almost published before double-checking for my friend "Brandon 1." Signal has the country code and omits the dash between the phone number. My "contact" SQL table, well BigQuery table, has those dashes. I guess I could update/add the contact, but eh lazy.
I've been able to optimize my workflow with the tools below. Here's the tutorial.
- TimeZone convert
- Better Excel formulas
I'm back at it with texting every single hour of a day during the month! Yay. Eventually, I'll sit down and look at these stats in a larger picture...but not today.
I'm down to about 30-45 minutes or so. The hardest part is parsing the WhatsApp text file. It just does one-by-one line for each message and doesn't split it up at all. So, I do a bunch of left, right, find, and trims to get that. The timezone convert formula in Excel definitely helps with Signal, as well as the xml2json.
I think a few months ago, I converted to a better Google BigQuery formula. I am able to copy the report template each time and just update the record source with the new query. The "new query" is not really new, I simply update the "month = [month here]".
If you're new to the stats, I just like looking at the graphs and numbers. It obviously looks like a ranking system, but I don't mean it to be!