# The Summary graph element

Summaries are great for giving snapshot metric reports, and also for complimenting other graph elements such as Line/Time Series graphs.
They can also have their text edited, which is great for customizations or language change.

How to add?

Create a New report or Choose from a template.
Click "Add new Element"
Click "Create a Query"
Click "Summary"

Choose your data-source (and log in if necessary)
Choose your metrics

(Optional) Choose to show the "Best" dimension for that metric

Choose your Date Settings

Go further
Use a combination of "Best" dimension selections and filters to narrow into specific areas when reporting.

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