Path Analysis

Overview

Path Analysis helps you track the user journey throughout your application. Starting from any funnel step, you can click the Analyze this step link to discover where within your application users may be going, particularly if they drop out of the desired funnel.

Using the funnel step as a starting point, LogRocket shows you any navigation, click, and custom events that your users took within the application. This is a great way to understand the user journey and whether your users may be getting distracted by certain pages or links while within a critical funnel.

You can create a Path Analysis chart from two starting points - either from an existing funnel, or as a standalone chart type.

Metric Creation

From the 'Add Chart' pane within the Metrics tab, select 'Path Analysis' as the Metric type.

Define the step that you want the Path Analysis to start on. This can be a custom event, a specific URL, a Redux action, or a click event. Then, click 'Save Chart'.

Funnel Example

From either the full funnel detail view or the dashboard view, click Analyze this step.

Path Analysis view

This will take you to the Path Analysis view of the step. The step you just selected is the starting point of this chart. From here, you can see all the subsequent steps users took within your application after completing the selected step in the funnel.

The step names and percentages show you the most common paths that users took. You can click on any path within the chart and view sample sessions from users who have taken this particular journey. These are listed below the chart.

Issues in Path Analysis

Below the chart you will also see a table of issues that are affecting sessions within the entire chart. If you select a specific path, you'll see issues specific to that path.