Now that you have a relevant dataset, you must choose the target feature that you want to predict.

Select the target feature to predict

To choose the target feature that you want to predict:
  1. Review the list of available features in the Select Target view.
  2. Use the Search field to filter on event.
    Search available features for event
  3. On the Event_Type feature summary, click Select Target.

    Set event type feature as target

    Distil automatically sends you to the next step, adding the feature to the model definition and listing a sample of actual event type values.

    Sample of values for selected target (event type)

The target you select determines the type of results the model will generate.

Feature type Model type Prediction Results
Continuous Regression Numerical value Correct and incorrect predictions based on a configurable distance from the actual target feature values
Categorical Classification Category Correct and incorrect predictions based the actual target feature category
Timeseries Forecasting Numerical values over time Forecasted values for the last 10% of timeseries data

Event_Type is a categorical feature that will produce classification results.

Next steps

Select the features that the model should use to predict the target feature and begin the model generation.