# Create a Future Projection for a Metric

Projections predict values based on calculation settings that you specify. These Future Projections appear on a special *Projection View* of your *Metric Viewer*.

On the *Metric Editor*, you can create one or both of the projections:

**Future Periods**: For a specified number of future periods**Partial Period**: For the remaining portion of the period, if the Measurement Interval is longer than one day and the Metric supports collecting data for less than a full period; for more information, see Create a Partial Period Projection

## 1. Open the Metric Editor

- Open the
*Charting*tab - Page down to the
**Projections***s*ection

## 2. Define settings for future projection - linear regression

To specify the manner in which a Future projection is calculated using the** '**Linear Regression' formula:

- Set
**Project Future <Measurement Interval> values**field to 'yes' - Enter how many weeks (months, quarters, etc.) of Projections to be calculated in the
**Project Next**field **Project Future Week Using**can be based on either:

- 'Linear Regression' (Default) using the standard statistical calculation
- 'Historical Trends' (see Step 3)

4. Set **Line slope set using last **based on how many of last weeks (months, quarters, etc) should be used for calculating future results

**Save and publish**

### 2.1. Review the Metric Chart

- Open the
*Projection View* - Adjust Time line to display the future
- Review the projected future values

## 3. Define the Historical Trend Projection

Modify the initial settings:

- Select 'historical trend' as an option of projecting future <Measurement Interval>
- Set
**Base Metric for projection**to 'Current Metric' - Select a period on which to
**Replicate trend**from the drop-down list - Enter the number of prior periods to be used to calculate the
**Baseline Trend to Avg**

**Save & publish**

### 3.1. Review the Metric Chart

Notice the projected future values displayed are based on historical values rather than linear formula