Create a Measure (Versions prior to 5.1 only)

This functionality is obsolete since the Version 5.1.x.

A Measure is used to identify what is being computed in a metric or report (for example, Revenue, Sales, Orders, Customers, etc). The Measure for an element appears in the Measure of field in the element Editor and is used to generate a default name for the element.

Generally, Measures are added when a Metric or Report is created (either via Editor or Wizard).  There is also a link to the page containing all existing Measures on the full Admin menu.  It is recommended that you create a distinct Measure for each KPI that you plan to track in Metric Insights.  The Measurement Interval drop-down list on element Viewers allows accessing elements with the same Measure but different Measurement Intervals.

1. Options for adding a new Measure

New Measures can be added via one of the following options:

Option 1: while creating a new Metric Option 2: via the Admin menu
To create a new Measure while creating a new Metric, select the Add New Measure option from the bottom of the Measure of drop-down list. The Add Measure pop-up opens. A new measure can be also added at Admin > Reference Objects > Measures > Add New Measure

2. Configure the Measure

Configure the Measure
  1. Name: Enter a unique descriptive title for the Measure
  2. For this Measure: If there are any expectations as per this Measure, select one of the corresponding options from the drop-down list
  3. Data Values are: Select whether data values of this measure should be 'integer' or 'decimal'
  4. Show Values as currency?:  Set this field to 'yes' if you want a currency symbol to be displayed on the Chart or Report
  5. Values Additive across time periods? field will be set to 'yes' if, for example, the daily values can be aggregated to create weekly and monthly values
  6. Aggregation Function:  Use the drop-down list to select a method of accumulating element values using this Measure
  7. Parent Measure:  Optionally you can configure this new Measure to have a Parent Measure that is used to group related Measures together; e.g.,  grouping "Retail" and "Wholesale" sales together under "SalesP the Parent Measure selected from the drop-down list of existing Measures

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