Creating 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. This article describes how to add a Future Projection to a Metric.
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
2. Define Settings
To specify the manner in which a Future projection is calculated using the "Linear Regression" formula:
 Project future <Measurement Interval> values: Select "yes" option
 Project next: Enter how many weeks (months, quarters, etc.) of Projections to be calculated

Project future week using: It can be based on either:
 "Linear Regression" (Default) using the standard statistical calculation
 "Historical Trends" (see Step 3)
4. Line slope set using last: Select how many of last weeks (months, quarters, etc) should be used for calculating future results
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3. Define the Historical Trend Projection
Modify the initial settings:
 Project future <Measurement value> using: Select 'historical trend' as an option of projecting future <Measurement Interval>
 The base Metric for projecting is: Select "Current Metric" option
 Replicate trend: Select a period on which to replicate trend from the dropdown list
 Baseline trend to avg. of prior: Enter the number of prior periods to be used to calculate
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