Create a Dimensioned Legacy Report

Creating Reports has been enhanced and simplified by the introduction of Datasets. See the following articles:

  1. Understanding Datasets
  2. Dataset Reports - Revised in 5.5

This article provides an overview of the process used to create a Dimensioned Report using a batch-collected Dimension.

This article outlines additional items required to setup a Dimensioned report. For other option, see Create a Simple (Undimensioned) Report.


You must first Create a Dimension with Automatically Collected Values before following the process described in this article.

1. Access New > Report > Legacy report (Versions 6x)

New Report - Google Chrome
  1. Measured: Choose a Report interval
  2. Dimension it by: leave blank
  3. Name: must be unique
  4. Description (optional):
  5. Category: select a Category for your report
  6. Put in Folder (optional): select a Folder to contain your report
  7. Tags (optional): Tags (are referred to as Topics in Versions prior to 5.1): Tags / Topics are used to relate elements to each other for purposes of identifying similar Charts when the See Related drop-down list in the Metric Viewer is populated allowing a more in-depth analysis of trends. For details refer to: Create a Topic / Tag

Next: define details

1.1. (Optional) Info field updates - select the Info tab

  1. [6.1.0] As of Release 6.1.0, it is possible to flag elements and then Migrate Content using our Export/Import Migration Scripts. Click for details:  Scripted Migration via Category and Element Editors
  2. Certified: Certification is a means for Admin and Power Users to identify elements that have been approved as being valid and accurate. For details refer to: Certifying an Element

Move to Data tab

2. Access New > Report: Pre version 6
Access New > Report

Define Basics:

  1. Provide a unique descriptive Name for your Report
  2. As for the Report Type, select 'Standard Report'. For more information on Change Report option, see Create a Change Report
  3. Select a Reported Interval from the drop-down list
  4. Optionally select a Category
  5. Select 'yes' as you are to create a dimensioned Report and assign a dimension to a report (select an existing one or create a new one the go)

Next: Define Report

3. Data tab - Return Dimension Value as first Column

NOTE: The first column returned by the data fetch command should be the Dimension value.

4. Dimension Drop-Down Appear after Report Is Enabled


There is NO Dimension Total in the Dimension Value pick list on a Report