Version 2021

Introduction to Metrics

Metrics are MicroStrategy objects that represent business measures and key performance indicators. Metrics are calculations performed on your data. The results of these calculations appear on your dossier. Metrics are similar to formulas in spreadsheet software.

Metric calculations display information at simple as well as complex levels of analysis: displaying sales trends, growth patterns, percent-to-total contributions, profit analysis, etc. Questions such as "What were the sales for the Eastern Region during the fourth quarter?" and "How many employees received a bonus greater than $5000 in the last three years?" can easily be answered by metrics.

MicroStrategy Workstation creates metrics when you import data. Metrics appear in the Datasets panel with a metric icon. You can also create new metrics, known as derived metrics, based on existing metrics.

You can create a Profit derived metric from the values of existing metrics, such as Revenue - Cost.

Related Topics

Introduction to Attributes, Metrics, and Groups

Create a Derived Metric Using the Metric Function Editor

Create a Derived Metric On a Grid Using a Shortcut

Create a Derived Metric by Combining Two Metrics with an Operator

Create a Derived Metric by Combining Multiple Metrics

Create a Derived Metric by Selecting the Aggregation Function

Create a Derived Metric from an Attribute

Create a Derived Metric from Scratch Using the Metric Formula Editor

Add Conditional Calculations to a Derived Metric Using the If and Case Functions

Change the Aggregation and Subtotal Behavior for a Derived Metric

Provide Statistical Analysis from R Analytics

Edit Derived Metrics from the Dossier

Rename Derived Metrics from the Dossier

Delete Derived Metrics from the Dossier