Metric Editor

The Metric Editor is a graphical user interface tool for creating your own Metrics to use in the Analytical Designer or through the API. The editor uses facts and attribute labels from your logical data model (LDM) and other metrics in your workspace to help you build MAQL expressions with valid syntax.

Create a Metric

To create a metric in the Metric Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Metrics tab.

    Metrics tab

  2. Select Create metric.
    The Metric Editor window opens. The following image shows the editor with the corresponding step in the metric creation process highlighted.

    Metric editor

  3. Name your metric.
  4. (Optional) Add a description of your metric.
  5. Populate the body of the Metric Editor with your MAQL expression.
  6. (Optional) Select the format that numbers should use in the insight results. For more information, see Format Numbers .
  7. Select Save.
    Your metric saves and appears in the list of available Metrics.

Edit a Metric

After you create a metric, you can edit the following information about the metric:

  • The metric name
  • The metric ID
  • The description
  • The MAQL expression
  • The number format

To edit a metric in the Metric Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Metrics tab.

    Metrics tab

  2. Select the metric that you want to edit.

    Edit metric

    The Metric Editor window opens.

    Edit order metric

  3. Edit the metric.
  4. Select Save or Save as new.

Copy a Metric

To copy a metric in the Metric Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Metrics tab.

    Metrics tab

  2. Open the options(…) menu next to the metric that you want to copy and select Make a copy.

    Metrics options copy

    The Metric Editor opens with a copy of the selected metric.
  3. (Optional) Edit the metric.
  4. Select Save.

Delete a Metric

To delete a metric in the Metric Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Metrics tab.

    Metrics tab

  2. Open the options(…) menu next to the metric that you want to delete and select Delete.

    Metrics options delete

  3. Confirm that you want to Delete the metric.

    Metrics delete

    The metric is deleted and removed from the list of metrics.