“Dimensions” and “Measures”¶
The columns of a data source linked to the dashboard are categorized into dimension and measure columns as explained below. To make full use of Discovery’s data analysis and visualization features, you must understand the concepts of dimensions and measures clearly.
A column containing categorical data with the following characteristics:
The values in this type of column are not for aggregation but to be categorized (e.g.: Category, Region, Organization)
By each of these categories, measure values are aggregated.
A column containing quantitative data with the following characteristics:
The values in this type of column are subject to aggregation or contain quantitative information (e.g.: Sales)
These values are aggregated based on dimensions.