Field Types: Dimensions, Measures

The basic structure for every report is made of dimension and measure fields. In Holistcs, you will also be interacting with two types of field to explore and create charts:

  • Dimensions are non-aggregated data fields displayed in black. Dimensions can be of any data type.
  • Measures are displayed in blue with a sigma icon, and they are used to aggregate your data (for example, counting, summing, averaging...). Measures always return a numerical result.

When opening a dataset, a list of dimensions and measures from its component data models will be displayed on the left. You use these fields to create report widget to present the data.

On top of that, you can also use Business Calculation to derive new dimensions and measures from the available ones. To learn more about this feature, please refer to the documentation page.