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Dimensions (Introduction)

A dimension is a category of data, such as Region, Date, Project, or Gender.

Note: Dimensions are sometimes referred to as "Categories," "Variables," or "Fields."

Reports have three dimension positions:

Column dimensions

Row dimensions

Other dimensions


Dimensions are made up of items. For example, a Gender dimension would normally include the items Male and Female, and it might also include a group item called All, whose value would be calculated by totaling the values of the other two items. Similarly, a Europe dimension might include the items France, Spain, and Germany, among others.

Note: Dimension items are sometimes referred to as "Dimension members."