Editing Dimension Attributes

  To edit dimension attributes:

  1. In your application, select Manage, and then Dimensions.

  2. Select a dimension, then click Actions, and then Edit.

  3. On the Attributes tab, select an attribute, and then click Edit.

    Edit the following:

    • Name

    • Description

    • Data Type


      You can't change the data type if a member already exists for the dimension or if the attribute is referenced in a data set.

      Select one:

      • Date

      • DateTime

      • List

        Click Add and enter values for the attribute.

      • Integer

      • Number

        If you select Number, select formatting options (Defaults are set in the Preferences section of the System Settings. See Defining Preferences):

        • In Decimal Places, enter the number of decimal places to be displayed.

        • Select Thousands Separator to display a thousands separator (for example, 1,000.00). The system displays the thousands separator symbol for the user locale.

        • In Negative Number, select how to display negative numbers, for example, (123).

      • Text (255 characters maximum)

      • True or False

      • Yes or No

    • Use Value

      The attribute is populated with this value by default, which you can override.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In Update Dimension, to select the new attribute as a “Key Attribute” for the dimension, select Key Attribute.


    The system allows multiple attributes as key for a dimension.

  6. Click Save, Save and Close, or Close.