Understanding Dimensions

A registered application contains one or more dimensions. A registered dimension represents a dimension, segment values, or other data domain in an external application.

You add dimensions when you register the application. After an application has been registered, you can add a dimension or update a dimension's setting by modifying the registered application.

A dimension is bound to a viewpoint. When you import data, the data is contained by the bound viewpoint. When you export, the bound viewpoint's data is exported, see Understanding Bindings and Bound Data Objects.


  • Some settings in dimensions apply only to their application types. For example, the Planning application type requires you to specify at least one cube for a dimension.
  • You can create a dimension in a registered application that does not yet exist in its external application. This enables you to model a new dimension.

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