Adding Dimension Attributes

To add dimension attributes:

  1. On the Home page, click Application, and then click Supplemental Data.
  2. Click the Dimensions tab on the left.
  3. Select a dimension, then click Actions, and then Edit.
  4. On the Attributes tab, click Actions, then New, and then Add Attribute.

    Enter the following values:

    • Name

    • Description

    • Key Attribute

      Select the Key Attribute check box if this attribute is the key attribute.


      If you want to use the dimension for collection intervals, the attribute should be a key attribute and the dimension should have only one key attribute.
    • Data Type

      Select one:

      • Date

      • Date and Time

      • Integer

      • List

        Select a method:

        • Click Add, and then enter values for the attribute.

        • To import list items from a CSV file, click Import , then browse to the CSV file.

        • To export list items from a CSV file, click Export, then follow the prompts.

      • Number

        If you select Number, select formatting options (The defaults are set in the Preferences section of the System Settings).

        • For Decimal Places, enter a value for the number of decimal places to be displayed.

        • Select Display as Percentage to display a percent sign.

        • 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

    • Default Value

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

  5. Click OK.
  6. 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.