A manual number metric is a metric that you update yourself. The data for the metric may come from outside the project.
Example: Budget. Budget is generally a fixed number. This metric is included in the Project Structured template.
See Supplied Metrics for more metric examples.
Tip! If you make a mistake adding a metric, click Version History and Delete the metric. You can then create a new metric and use the Apply Metric Value To option to put the fixed metric back in position.
To create a manual number metric:
The system will automatically generate a Metric ID for the metric using the title, but you may update to one that makes more sense to you.
If the Metric ID already exists in the list, you will see a message saying that 'the Metric ID is not available' when you attempt to save it or click the Check button. This means you will have to edit so that it is unique.
Making the Metric inactive does the following:
The available options include:
Note: The following characters are supported for number columns - "."; ","; "#","%","0".
The "#" character is used to describe integers. The "." and "," characters are used to describe the location and type of punctuation. The "0" character is used enforce digits before and after the "." character.
An example of their use:
The number 5351 would be displayed in reporter using the following display format - "#,###"- as "5,351".
See Custom Number String Examples for more examples.
Note: When Lower values are better is selected, a value above the specified thresholds will trigger an indicator.
When Higher values are better is selected, a value below the specified thresholds will trigger an indicator.
Note: When Lower values are better is selected, the Warning Level must be less than the Danger Level.
When Higher values are better is selected, the Warning Level must be greater than the Danger Level.