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Contributor II
Contributor II

What is a Dimension?

People, I see the term Field and I see the term Dimension.  It gets rather confusing.  What, in a layman's language, is a Dimension?

Does a Field become a Dimension? If yes, at what point?

Thanks.

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Creator III
Creator III

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Partner
Partner

Dimension is a field that you would group your value in your preferred chart or table.

For example, you would have a sum of sales by each month in a table.

In this table, the month act as your dimension whereas Sum of Sales is your measurement

A measurement is a field where you may perform aggregation function, such as sum,count,min,max and so on.

Thanks and regards,

Arthur Fong

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Creator III
Creator III

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Hi

It is a descriptive field in the data set which represents few distinct values.

Examples − Month, Year, Product ID etc.

A field rather is used as a dimension.

Thanks

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Contributor II
Contributor II

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Creator III
Creator III

Dimensions are your categories or groups.

Fields can be either Dimensions or Measures. Dimensions are qualitative.

In the Question...."What are our Sales by Country?"


Country is a dimension, sales is a measure.