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The use of variables allows you to inject values during runtime directly into calculations, queries and equations. For example, you can make on-the-fly changes to cell overlays, custom KPIs, custom members/sets and filters to achieve highly sophisticated analytic outcomes.
There are three types of variables, as described in Creating Variables.
Slider Variables (Continuous or Discrete)
Radio Button Variables
Text Box Variables
You can reference variables through multiple wizards and dialogs, as listed below.
From Analytics Ribbon
The following Data Discovery/Analytics commands make use of variables:
- Custom Items (Custom Members and Custom Sets)
- Variable Sets
- Advanced Set Designer (ASD)
- Advanced Calculation Designer (ACD)
From Query Ribbon
The following Data Discovery/Query commands make use of variables: