Measures represent quantitative data, which is usually numeric. This is opposed to member elements, which are qualitative. The data that is populated by adding measures is determined by whichever member is added to the query.

The data model's measures are exposed in the Measures Tree, where they are generally grouped into logical folders. For example, in the Sample Demo model the Data folder contains all the measures relating to monetary values, such as sales, profit, and expenses. But the Customer Profile folder contains counts, like age, number of cars, and number of children.

Measure Tree Features

List View

Click the List View icon to view the measures in a scrollable list, rather than in the default Advanced View.

Create Calculation

Click the Create Calculation drop down to open the Custom Member editor or the KPI editor.


Click to deselect all currently selected measures.

Show Formulations

Toggle the Formulations icon to show or hide custom formulations. By default, formulations are displayed in a tree format; click the drop down to switch to a list view.


Click the search icon to open the search bar, where you can search for measures. If Show Formulations is enabled (see above) the search will also return custom measure formulations matching your search string. By default, the search returns measures whose caption starts with the given string:

To search for items containing the given string, insert an asterisk * in front of the string:


Click the refresh icon to refresh metadata for custom measures built in Pyramid. This action does not refresh metadata for the model measures; to refresh model metadata use the Refresh Metadata function.