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Measure - definitions

Measure - A numeric value stored in a fact table and in an OLAP cube. Sales Count, Sales Price, Cost, Discount, and Profit could all be measures in an OLAP cube.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: SDG Computing Inc., 09 May 2010 10:14:15, SDG Computing, now offline

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Measure - The criteria, metric or means to which a comparison is made with output.

[Category=Quality ]

Source: American Society for Quality, 04 October 2010 07:43:58, External

Measures - A measure is a quantifiable, specific piece of information. Without a trend to follow or an expected value to compare against, not much information can be derived from a measure. It especially does not provide enough information to make meaningful decisions. To be useful, measures must be used as part of a metric.

[Category=Business Intelligence ]

Source: ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence, 01 November 2012 09:03:33, External

Measure - Numerical data stored on a fact table is a measure. For instance, regarding sales fact, we might have a measure for cost, gross profit, maybe even order fulfillment time. These measures can then be summarized for each level of analysis.

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Source: Deanna Dicken, 08 November 2012 11:17:55, External

Measure - The act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; a standard: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 25 November 2012 09:44:38, External  

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