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How do I add units to my custom measurements so that they display in Web Applications Reports?

An existing custom measurement does not have an associated unit.

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Custom measurements do not have a default unit.


*Warning: Irreparable database damage can occur. This procedure should only be performed by users familiar with SQL Server Management Studio. Databases should be backed up prior to performing this procedure.*

In this example, the custom measurement we will add a unit to is called Cstm Meas, and the unit will be testunit.
Note: The custom unit name will only be available in one language (e.g. English).

For ION Enterprise 6.0 SP1

1. Run this query to update the triple store:

USE ION_Network
DECLARE @measurement NVARCHAR(1000)
SET @measurement = N'Cstm%20Meas'
EXEC spTS_StandardRelationship_Add @measurement, N'unit', N'testunit', 'Q'

2. Check that your unit is written to the triple store correctly using this query:

USE ION_Network
, mm.[StandardName]
, [LegacyID]
, [prefix]
, [unit]
, [phase]
, [quantity]
, [type]
, [format]
, [direction]
, [cumulative]
(SELECT [Subject], [SubjectNamespace], [Predicate], [Object] FROM dbo.vTS_Triples) AS [TS]
FOR [Predicate] IN
, [unit]
, [phase]
, [quantity]
, [type]
, [format]
, [prefix]
, [direction]
, [cumulative]
) AS [pvt]
dbo.MM_MeasurementMap mm ON (mm.FullName = [SubjectNamespace]+[Subject])
mm.ID IN (10009) --> INSERT CUSTOM Measurement ID FROM MM_MeasurementMap table (not QuantityID)

3. Run the following query to update the CUL_DisplayText table:

USE ION_Network
INSERT INTO CUL_DisplayText (ResourceTypeID, ResourceID, Display) values (2, 'Unit=testunit', 'testunit')

Here is a before and after of how the units appear in an example Period over Period report:

For PME7.0.1 / PME7.2.2 / PME8.x

EXECUTE [ION_Network].[dbo].[spTS_StandardRelationship_Add] N'Cstm Meas', N'unit', N'testunit', 'Q'

If Cstm Meas is already associated with a unit, refer to FA279856 as how to assign a new unit to Cstm Meas.

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