Open Performance Cloud: Introduction and Administration

Terminology

Below are a few often-used terms to add to your lexicon:

  • Measure: A measure is an asset that discoverable and searchable throughout the Socrata platform. Measures track performance data over time and can be aggregated by time increment (year, quarter, etc.) and a variety of math types (rate, average, etc.). A Measure has two components, a metric card and a metric visualization. Both components can be embedded independently in a Perspectives page.
  • Metric Card: A condensed representation of a Measure on a card.
  • Metric Visualization: A timeline chart representation of a Measure.
  • Reporting Period: The time increment, or interval, for when the data underlying a Measure is reported (e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually).
  • Asset Selector: A modal containing a searchable list of eligible assets on your domain (e.g. datasets, derived views, visualizations). The Asset Selector is used when selecting the data source for a Measure during configuration, and when choosing asset embeds to include in a Story. Note: When configuring a Measure, the Asset Selector shows only datasets or derived views.
  • Asset Action Bar: A dark gray header bar that includes options for users to publish a Measure, change its visibility (public/private), and add or manage collaborators.

Permissions and Roles

At the domain level, Administrators and Publishers have the ability to create, edit, save, delete and share Measures on their domain. 

At the asset level, collaborators can be managed the same way that they are on datasets.

 

Owner

Contributor

Viewer

View a Measure

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edit & save draft Measure

Yes

Yes

No

Publish Measure

Yes

Yes

No

Modify user access

Yes

No

No

Delete Measure

Yes

No

No

Accessing Measures on the Platform

Measures are accessible in the following places: (1) the profile page (/profile), (2) the assets page (/admin/assets), (3) and the catalog (/browse). You will also see Measures surfaced in the Asset Selector.

You can search for and discover public measures in the catalog (/browse). We’ve added Measures as a View Type, enabling quick filtering in catalog search results.

Measures can also be displayed within your catalog’s Featured Content. For instructions on setting up your Featured Content, please follow this link.

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