Managing extended dimensions

The [Tenant]-SX-Consumer space is provisioned with Custom Subject Areas. Delivered Custom Subject Areas (CSAs) are subject to overwrite during a content update. Because of this, we recommend that you create Client Custom Subject Areas. Best practice is to prefix the name of the Custom Subject Area with a company abbreviation or some other string prefix that quickly identifies this CSA as a Client CSA to any user that is granted access.

  1. In Birst, select the [Tenant]-SX-Consumer space.
  2. Select Classic Admin.
  3. On the Manage Access tab, click the Custom Subject Areas sub-tab.
  4. Click New.
  5. Specify the subject area name, description and security group.
  6. Click Save.
  7. In the Work area pane, right-click on the New custom subject area folder and select New subfolder.
  8. Specify Attributes as the subfolder name and click Add.
  9. From the Subject areas(s) pane, drag and drop the desired attribute to the Attributes subfolder in the Work area.
  10. Select the attribute, right-click and select Edit Properties.
  11. Specify the Tree Label. This label is used in the Tree only.
  12. Specify the Column Label. This label is displayed in reports.
  13. Specify the Description. This is available when you edit the properties of the field.
  14. Click Save.
  15. Repeat steps 7-14 to create a Measures subfolder and custom measure in the Work area.
  16. Click Save.