Metrics allow you to quantify data points in Analysis Workspace. They are most commonly used as columns in a visualization and tied to dimensions.
Adobe offers several types of metrics for use in Analysis Workspace:
Standard metrics: Most metrics that you use in projects are standard metrics. Examples include Page views, Revenue, or Custom events. See Metrics overview in the Components user guide for more information.
Calculated metrics: User-defined metrics that are based on standard metrics, static numbers, or algorithmic functions. User-defined calculated metrics show a calculator icon in the list of available components. See Calculated Metrics overview in the Components user guide for more information.
Calculated metric templates: Adobe-defined metrics that behave similarly to calculated metrics. You can use them as-is in Workspace projects, or save a copy to customize its logic. Calculated metric templates show an Adobe icon in the list of available components.
Metrics are flexible in their use within Analysis Workspace. Drag a metric to an empty Freeform table to see that metric trended over the project’s date period. You can also drag a metric when a dimension is present to see that metric compared to each dimension item. Dragging a metric on top of an existing metric header replaces it, and dragging a metric next to a header lets you see both metrics side-by-side.
Calculated metrics allow you to easily see how metrics relate to each other using simple operators or statistical functions. There are several ways to create calculated metrics:
Calculated Metrics: Implementation-less metrics (3:42)
If you’d like to quickly and easily compare one attribution model to another, right click a metric and select Compare Attribution Models:
This shortcut lets you quickly and easily compare one attribution model to another without dragging in a metric and configuring it twice.
Here is a video on the topic: