||The data type of the expected response the list of
types available depends on for the selected method. If
the method is Assessment, the data type
determines how users answer the corresponding question
on questionnaires. If the method is
Script, the data type determines
how the system calculates assessment results.
cannot change the data type if another metric
depends on this metric.
||Check box that determines whether to present the
answer options for this metric question in a random
order each time a user opens an assessment questionnaire
that contains the question. Answer preference is
sometimes influenced by the order in which answer
options appear, which can result in biased results.
Randomizing answer options can help prevent this
This field is visible only if you select
Likert scale or
Choice in the
||[Required if the Method is
Plugin that contains the
tables queried in the script. The system executes
the metric script only if the plugin is active. The
default available values are Asset
and Software Asset Management.
This field is visible only if the
Note: If the Core
default value is used, the script is always
Note: If you are an administrator, you
can add more choices of plugins to the
||Setting that determines whether lesser or greater
numerical values equate to a good score in assessment
result calculations. Select Low if
lesser numerical values are better, such as for a metric
that measures the number of defects for a vendor. Select
High if greater numerical values
are better, such as for a metric that measures user
satisfaction on a scale of one to five. The default
value is High.
This field is visible
and required unless the Data
type is Date,
String. The results for these
data types are not included in results
||Lowest numerical value to be used as an answer option
on assessments or as a scaled value in a scripted
This field is visible and required only if
certain data types are selected. If the data type is
Choice or Likert
Scale, this field is read-only and is set
automatically based on the smallest metric
||Highest numerical value to be used as an answer
option or scaled value.
This field is visible and
required only if certain data types are selected. If
the data type is Choice or
Likert Scale, this field is
read-only and is set automatically based on the
largest metric definition
||Script that obtains the desired system information.
The script has one input variable, set with the ID of
the security incident (primary) and three possible
output variables to be set by the script, string_result,
scaled_result, and actual_result. When the data type is
String, only the string_result is required.
field is visible and required when the
Script, or the default value
comes from a script.
||A predefined set of common answers to use for the
question. For example, a frequency template would likely
start with a value of "Never," and go up to the top
value of "Always."
This field is visible and required
only if the Data type
Note: You cannot change
the template if another metric depends on this