Assessment metric categories In the Assessments application, a metric category represents a theme for evaluating assessable records in a given metric type. Each category has a numeric weight value to indicate its importance relative to other categories. Within a category, records called metrics are the traits or values used to evaluate assessable records. For example, there are many categories within the Vendor metric type, including Support Rating, which contains metrics that measure the quality of vendors' customer support services. Assessable records must be associated to categories to be eligible for evaluation. Assessment administrators create categories and manage which assessable records each category is associated to. Weight categories and metricsWhen you create a metric category or metric, you must specify a weight, a numeric value that indicates the importance of the category or metric relative to other categories and metrics.Assessable record associationsOnly the assessable records associated to a category can be evaluated using metrics in that category. Manage which assessable records you evaluate for each category by creating and removing the associations.Delete a categoryWhen you delete a category, the system also deletes the associated category users and stakeholders.