# Create a unit

You can define units in which Performance Analytics indicator scores are shown. Units can be numbers, percentages, currencies, quantities of time, or any other entity you define. The most commonly-used units are provided by default.

Before you begin

Roles required: pa_admin or pa_data_collector

Procedure

1. Navigate to Performance Analytics > System > Units.
2. Click New.
3. Enter the Name of the unit.
For example, Gallon.
4. Specify the way the unit must be formatted.
For example, {0}Gal gives you the number of gallons with the abbreviation Gal. For currencies, you can place the symbol for the unit in front of the number, such as \${0}.
5. Click Submit.
Units can be used for automated, manual, and formula indicators.