Create a metric definition

Metrics with Choice or Likert Scale data types must have metric definitions defined to represent answer options on questionnaires.

Before you begin

Role required: assessment_admin or admin

About this task

Each metric definition appears as one answer option for a question on an assessment questionnaire. For example, a metric for the question "How satisfied are you with the quality of this vendor?" has three metric definitions to create these answer options: Very satisfied, Somewhat satisfied, and Not at all satisfied.


  1. Open the metric record you want to edit.
  2. In the Assessment Metric Definitions related list, click New to create a new metric definition.
  3. Fill in the fields:
    • Display: Enter the text you want to appear as the answer option.
    • Value: Enter the numeric value, greater than or equal to zero, to which the answer option equates. Values are used to calculate metric results. When you view assessment questions, metric definitions appear in order from least to greatest value.
      • The system sets the minimum and maximum values according to the metric definition values.
      • To prevent reporting confusion, no two metric definitions for a given metric should have the same Value.
  4. Click Submit.