## Create a formula indicator

# Create a formula indicator

Create a formula indicator to use the scores and analytics of other indicators to produce a new computed score.

Before you begin

Role required: pa_power_user or admin

About this task

- Calculate ratios and percentages.
- Combine data from different applications.
- Build predictive indicators based on historic performance.

The fields of a formula indicator are similar to an automated indicator except for the condition. Formulas can consist of other indicators, constants, variables, and time series, or any combination of these elements.

Procedure

- Prevent a formula component from following breakdowns
You can prevent certain formula components from being broken down when a user applies a breakdown to the formula indicator.

- Breakdown matrices in formula indicators
Formula indicators inherit breakdown matrices from indicators in the formula.

- Detect indicators with no scores in a formula
As the formula creator, you can handle component indicators that have null scores. First set the formula indicator to calculate the formula even when it contains a null score.

- Indexing multiple indicators in a formula
You can write a formula to measure what the gap is to the overall target of multiple, combined indicators. Such a formula indicator is called an 'index indicator'.

- Get indicator analytics in formulas
To insert a calculated value from the Analytics Hub into a formula, use a method in the formula.