# How to Create a Metric
# Getting Started
Go to Metrics and select Metrics (opens new window). Follow the directions below to create a metric.
Select a time period for which you want to calculate the metric.
Choose how the data should be displayed: daily, weekly or monthly. The metric graph will display all the measured values by selected frequency.
Select by which type of format the metric should be created. The percentage will create a metric with %, the number will allow you to select decimal places (0.xxx), the time will format the metric to seconds(s).
Click on "Type" and select what type of metric you want to create. You can find the metric type overview
Click "Add" to add a new row in the metric definition. Every new row will have a letter attached that can be used in the formula builder.
Enter the metric letters and operators to calculate the metric. Allowed operators: + - / * () Example: (A+B)/(A-B) Click "Apply" to set the formula to the metric. Finally, click "Save" to create a metric.
# Metric Graph
Once the metric is saved, the graph is displayed to show the metric results.
The graph shows the metric change across a defined period (monthly, weekly, or daily). The line in the graph displays the numeric metric change during the selected timeframe.
The metric graph provides a quick read on any possible errors and helps determine if you have selected your metric’s right components. An unexpected result would mean you need to take a second look at the metric formula.