Business overview - add indicator (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 19, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Use this form to add key performance indicators to the business overview web parts on Role Centers.

  1. Click Home on the Navigation Pane to display your Role Center.

  2. In a business overview web part, click Add indicators.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




Select the cube from which the indicator displays information.


Select the indicator to add.


Select the period comparison to display.

Display split up by

Select whether to split out the information by dimension and attribute, and then select the dimension and attribute to use. For example, you can decide to display your sales information by business segment.

Display value as

Select the format for the display values:

  • Select whether this indicator displays currency amounts or numeric information. For example, your monthly sales totals might be currency amounts, whereas item inventory counts might be numeric amounts.

  • Select whether an increase or decrease in values is better. For example, you might typically prefer sales totals to increase and customer returns to decrease.

Report link

To link the indicator to a Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services report, enter the link to the report.

Display name

Enter a name for the indicator as it will be displayed in the web part.

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