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Trend Arrows in PMF
I really like the Trend arrows that appear on the Current vs Previous - Measures view. Any chance we can display them on the Rolling 5 Periods view? Thanks for your help.
Posts: 15 | Registered: March 11, 2008Report This Post
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We deliberately don't include them there. Why you might ask? Well, trends that aren't point-to-point can't be accurately described by a simple up or down arrow. If you have a trend like this:

Q1: 92%
Q2: 93%
Q3: 80%
Q4: 82%

What should the trend be? I betcha no two people woudl agree. Do you compare Q1 to Q4, in which case it's a downtrend? Do you compare Q3 to Q4? In which case it's an up trend?

Something like this would be more accurately described with a sparkline or line graph.

That said, if you want to decide to add them, you can customize the report and use your own rules for deciding when a complicated trend is up or down.

Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management

I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!

Posts: 919 | Registered: March 26, 2003Report This Post
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