Insert Function dialog box
You can add a derived metric
that is based on a function directly to a document using the Insert Function
dialog box. For example, you can create a derived metric on-the-fly to
calculate the absolute value of another metric. When the document is run,
the value of the metric is automatically calculated and displayed. For
descriptions of the functions available, see the Functions Reference.
To add a derived metric directly to a document
||Open the document in Design
||From the Insert
menu, select Text. The
cursor becomes crosshairs. Move the cursor over the area in which
you want to display the derived metric, then click and drag the cursor
to draw a rectangular shape. A text field is displayed. Click an empty
area of the Layout area to finish adding the text field to the document.
||Right-click the text field and
select Insert Function. The
Insert Function dialog box opens, with a list of functions from which
you can choose to create the derived metric.
||You can narrow down the list of
functions displayed as choices in the Insert Function dialog box.
To do so, from the Select a category
dialog box, select the group of functions you want to display, such
as Financial Functions or Math Functions.
||From the Select
a function list, select the function you want to use to create
the derived metric and click OK.
The Function Arguments dialog box is displayed, with a description
of the function, a description of the arguments required for the function,
and a preview of the function's formula. Select the appropriate options
to define each argument required for the function.
to apply your changes. The derived metric is automatically created
and displayed as a text placeholder in the text field you created
in the steps above.