Edit the Dimension Type

This section explains how to edit a normal dimension's type.

About this task

When you first create a diimension, you assign it a type. AtScale allows two types of normal dimension:

  • Standard: A standard dimension can have any kind of hierarchy.
  • Time: A time dimension must have a time-based hierarchy. (For more information, see Time Dimensions.)

Because time type dimensions were introduced in AtScale 2019.2.0, any dimension created in AtScale 2019.1.x or earlier was automatically created as a standard dimension, even if it had a time-based hierarchy. Starting from AtScale 2019.2.0, you can edit a dimension's type.

If you are changing a dimension's type from standard to time, then after completing the following procedure, make sure to edit each level in the hierarchy to assign a time unit to each.


To add a normal dimension:

  1. Open the main cube canvas.
  2. Locate the dimension you want to edit on the cube canvas or the dimensions panel, click its menu icon and select Edit.
  3. In the Type field, select Standard or Time.
  4. Click Save.

What to do next

If you have changed a standard dimension to a time dimension, you must next edit each level in the hierarchy to assign a time unit to each.