What is the difference between Metric and Measures .... Are there best practices around when to use which one ?
Best answer by Pavel
For the sake of clarity, let me add a few points if the original question was mostly about the terminology:
- Technically speaking, on the API level we are distinguishing Facts (numeric columns in raw data) and Metrics (calculated numbers).
- The responsive dashboards and Analytical Designer use Measures for both Facts and Metrics.
- The Analytical Designer also uses the Calculated Measures term which is equivalent to Metrics
See also a brief summary of the key terms in our Knowledge Base article about GoodData Essential Concepts and Terms.
On a loosely related note, if you are looking for best practices for naming your measures then you may find the following article useful too: Best Practices: Naming Conventions for MAQL Measures.