Adding a VDT Definition allows you to specify the properties of your VDT and then apply these properties to more than one VDT where required.

To add a new Definition, click the Add VDT button and select Add Definition.

Fill in the definition Name and Fields (properties). Reference property is a unique identifier used in the expression for calculated properties.

When you select to edit a field, a drop window will appear, select the desired field from the drop-down.

  • Actual - Indicates that the values for this field are derived from input KPIs/calculations based on actual input values.
  • Baseline - Indicates that the field represents the current/baseline value for all nodes.
  • Calculated - Indicates that this field’s value is derived from some combination of other field values. Allows for capturing an expression to specify how this field is calculated. This expression is global across all nodes in the VDT. An example of a field would be variance = actual - target.
  • Target - Indicates that the field represents a future/target value for all nodes.

Certain field types require a time period to be selected. This will be the sum of the values within the selected period. 

Complete the setup, then click Save to have the new VDT definition available for use.