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Editing a system indicator

Although system indicators are predefined indicators, you can open their editors to check or to edit their settings and their definitions in order to adapt them to a specific database version or to a specific need, for example. However, you can not edit the name of the system indicator.

Information noteImportant: When you edit an indicator, you modify the indicator listed in the DQ Repository tree view. Make sure that your modifications are suitable for all analyses that may be using the modified indicator.


  1. In the DQ Repository tree view, expand Libraries > Indicators, and then browse through the indicator lists to reach the indicator you want to modify.
  2. Right-click the indicator name and select Open from the contextual menu.
    Contextual menu of an indicator.

    The indicator editor opens displaying the selected indicator parameters.

    Overview of the Indicator Metadata or Indicator Definition sections.
  3. Modify the indicator metadata.
    You can edit any metadata field of the system indicator except the indicator name which is not editable..
  4. Click Indicator Definition.
    In this view, you can edit the indicator definition, change the selected database and add other indicators specific to available databases using the [+] button at the bottom of the editor.
  5. Click the save icon on top of the editor to save your changes.
    If the indicator is simple enough to be used in all databases, select Default in the database list.

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