Each report in MicroStrategy is built using some underlying objects which represent the business scenario. These objects together represent the set of data requested by the report user and also the relationship between the various data elements.
To get the report objects of a report, open the report and click the report object icon as shown in the following screenshot.
The above screenshot shows the report objects used in the report.
In the current example, we have three report objects −
Category − It is a report attribute showing the category of the products sold.
Region − It is a report attribute showing the region of the products sold.
Year − It is an attribute which contains two metric objects (profit and revenue).
Report Objects are very important from report design perspective as they decide which fields from the data source goes into the report and also the calculations applied on those fields.