Characteristics and Key Figures


  • Characteristics are varying elements that describe an object.
  • Examples of characteristics are, age, gender, date, and airplane type.

Key figures

  • Key figures are quantitative data or data combinations that are described in more detail by characteristics.
  • Key figures are basic numbers (for example, absolute numbers such as individual values, totals, differences, or averages) or relationship numbers (for example, relative numbers such as structural numbers, relation numbers, or index numbers).