The Ed-Fi Dashboard Metrics are organized in a hierarchical structure based on Education Organization types, which are challenging to manage via the Ed-Fi Core Dashboard Data Types Metric Metadata csv files.

The Metric Metadata Utility is a lightweight tool to help manage the logical hierarchy used by the Ed-Fi Dashboards metrics. In this session we will use this tool to review the core metric hierarchy and use it to extend the core metrics by adding new metrics following the core extension principles.

You can download the beta version of this tool from the download panel and follow the installation Step-by-step guide below.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Download the Metrics Metadata Management Utility Installation and extract the files.

    Note: Some downloads are marked as blocked, before you Unzip the file check the properties. If it has been marked as blocked, click Unblock and Apply.

  2. Open SQL Server Management Studio and connect to your local database as a system admin.
  3. From the Sql Server Management Studio open and execute the 001-CreateDatabase.sql file script.
  4. Refresh the database view and ensure that the MetricsMetadata database was created.
  5. In IIS Set the Enable 32 bit application value to true for the Default Application pool.
  6. Run the included setup.exe.
  7. Open a browser and type in localhost/mmu into the address bar and click enter.
  8. If your SQL Server installation is not at (local) or localhost, you will need to manually have to edit the web.config in the c:\inetpub\wwwroot\MMU and update your data source to the name of your SQL Server Installation.

Related sessions

Ed-Fi Dashboard - Managing Metrics

Ed-Fi Dashboards Tech Boot camp Track


The following link is a zip that contains the artifacts needed to locally install the Metrics Metadata Utility

Metric Metadata Utility