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Counters User Interface

To see the Counters menu entry on P6 Portal, the counters=view permission is required.

For a summary of permission names and uses related to this service, please refer to this section.


If you have the counters=* permission, you can have access to all the functions mentioned below.

View the counters

To list and display the counters, the counters=read permission is required.

If your permission has values like this: counters=read('Counter 1', 'Counter 2'), you will only see the listed counters, i.e. Counter 1 and Counter 2.

List of counters

You can view a counter by clicking on the magnifier icon.

Edit a counter

To create, update, rename, duplicate, delete, export or import a counter, the counters=edit permission is required.

Double-click on the counter associated line to access the edit form. You can update the counter’s name, description, target, type and query.


The counter’s name and the English description are mandatory and cannot be empty.

Edit a counter

The query is the XPath (XML Path Language) expression which will be run when the counter is synchronized. This field is mandatory and cannot be empty.

Synchronize a counter

With the counters=edit permission, you can also synchronize (re-calculate or refresh) counters.

There are various ways to synchronize counters from the UI: either clicking the icon displayed in the ‘Synchronize’ column, or from the ‘View’ tab or from the ‘Edit’ form.