Analyze an Optimization Scenario Result

After an optimization finishes a successful execution you will want to review the results.  One method for doing that is simply called a Scenario Analysis Summary.  It provides an exploratory method for drilling down in the the optimal results at various levels of aggregation (based on the attributes you defined in the scenario settings) and for any metrics (as defined in the scenario settings).

To get started, select the scenario you wish to analyze in the list of scenarios within the correct Scenario Library, click the Selected Scenario drop down list, and choose Scenario Analysis -> Summary from the options.



You will begin with a blank canvas with options at the top:

Version to Analyze - select the version of the scenario you wish to analyze.  Only versions with successful run are shown, and older version may not appear if they were purged.

Chart/Table - choose to view the results as either a chart or table.  A chart is the better choice for analysis by a variable with relatively few values, and for a relatively small number of metrics.  Otherwise, a table is usually preferable.

Analyze By - select the main analysis variable, or the default "Overall Summary".  This list shows all attributes and data elements selected in the scenario settings except those with too many unique values.

and... - if you do not select Overall Summary, you will be given the option to choose a second variable to further break down the analysis.  In this case, you will be shown results for all combinations of both selected variables.

Metrics to Analyze - choose the metric(s) you wish to analyze.  All metrics created in the scenario settings are available.  Note that is you are displaying as a chart, no more than five selected metrics will be shown at once.

Go - click this button to refresh the window with the analysis results.


Results will be similar to the following examples of a chart and tabular output: