Criteria establishes the condition(s) that records from an external data source must meet in order to be included in the cases that are returned by the query. Therefore, criteria is part of the SQL statement that is used to limit which records are returned to the STATISTICA Spreadsheet.

For example, the criteria Month = 'December' will select records for which the value of the field Month is December. Hence you can easily track orders that were taken in December.

See also, STATISTICA Query, Criteria Overview, Criteria Operators.