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Hi Team,

I wonder if there is a way to display all measures by all dimensions? Picture Analysis Designer with six or seven Sort By fields instead of two.

This is a request related to some data validation activities that my client is on the cusp of undertaking.

Perhaps I could do something like when I turn an Analysis Designer into a gadget, except instead of this:

-SET &SORTBY1='DIMNAME';
-SET &SORTBY1='DIMNAME2';

It might be this:

-SET &SORTBY1='DIMNAME';
-SET &SORTBY2='DIMNAME2';
-SET &SORTBY3='DIMNAME3';
-SET &SORTBY4='DIMNAME4';
-SET &SORTBY5='DIMNAME5';
-SET &SORTBY6='DIMNAME6';

However, what template would I use? For AD based gadgets I would do an -INCLUDE on PMF_RPT_TMPLT_MEAS_ACRDIM or PMF_RPT_TMPLT_MEAS_VERT

I'd be thrilled/embarrassed if there is already a piece of built-in content that handles this.

Cheers,

Joey

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Posts: 319 | Location: Los Angeles, CA | Registered: November 15, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The resulting report would be HUGE and probably a bit unwieldy but I guess that's OK with the IT guys?

There's an upward limitation of three sorts and one across in the modular template reports and in pmf_booklet_data - it's designed for consumers looking to report on stuff not for IT to validate data. So you'd need to write a custom report to do this.

Note that if hierarchical recursion (rather than pulling out one level per Dimension) is expected this is a major coding project.

Note: If you're just doing a vertical sort you have no limits. For horizontal sorts there is a break limit for ACROSS in FOCUS so you have to be cognizant of your breaks.

thanks


Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management
Bob_Ferrante@ibi.com
917-339-5105

I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!

 
Posts: 919 | Registered: March 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Bob,

I was going to tackle building this if it was as easy as using PMF_BOOKLET_DATA to drive the query, out of goodwill and a desire to smooth my client's way. Since the PMF query engine (that's how I refer to PMF_BOOKLET_DATA) is built to support only three by fields and one across, I am going to stop right here.

Unfortunately, there's no room in my project plant to build a custom report based on the PMF datamart. In fact, I consider the PMF data model to be a bit of a black box, and that's why I only ever use the query engine to drive custom content. I just can't be sure that I would be able to report out measure values as they should be reported if I tried it on my own. There's also the concept of upgrades to consider, which would certainly break any pure custom coded work.

So, thank you for your time and have a great rest of your day.

Cheers,

Joey
 
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We're planning to come out with a greatly revamped core reporting engine in 2012, which will remove some limitations. Stay tuned. Sorry we couldn't be of more use right away!


Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management
Bob_Ferrante@ibi.com
917-339-5105

I'll take any questions about PMF - business or technical - anytime!

 
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