Focal Point
[resolved] Measure values all grouping under one Dimension value

This topic can be found at:
http://forums.informationbuilders.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/1461084022/m/708103183

February 26, 2010, 01:19 PM
Moogle
[resolved] Measure values all grouping under one Dimension value
Hi Team,

Here's a frustrating and strange issue I've been wrestling with:

I have a database view for my dimension and a second view for my measure data. If I do a WebFOCUS Join between the two views, I get a nice allocation of measure numbers across dimension values.

I loaded the dimesion into PMF, and that went well.

I associated the measure with that dimension and loaded it. When the load finishes, I end up with all the measure numbers allocated to the very first dimension value, instead of matching the WebFOCUS report output.

The Reporting Server agent console reports 1381 in the Last Errnum column for the Measure Loader job. The details of this error are as follows:

  
0(FOC1381) JOIN FIELDS MUST HAVE IDENTICAL actual and usage DATATYPES %1%2  
Field pairs, participating in joins must be of identical types.            
Namely, usage type of host field must be same as its actual type and       
same as the usage and actual types of the cross-reference field. 


The masterfiles for the dimension key and the measure data source key exactly match. Further more, I do not get this error with my WebFOCUS JOIN.

The dimension is a little wonky, so that is my first suspect for this problem. I say wonky because the key contains a 0, and that is associated to question marks for both dimension values. This indicates 'unknown' to the datamart people, and it has some business meaning to them. The question mark dimension value is the one that gets all the numbers allocated to it when loaded in PMF.

So, have you seen this before, and is there anything you can recommend to help me load this properly?

Cheers,

Joey

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Moogle,


-WebFOCUS 8.2.01 on Windows
February 26, 2010, 02:31 PM
EricH
Hey Joey,

Does everything look OK when you do a Measure Loader Preview? Or do you see this behavior in the Preview panel as well.

EricH
February 26, 2010, 02:46 PM
Moogle
Hi Eric,

It grouped it all under the question mark in the preview as well.

I actually resolved this issue by staging the dimension into a FOCUS hold file and loading from that. Suddenly it works well, even though everything SEEMS to be the same between the original dimension view and the FOCUS file. Further adding mystery is why does it work in WF when joining the two views but only in PMF if I stage the dimension file first?

I consider this resolved. Strange, but resolved. Anyone running into a similar issue can try to do what I did.

Cheers,

Joey


-WebFOCUS 8.2.01 on Windows