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OLAP column order changes when drilling down - how can I fix?

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August 19, 2008, 09:20 AM
MTO-Solutions-Engineering
OLAP column order changes when drilling down - how can I fix?
I have created an OLAP report with 4 columns of data. I do not want alphabetic order so I created a custom order in this way.

ITEM_CLASS_DERIVED AS 'Item Classification'
COLUMNS Driver AND Vehicle AND Carrier AND Other

This works fine when the report first appears. When you click on any data to drill down, the columns revert to alphabetic order. Is this a defect in our version of WF (5.3.2)? Is there a workaround?

thanks

Richard


MTO
WebFOCUS Dev Studio 5.3.2 (trying to upgrade to 7.x !)
Unix with Win XP front ends
output usually PDF (and some HTML and XLS at times)
August 19, 2008, 09:52 AM
<JG>
No, That's the way OLAP works in the version of WF that you are using.

Basically it writes the request into the downloaded html (do a view source) but it uses standard syntax not
the extended FML syntax that COLUMNS imposes.

Some changes have been made in newer (7.6x) releases but the basic functionality is the same.

I do not think that FML syntax is included.
Try using a dummy column with NOPRINT instead of COLUMNS
August 19, 2008, 11:58 AM
MTO-Solutions-Engineering
quote:
Try using a dummy column with NOPRINT instead of COLUMNS

JG: I do not understand how I can use this to force the column order. Please provide further hints or references to the manual(s).

thank you

Richard


MTO
WebFOCUS Dev Studio 5.3.2 (trying to upgrade to 7.x !)
Unix with Win XP front ends
output usually PDF (and some HTML and XLS at times)