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Measure Breakout Report
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The measure breakout report that we drill to from the current vs previous report for a specific measure has two graphs with it. The first graph shows current period (actual and target) and ytd (actual and target). It looks like the ytd information is being summed. This is fine for an additive measure, but when the measure is a %, the YTD should not be summed. How difficult would it be to make a modification so the graph properly reflects the measure type?

Thanks in advance

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That graph (meas_bkout_gph01.fex) uses pmf_booklet_data as the extraction backend, and so *is* detecting the measure type and using RPT_ACTUAL as the field it prints, not the ACTUAL field (which is the raw value only for linearly aggregated actuals and thus wouldn't have been valid for percent, ratio or change in percent type measures). So the aggregation it's using does reflect the measure type and the scale for it.

Perhaps the only thing wrong with this graph is that the magnitude scale for the Y axis is in thousands. That might be the confusion, and it's a reasonable type of confusion, I'd say.

We don't have an internal way to indicate magnitude for measures in PMF yet. That would be a good idea for the future.

One immediate way to remediate the graph would be to put in logic to detect the magnitude (by, say, grabbing the first 100 rows of RPT_ACTUAL, summing them, and dividing by the count to get an average) and use dialog manager to adapt the graph stylesheet setting for the Y axis label according to the magnitude detected. How's that for a suggestion?

I estimate you'd need to be a WebFOCUS programmer of medium-level skill to accomplish this. I'm sure there are developers out there who have also solved this problem. Anyone want to volunteer sample code?

Bob Jude Ferrante
Director of Business and Development
WebFOCUS Performance Management

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

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