Every PMF system that I have built has had an issue with metric loads with single digit months. Specifically loading single digit months fails. PMF is unable to read months without the leading 0 in the load. (That is it is able to read 01, but not 1 for January). I usually resolve this at the data source by changing the number 1 to an alpha ‘01’ (and change the metadata to A2) – but I am learning that at some customer sites you don’t always have the luxury of changing the source data fields.
How do others deal with this? There’s probably a couple of FOCUS function that can be used with the “code” feature on the metrics load page that would easily change a single digit month to a two digit month with a leading zero.
Also, there is probably a couple of FOCUS functions that can be used to do data clean up in the case that reserved characters are in the source data field.
Any insight on what others have put in the “code” field to do data clean up at load time would be helpful.
Personally, I have used the “code” button to fix the denominator for a ratio or percentage – or do simple arithmetic on the metric. (say = 100
for a percent. Just have to make sure to have a semi-colon (
to end the line.
Thanks in advance.
WF 7.65. Solaris. PMF 5.11 on Oracle 10g