Row-And-Column-Template Formulas Use @ Relative Positioning Within The Template Instead Of The Positioning In The Containing Grid (Doc ID 1351696.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2016

Applies to:

Hyperion BI+ - Version: 11.1.2.1.000 and later   [Release: 11.1 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


"Row and Column Template" objects referencing columns (in formulas) are using a relative positioning scheme.
In this scheme, the first column (i.e. the column 'A') is the first column of the "Row and Column Template" object, rather than being the first column of the grid.

Please consider the below scenario:

- Create a new FR report with FR Studio 11.1.2.0,
- Add a grid to that report that links against any HFM data source,
- Use the below dimension layout for this grid (although any would do, as it is not relevant to this issue):
Columns: Account
Rows: Entity
- You should end up with a grid containing a single data column (i.e. column 'A'),
- Insert an additional data column (i.e. 'B') after the column 'A',
- Insert an additional data column (i.e. 'C') after the column 'B',
- Insert a formula column (i.e. 'D') after the column 'C',
- Select the 'D' column by clicking on its header,
- Enter the below formula for that column:
[B]-[C]
- Validate the change (using the green tick icon),
- Select the three below columns:
'B', 'C', and 'D'
- Right-click anywhere on the selection and select "Save as Row and Column Template",
- Ensure that the "Link to Source Object" option is been checked,
- Save the object in any location in the repository,
- Log in to Workspace,
- Navigate to the Explore module,
- Navigate to "File" -> "Export",
- Browse to the previously saved Row and Column Template object,
- Complete the export process and save the file on the local machine,
- In the local machine's file system, browse to the save file (.ros file),
- Edit that file with a text editor.

Issue:
The formula definition appears as below:
<DERIVEDEXPRESSION VALUE="[A]-[B]"/>

Instead, it would expected that the formula would be defined as below:
<DERIVEDEXPRESSION VALUE="[B]-[C]"/>
(as it was defined in the report)

Cause

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