OBIEE Error: "[NQSERROR: 42015] Cannot Function Ship the Following Expression: AggrExternal" After Patchset Upate from to

(Doc ID 1352471.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version [1308] to [1308] [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When running a report with a measure from Essbase database using a 'case when' formula, it generates the following runtime error:
"[nQSError: 42015] Cannot function ship the following expression: AggrExternal"

Reproducible steps
1. Create a report using ASOSample > Transaction Type and select column "Gen2, Transaction Type"

2. Add the same column "Gen2, Transaction Type" column and then change its formula to:
case when "Transaction Type"."Gen2,Transaction Type" = 'Sale' then 'Sales' else 'Sales End' end

3. Run the report to check that it is working

4. Add the 'Sample - measure' to the report

5. Run the report and you get the following error:
"View Display Error
Odbc driver returned an error (SQLExecDirectW).
Error Details
State: HY000. Code: 10058. [NQODBC] [SQL_STATE: HY000] [nQSError: 10058] A general error has occurred. [nQSError: 43113] Message returned from OBIS. [nQSError: 43119] Query
Failed: [nQSError: 42015] Cannot function ship the following expression: AggrExternal(Sample.Sample - measure by [ Sample.Gen2,Transaction Type, Sample.Gen2,Transaction Type -
Memnor, Sample.Gen2,Transaction Type - Member Key, case when Sample.Gen2,Transaction Type = 'Sale' then 'SALES' else 'Sales End' end ] ). (HY000)
SQL Issued: SET VARIABLE PREFERRED_CURRENCY='USD';SELECT 0 s_0, "ASOsamp"."Transaction Type"."Gen2,Transaction Type" s_1, case when "ASOsamp"."Transaction
Type"."Gen2,Transaction Type" ='Sale' then 'Sales' else 'Sales End' end s_2, SORTKEY("ASOsamp"."Transaction Type"."Gen2,Transaction Type") s_3, "ASOsamp"."Sample"."Sample - measure"
s_4 FROM "ASOsamp" WHERE ("ASOsamp"."Transaction Type"."Gen1,Transaction Type" = 'Transaction Type')"


Issue reproduced in
The same report works fine in OBI


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