OBIEE 11g: Grand Totals are not Calculated Correctly on Hierarchical Columns when a Level is Skipped in the Report

(Doc ID 1681739.1)

Last updated on JULY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.6.11 and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.6.11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

One of the report has a multi-select prompt on a hierarchical attribute. When multiple values for that attribute are selected, if a parent and grand child are selected, the grand total is not calculated correctly.

Below is an example of such a hierarchy:

If P1 and C1, C3 are selected in the prompt, then the grand total = C1a + C1b + C3a + C3b = C1 + C3 = P1.

If P1 and C1a are selected, then the total applies only to C1 and not to C3a and C3b, giving a grand total = C1a + C1b = C1 <> P1.  The incorrect totals are shown here:

 

Cause

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