OBIEE 11g - Displays Level Members from Wrong Alternative Hierarchy in Addition to the Correct Hierarchy When Working with Essbase Dimensions Having Multiple Hierarchies Enabled
(Doc ID 1968363.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2017
Applies to:Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124.141014 and later
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In the outline of Essbase, there is a dimension D expressed using 2 hierarchies
The alternative one uses shared members to group the cost centres following a different logic
The hierarchies are mapped into the Repository (RPD) as separated logical dimensions
You are reporting against the Level 4 from the dimension dimHI (mapped to DimH1 in the physical layer of OBIEE Repository) and NOT from the dimension dimH2 (by the way, you cannot reference members from both dimensions, as per out of the box functionality)
So when running the report, the expectation is to see only members of level 4 from the dimH1 hierarchy, and nothing, of course, from dimH2.
Instead, what is displayed is also the level 4 under dimH2
The Issue is explained further using an example.
Essbase Dimension D ( multiple hierarchies enabled )
First hierarchy is
Second hierarchy is
Importing this hierarchy into the RPD creates 2 separated logical dimensions, dimH1 and dimH2 that should work independently.
Now creating a report using dimH1
and for example H1Lev3
All is ok, only members of H1Lev3 do show
But as soon as adding a measure to the report, then also H2Lev3 gets listed in the report - which is wrong
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