After Upgrade From OBIEE 10g To 11g, Distinct Is Applied Over Sum() (Doc ID 2006631.1)

Last updated on MAY 12, 2015

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.140527 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After upgrading from OBIEE 10g to OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140527 or later, a report creates a SQL which has Distinct over SUM().

For example: 

SELECT
  DISTINCT SUM( ) 
FROM <TABLE_NAME>


In OBIEE 10g, this never happened.

Though there is a DISTINCT clause, the result of the report in OBIEE 11g is fine and there is no impact in the performance.

Cause

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