OBIEE 12c: In Visual Analyzer , Source diagram Created Unexpected Join When Data Elements Joined with the Same Column

(Doc ID 2272613.1)

Last updated on APRIL 05, 2018

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.1.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You wants to see multiple jobs for the same employee,but you noticed Source diagram created unexpected join when data elements are joined with the same column (JOB_ID).

Steps to reproduce:

1. You connect to sample tables of HR schema.

2. Match EMPLOYEES and JOB_HISTORY by JOB_ID. Then match JOB_HISTORY and JOBS by same column JOB_ID.

3. In Data Elements, right click on EMPLOYEES-> source diagram, notice that EMPLOYEES, JOB_HISTORY and JOBS tables get mutual match although you didn't match join between EMPLOYEES and JOBS.

4. When you delete the join between "EMPLOYEES.JOB_ID" and "JOB_HISTORY.JOB_ID", then other 2 joins would loose unexpectedly.

Cause

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