Problems With New Non Dimension Custom Attributes Created With Incorrect Dimension ID (Doc ID 1328663.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure - Version: 7.2.6 and later   [Release: 7 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) - Version 5.2

Symptoms

On Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI) 7.2.6, when creating a custom attribute where the datatype field is selected as "string" or number or date it creates a attribute dimension id in the rev_dimension_b table and that attribute dimension id is "0" which is allocated to dim financial element which is incorrect.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
Expect the attribute dimension ID should be the same as the dimension the attribute is created on.

This incorrect attribute creation creates additional issue as during the T2T dimension drmloader, there is a  check on the financial element b table which is then incorrectly tied to the new attribute. 

STEPS
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Financial Services Applications -> Master Maintenance -> Dimension Management -> Attributes
2. Choose Dimension: Product
3. Click Add
4. Code = 5055, Name = COKI_PROD_ATTR, Data Type = VARCHAR2
5. Click Save

Run the following query:

select aa.attribute_id,
bb.attribute_name,
aa.attribute_value_column_name,
aa.attribute_dimension_id,
cc.member_b_table_name,
cc.member_col
from rev_dim_attributes_b aa,
rev_dim_attributes_tl bb,
rev_dimensions_b cc
where aa.dimension_id = bb.dimension_id
and aa.attribute_dimension_id = cc.dimension_id
and aa.attribute_id = bb.attribute_id
and aa.dimension_id = '4';

select * from rev_dimensions_b cc where cc.dimension_id in (select attribute_dimension_id from rev_dim_attributes_b aa,rev_dim_attributes_tl bb where aa.dimension_id = '4' and
aa.attribute_id = bb.attribute_id);

Cause

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