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Modeling problem

Hi experts,

I am confronted with a BW modeling problem, that's why I request your help.

The business scenario consists to analyze the turn-oven by item (0material) and by brand.

A fist datasource gives the turnover realized by item.

A second datasource give the association between items and brands. An item can have 0, 1 or many brands. A brand can contain many items.

DS 1 :

Item Turn-over A 10€ B 5€ C 15€

DS 2 :

Item Brand A Value1 A Value2 B Value1 B Value3 C Value4

The purpose is to give the possibility to cross in a query the sales data by item and/or by brand :

Brand Item Turn-over Value1 A 10€ B 5€ Result 15€ Value2 A 10€ Result 10€ Value3 B 5€ Result 5€ Value4 C 15€ Result 15€

Or :

Item Brand Turn-over A Value1 10€ Value2 10€ Result 10€ B Value1 5€ Value3 5€ Result 5€ C Value4 15€ Result 15€ Result 30€

Or :

Item Turn-over A 10€ B 5€ C 15€ Result 30€

Or :

Brand Turn-over Value1 15€ Value2 10€ Value3 5€ Value4 15€

The brand is a kind of attribute of the masterdata 0material, with the particularity that a brand can take many values for 1 item --> I am not able to use brand as a navigational attribute of 0material.

I try to create a provider that contains Item and Turn-over, a second provider which contains the link Item - Brand, and a multiprovider which contains the 2 providers linked by Item. Problem : when I create a query on this multiprovider, the query can't assigned the turn-over linked to the brands...

Could you please give me some advice to help me to solve the problem ?

Thanks a lot,


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    Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    You can achieve your requirement by using Infoset on DSO(Item and Turnover) and DSO(Item and Brand). You can put inner join by item field. Finally you will get a valid combination of Item, Brand and Turnover records. Mutliprovider should not be used.

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