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Mutivalue error dimension object

Hi Guys,

I have 2 data sources in my Webi Report (BO 4.1) that are merged on Project ID. I have created detail variables for all the columns in the report besides the Project ID which is the merged object.

The report columns contain the merged Project ID, 2 dimension object from Data Source A, 1 dimension and 1 measure object from Data Source B. The dimension object (Char) from Data Source B can have multiple values, which I why I am getting a "Multivalue Error" for some rows in that column.

Now, when I insert the actual dimension object from Data Source B and not the detail variable, the Mutivalue Error goes away and I get the result in multiple rows for multiple dimensional values . However, doing this only displays rows that have a measure value and not the ones that do not have a measure value (blank).

Could anyone please help me resolve this issue so that I can get multiple dimension values in multiple rows for all measure values?

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    Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 05:13 AM


    There are few things that you need to consider while displaying the data.

    1 - Can an Account Number be associated to more than one Order Number? If yes, then your solution will not work and that's the reason you are seeing #MULTIVALUE (i.e. Multiple Order Numbers for the same account number)

    2 - Why would you want to create two data providers? Would it not be possible for you to bring in all the 3 objects in the same data provider? The only reason I could think of is that they are not related

    3 - Always make the lower granularity objects common across the data providers. I do not know about the relation between different entities of your database, but I would suggest something like

    Query 1 - Order Number, Account Number

    Query 2 - Order Number, Cost Center

    and merge Order Number...and create detailed object for either Account Number / Cost Center. It all depends on the relation between the tables.

    Hope the above points help you.

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  • Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Hi Jeewan,

    Can you please try to check below property of your block and see if it works.

    Avoid duplicate row aggregation : Yes



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  • Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 05:40 AM

    Create detail object of Datasource B dimension,with respect merged dimension(Project ID)

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