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Change order of Measures in Initial View

We are having an issue with re-arranging our Measures in our initial view. They are currently being sorted by the order that they appear in our BEx query, however we would like to be able to manage them manually in our Design Studio Application as opposed to changing the order in the back-end.

Other posts have suggested that you should be able to drag and drop these columns in the Initial View however this doesn't seem to work when we have a BEx data source.

We are using Design Studio 1.6 and a standard Waterfall chart to represent the measures in our datasource.

Can the order be changed in the initial view or even via the Waterfall chart?

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    Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 01:43 PM

    Ross and I have now traced the issue back to our Bex Query. We often nest key figures in Query Designer so that they can be expanded / collapsed in Bex Analyzer.

    Although Design Studio recognises this and allows you to expand / collapse the fields, it will not allow us to re-order the initial view and defaults to alphabetical order.

    This presents us with issues, as for our Waterfall Chart we need to be able to re-order the columns. At least now however we understand why this is happening and can request this functionailty is added in a future release.

    Thanks for all of the previous replies.


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  • Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 09:18 AM

    Hi Ross,

    I am running DS 1.6 SP01. You can re-order the measures by dragging and dropping in the Columns pane for example as shown below, rather than trying to drag the columns in the live preview section:

    Regards,

    Mustafa.


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