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How to create customized month name object(Sort) in universe level ?

Hi All,

End user asked me to create a customized month name object (Sort) in universe level, so that if they drag that object into webI report level, it should display below data.

Month name::





The reason behind it's for adhoc reporting purposes for users and they don't want to sort the month names in report level.

Please do the needful.



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  • There is no difference. just that sorting would be easy if you have month number within the year.

    Usually if the user drag and drop Fiscal Period/Year Key, they should see the months starting from 012017, on.

    You can always do a custom sort at universe too.

    Try creating a dimension with the formula as

    Select MonthName from DimTime
     Order by MonthNumber



  • HI Jyothirmayee,

    Is it possible to write a query in UDT dimension? I do not think we can have a order by in the dimension query. Correct me if I am wrong.

    The date format is DD-MM-YYYY.



  • Yes you can.

    Try this

    =EXTRACT(MONTH FROM tablename.objectname)

    Assign variable to number.



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  • Apr 17, 2017 at 01:07 PM

    Hi Ram,

    I've responded to your other question about sorting month names in Webi. I hope SAP is working on a feature to sort month names automatically in a Webi report, Tableau does it automatically. Checkout if there is an idea on SAP Idea Place, and vote up on it. If not, create one, if you've time.

    Mahboob Mohammed

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