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#EMPTY value only in report filter but there's no EMPTY value in table!

Hi all,

we create a simple report showing the list of months and the revenue. If we:

- create a filter in report conditions (when we build it)

- create a filter in Webi Rich Client

- create a filter in Infoview

we see the correct list of values (from Jan to Dec).

If we are in the report and apply filter directly on the month (by clicking on the month column and the funnel on the tool bar), we see the list (Jan ... Dec) followed by #EMPTY value.

Months are 1 to n to fact table. Value is never null.

How can this happen? And why only in this situation?

Thank you for help.

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    Posted on Feb 08, 2012 at 07:13 AM

    I have analyzed the below issue and # EMPTY is appearing in the Deski report filter by design itself.

    #Empty refers to any Null values in Deski.

    To confirm : When I tried the same filter condition in webi report # empty didn't appear.

    Workaround: we can use the Oracle function called DECODE in the object value(Label-PHCD) to convert existing null values into a space.

    Hope this helps

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    Posted on Feb 08, 2012 at 08:39 AM

    Hi perialt ,

    thank you for the answer.

    Unfortunately your workaround seems to be a time consuming task, as I should use the DECODE for every element of every class that I use in the Universe.

    I don't understand why #EMPTY value is a possible choice in Deski when there is no possibility to have blank data...

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