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How to filter a block using a detail of a dimension in Webi 4.0 SP2


I need to filter a blockk based on the detail of a dimension in Webi 4.0 SP2 patch 11. We are able to do this easily in BO 3.1 as this is just a block filter and you drag the detail the the filter pane.

However, in BO 4.0 I can filter on the block but I can only filter by the merged dimensions only (ie right click on block , Edit or Add Filter). I do not see any of my queries and hence no details of the dimension.

Has the feature of filtering by Detail been removed in BO 4.0 ?

Many Thanks

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    Posted on Feb 06, 2012 at 08:34 AM


    I am able to use detail as block level filter using eFashion Universe.

    Please try the below steps.

    Web Intelligence Rich client > New report > eFashion Univ >

    Select below Objects and run the query.

    Month (Dimension)

    Month Name (Detail)

    Sales Revenue (Measure)

    Table with these 3 objects form automatically in Report Area.

    Right click the Table and then Filter > "Add Filter" > Add Filter (on top right) > Available Objects > Month Name > Ok.

    Specify your in list values and filter is applied on the block.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Vansee

      Thanks for your prompt response.

      Just to add, I have an excel file as a datasource and there I have two cols. The first col is the dimension and the second col is the detail of the dimension. The first col is merged with another Dimension from a universe. So lets keep it simple, we have two queries :1. from the excel with two cols as previosly described and 2. a query from a UNX universe where the one of the dimension is merged with the query created from excel datasource.

      So when I look at the filter for the report block all I can see are the merged dimensions and the measures. I cannot see the detail and other dimensions (that are not merged).

      I know this works in version XI 3.1 SP2 as I am re-creating a report that exist in XI 3.1.


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