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WebI Hierarchy not displaying in-order as per in BW hierarchy

Hi BO/BI gurus,

Currently we are creating a WebI report by using Hierarchy nodes to display the Hierarchy, however, the webI report is displaying not according to BW Hierarchy due to the Hierarchy Node ID is not ascending nor descending.

As you can see, the Node ID highlighted in Red is showing the Node ID no in orderly manner, In WebI, the Hierarchy is sorted according to the Node ID, which is differ from the original BW Hierarchy.

BW Hierarchy

We would like WebI report to display as the same as the BW Hierarchy arrangement without following the Node ID.

Is that do-able?

Any Advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


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    Posted on Jun 06, 2012 at 09:07 PM
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    • Hi Simone, thanks for the kind offer to help.

      I actually found this article about WebI error message:-

      Which seems to have solved the problem.

      In case someone face this problem in the future, just to share

      If a formula or variable appears as a dimension in the calculation context of

      a smart measure, and the formula determines the grouping set required by

      the measure, Web Intelligence cannot display values for the smart measure.

      Web Intelligence cannot deduce the grouping set from a formula in this

      1. situation.

      For example, a report contains a variable, Semester, with the formula

      If [Quarter] = "Q1" or [Quarter] = "Q2" Then "H1" Else "H2"

      Placed in a block, the Semester variable returns the following result:







      Web Intelligence can return a value for a smart measure when the smart

      measure is included in a formula, even when the formula requires a different

      calculation context from the context implied by the position of the formula.

      For example, a report contains a block as follows:
















      If you include an additional column in the table with the formula:-

      [Revenue] ForAll ([Region])

      Web Intelligence initially returns #TOREFRESH because the formula requires

      the grouping set (Country). (The formula excludes regions from the

      1. calculation.) When you refresh the data, Web Intelligence adds the (Country)

      grouping set to the query and displays the measure values.

      Kind regards,


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    Posted on Jun 06, 2012 at 07:06 PM

    Hi Vince,

    Can you tell which version of BO you are using?



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