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Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 28, 2022

Fix how reference shortcuts on alias shortcuts work in FM

You create a query subject from a database table. Then you create an alias shortcut on that query subject. On this alias shortcut you add relationships to other query subjects/shortcuts. After that you create a reference shortcut on the alias shortcut.

And here lies the problem: This reference shortcut directly points to the query subject instead of the alias shortcut which you would normally expect. You can see this when you click on "go to target" in the right click menu on the reference shortcut: It goes directly to the query subject.


This should be changed so that you can create reference shortcuts on alias shortcuts that actually point to the alias shortcuts and not the query subjects. Otherwise you have to create a query subject instead of the alias shortcut. So you have a query subject, a query subject on the other one with the relationships and then a reference shortcut on top.

The problem with this workaround is, that you have to manually translate all query subjects and query items. So you have to do it once for the query subject and once for the query subject that is based on the other one.

Also the way it is currently implemented is not very intuitive. I would expect a shortcut I create on another Object to be a reference to it - and not to the target of it.

Needed By Quarter
  • Admin
    ZACHARY TAYLOR
    Jan 6, 2023

    Hi, thank you for the feedback on this new feature. It would be helpful if we can have a conversation with you over the phone to go into this in more detail, so I'll reach out via email.


    If anyone else who reads or votes on this item is interested as well, please comment below.


    Thanks!

    Zach

    Cognos Analytics PM