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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 1, 2022

PAW: User friendly Multiple Selection for Header Dimensions including Calculation options

The process of selecting some elements from a header dimension, including the possibility to select the calculation mode for these elements (min, max, sum, average, …), in diagrams as well as in tables, is not too user-friendly.

Current workaround:

  1. Convert the chart into a table ("Exploration")

  2. Drag dimension from header area to columns area

  3. Select columns and "Keep" them

  4. Sum columns and "Keep" sum column

  5. Drag dimension back to the header area

  6. Convert the table into a chart

  7. Work around the IBM bug (drag originally displayed dimension to "Color")

This workaround is relatively difficult. Therefore I propose to simplify it.

Please see the attached word document from our partner from AUDI that further illustrate this idea.

Thank you

Best regards

Jakub Zais


Needed By Week
  • Admin
    Stuart King
    Oct 4, 2022

    The IBM Planning Analytics team has planned enhancements as part of the 2023/2024 roadmap that will generally improve calculations. This includes making it easier to identify and edit existing calculations. We agree that it should be possible to create and edit calculations on the context (slicing) axis of the cube viewer. This may be enabled from either the set editor or cube viewer.

    This AHA idea has been promoted to an existing roadmap item.

  • Guest
    Sep 26, 2022

    We need this urgently for our customers

  • Guest
    Sep 6, 2022

    This would help us very much.

  • Guest
    Sep 5, 2022

    Would be great to have that!

  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    really cool idea, and quite practical

  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    I agree, this is a very important and practical feature

  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022

    This is a very important feature and will be used in many applications