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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 10, 2022

PAW - "Remove" calculation in set editor should remove calculation from the query and not only from the current set

(See attached file for more details)

Idea Details: Use a real-life scenario to explain the problem statement/pain points,

End-users create calculation all the time in PAW views. When they don’t use it anymore, they simply remove the calculation from the selection in the set editor.

However, removing the calculation from the set editor doesn’t remove the calculation from the MDX query.

Since calculations have a strong impact on the performance of the view, end-users end up having slow views and they don’t understand why their view are slow (since they think they have properly removed calculation). That’s because they pay the price of the calculation still in the query despite the fact that they don’t use it.

In many cases, calculations stack up in the query over time, making the view very slow

state your current workaround(s),

With the guidance of an admin, they have to properly re-insert the calculations in the selection, recalculate the view and right-click on remove from the view to properly remove calculations from the query

state any proposed solution(s),

Removing a calculation from the selection using the set editor should remove the calculation from the query

state the benefits/value this idea has, state # of users impacted and how often are they impacted)

Making that change would result in a more consistent product behavior (removing calc from set editor would the same as removing from the view) and guarantee the stability of the performance.

Needed By Quarter
  • Admin
    Stuart King
    Aug 9, 2022

    We cannot do this as removing calcs from the query may break other calcs.

    We have already made a change to remove calcs not referenced in the view from the MDX query. They are stored only in the state (in the view but not as part of the current MDX).