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My first, and strongest comment to you is that maybe doing this in the report writer isn't the best thing in the world. But that's just me and I have used the report writer to do weird things.1 person found this helpful
with hardcode values, other three 3 additional columns with Blank values.
I've a requirement to export data with 10 columns. Except 5 columns from essbase, I need 2 additional output columns
^^^Have you taken a look at the MASK command?
data for each market. Then there are 200 files to be generated dynamically through essbase export where files name
I've Market Dimension with 200 members. As per requirement, I need to export
will be corresponding member names of Market dimension.
^^^This is pretty weird for report writer but here are some thoughts:
One approach would be to have 200 report scripts (ugh) with a name of 1.rep to 200.rep (bear with me on this). Then, in MaxL, have 200 calls to those 200 reports and use a parameter variable to write out the 200 output files. Ugh.
Another would be to use a substitution variable to drive the market -- I think you might have to restart the database to get that to stick but maybe not. That would give you one reports script (much better) but I don't think you can query a substitution variable in MaxL to give you the file name for output, so you'd still have 200 MaxL export commands (that's how you run a report script).
And yet another (and one I like quite a bit more) is to create a single report script and then use ! to delimit the reports. If you leave the reports absolutely the same except for Market, and then stick in the Market name with a ! after it you do not need to repeat what sets up the page and columns and everything else. The report writer engine will just take all of the previous settings and go. What's nice about this is you could use the TEXT command to give you a header that you could then parse on (actually, you could use any header you like) and extract out as many separate files as you want.
Probably what makes the most sense is to write out the file as above but use headers (they're built in and you don't even need TEXT) and get all of the Markets through a hierarchical operator.