4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2017 7:50 PM by Gianni Ceresa

    Will it break the analyses and dashboards?

    3371002

      I have a folder structure in my presentation layer and I built reports and dashboards off of that structure. In the future, if I change (add/remove) folders from that structure, will it break the reports and dashboards?

        • 1. Re: Will it break?
          Gianni Ceresa

          Not really sure what you are talking about (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CgBmj7Jz6Y&feature=youtu.be&t=18s )

           

          Of course it will break existing analysis if you remove from the subject area elements used by the analysis.

          If you add new things on the other side the existing objects will not care at all.

           

          If you decide to rename things around by default OBIEE will make aliases allowing your existing analysis to still work but will make maintenance a nightmare as at some point you will not remember anymore which one of your column had a previous name of "ABC" (which will be used by the analysis).

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          • 2. Re: Will it break?
            3371002

            I didn't understand "If you add new things on the other side the existing objects will not care at all." Can you please expand on that?

            • 3. Re: Will it break?
              Thomas Dodds

              put your RPD and web catalog on a local development machine ... do what you plan - see what you get.  If it isn't desirable, then don't do it on your real servers - dev, int, qa or production.

               

              If you are going to change structure in the presentation layer in RPD AND/OR in web catalog, you need to be sure of what you are doing so you end up with a working set.   It's hard to advise you given little or no info ...

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              • 4. Re: Will it break?
                Gianni Ceresa

                For example you have columns A, B and C in your subject area and your reports works fine. If tomorrow you add column D nothing change for your analysis, there is no impact at all adding a new column to the subject area.

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