[Mondrian] Using global dimension, but applying local level names
diethard.steiner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 14:04:52 EDT 2011
Many thanks for your feedback! Suggestion (1) looks good to me, I'll set up
a jira case.
Ok, 28 was a bit exaggerated ;) , but it's quite high. There is quite a lot
of date related user profile data in my example (registered, cancelled,
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Julian Hyde <jhyde at pentaho.com> wrote:
> No way to do that currently.
> A few thoughts.
> 1. The following Mondrian feature would solve the problem. Allow details
> of a dimension to be changed when it is used. For example,
> <DimensionUsage source='Time' name='Registration Date'>
> <Hierarchy name='Monthly Calendar'>
> <Level source='Year' caption='Registration Date - Year'/>
> <Level source='Month' caption='Registration Date - Month'/>
> <Level source='Day in Month' caption='Registration Date - Day in Month'/>
> Note that this doesn't fully re-specify the dimension, just allows you to
> override particular metadata attributes.
> If you think this would help, please log a jira case.
> 2. It also doesn't seem appropriate for Analyzer to assume that level
> names are unique within a cube. Maybe it should qualify them if the levels
> being displayed are not unique. Benny, what do you think?
> 3. A cube that has 28 uses of the same global dimension has some issues.
> Is this a hacky workaround to some other problem or missing feature? What's
> the underlying problem.
> On Nov 3, 2011, at 6:47 AM, Diethard Steiner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > It's extremely convenient to use global dimensions. In my case, I have
> one global date dimension and reuse it about 28 times.
> > The problem though is, that while I can assign a local dimension name,
> the levels will still have the same name as the global level name.
> > In example:
> > global:
> > Date/Monthly Calendar/Year/Month/Day in Month
> > local:
> > Registration Date/Monthly Calendar/Year/Month/Day in Month
> > What I'd like to see in a GUI like Analyzer is:
> > Registration Date/Registration Date - Monthly Calendar/Registration Date
> - Year/Registration Date- Month/Registration Date - Day in Month
> > Otherwise if somebody does a search for month, they will get returned 28
> "months" ... so there is not way to differentiate them ("Registration Date
> - Month", "Cancellation Date - Month" would be more meaningful).
> > Is there a way to achieve this by making some modifications to the
> > Thanks,
> > Diethard
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