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Do I need a new Dimension?

Do I need a new Dimension?

Do I need a new Dimension?


I have an OLAP cube.  One of the dimensions is based on a table called 'site_dim'.  The table contains site_id, and site_description columns.  Currently when browing the cube users can only see the 'site_id' field but they would also like to see the site_description.

I added the site_description as a member property of the site_id dimension and did a 'full process' on the cube to no avail.  

Now I am wondering if I need to create a new virtual dimension?



RE: Do I need a new Dimension?

you need to set your properties for your dimension members.  When you are in the dim editor you will need to highlight your site_id member look at the properties and you should see a key and name property.  set the name to be your desc column.

RE: Do I need a new Dimension?

O.K.  I did that and when I went to "Full Process" the cube it failed.  "Detected two sibling members with the same name: N/A"

Indeed some of the rows have 'N/A' values for the site_descrption column so I guess it must not like the fact that the values are not unique?

Thanks for your help.

RE: Do I need a new Dimension?

That would be correct.

If you use a view as your datasource for the dimension then you can concatinate the id and name column to make them unique.

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