Setting parameters before loading Crosstab

Modified on Mon, 09 Jan 2017 at 07:06 PM

How to set query parameters before loading a Crosstab

By default, Cross-tab will be loaded with full data from the cube. Retrieval parameters are run-time parameters which are used to load cross-tab with filtered views.

Note: Retrieval parameter created for one object cannot be accessed from other objects.

The below Sales cross-tab shows Product Category wise Gross sales over different years.


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PRODUCT CATEGORY WISE GROSS SALES OVER DIFFERENT YEARS 

Step 1

Go to the Cross-tab Settings toolbar > Manage Retrieval Parameters

Step 2

In the Manage Retrieval Parameters dialog box, options to select the Dimensions and their default values are available.

In the Selected dimension(s) field, select the Year dimension from the drop-down list.

Step 3

In the Default value(s) field (this is optional), you can select any years from the drop-down list.


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MANAGE RETRIEVAL PARAMETER WINDOW 

Step 4

Click OK to create retrieval parameters.

After creating the Retrieval Parameters, select the Retrieval Parameters option from the Cross-tab toolbar to access them. You can give year values (say 2013 and 2014) from the drop-down list.


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RETRIEVAL PARAMETERS OPTION TO PROVIDE VALUES

The result will be queried like an 'OR' condition between these values of the dimension 'Year' (ie; Year = 2013 OR 2014). Hence, the Category sales of 2013 and 2014 will be displayed.


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    CATEGORY SALES OF 2013 & 2014



Anytime you can change the retrieval parameters values as needed based on which the data in the cross-tab will get reflected.

Multiple Parameters can be defined from the Manage Retrieval Parameters dialog.

For example, you can create two retrieval parameters – Year and Product Category. Once these retrieval parameters are created, you can retrieve this cross tab based on selected values from Product Category and Year – e.g. Sales of 'Bakery' and 'Fruit Juices' for '2013' and '2014'.


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MULTIPLE PARAMETERS FOR PRODUCT CATEGORY AND YEAR


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    AFTER APPLYING MULTIPLE FILTER

The data will be queried like an 'AND' condition of the dimensions Product Category and Year. So, this whole query would be (Category = 'Bakery' OR 'Fruit Juices') AND (Year = '2013' OR '2014'). Hence the sales of 'Bakery' and 'Fruit Juices' for the years '2013' and '2014' will be displayed.

 Note: This article is based on ElegantJ BI Version 4.1. This may or may not be relevant to the ElegantJ BI version you may be using.

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