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2326746 - Dynamic Column header/names


When updating certain Column Header(s) in the source file:

Ex:changing from 2014 to 2015

- Roambi will either not recognize or will even cause report to no longer work

(This is fine however in some views, ie Layers)


  • SAP Roambi Business
  • All Web Browsers (Mac/PC)


The different various views available in Roambi work differently with respect to 'column names'.
The Pulse view uses the concept of 'Dimensions'.

When a column is selected (ex: Year = 2014) as a dimension and you create RBI, metadata sees that 'column = 2014' is a dimension.
When you edit the column name to be 2015, metadata doesn't find any dimension with the name = 2015, hence it will remove all the data and present a blank RBI.

In case of Layers, Roambi doesn't use the concept of dimensions. It is a list view and that's why it works for Layers.


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