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2573340 - Reload Advanced Reporting - View Based Metadata (VBM)


View Based Metadata automates the metadata (configuration) sync between Employee Central and Advanced Reporting


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Metadata for Advanced Reporting can now be generated dynamically in real-time with the View-Based Metadata feature.
Reporting metadata will be generated when a report is designed or run, based on the current data model and MDF configuration.

  • This option can be enabled by Support, and once enabled, reporting metadata no longer requires a metadata refresh when configuration or data changes occur.
  • If changes to the instance configuration occur, metadata in Advanced Reporting will reflect the changes within 24 hours.
  • To see the changes sooner you can use "Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache" in the Analytics Admin menu.

If you feel any of these differences are an issue, please raise a support incident to request investigation and clarification.


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