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2573340 - View Based Metadata (VBM) 1711 Release Notes


View Based Metadata (VBM) in the b1711 product release, now live on both Preview and Production servers


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Metadata for Advanced Reporting can now be generated dynamically in real-time with the View-Based Metadata feature. This option can be enabled by Support, and once enabled, reporting metadata no longer requires a metadata refresh when configuration or data changes occur. Reporting metadata will be generated when a report is designed or run, based on the current data model and MDF configuration.

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.

You may notice some differences in the objects and fields displayed in the report designer or in report results when metadata is dynamically generated. If you feel any of these differences are an issue, you should raise a customer incident to request investigation and clarification. If there is a genuine problem, View-Based Metadata can be quickly reverted to the traditional Advanced Reporting Metadata by Support.


View Based Metadata VBM Analytics WFA Reload Advanced Reporting , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ODS , Advanced Reporting , Product Enhancement


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