Framework Manager has the ability to import custom Oracle functions to the model. These functions can then be used as filters or as columns in reports to either limit the data returned or to return additional information as a column when the report is run.
Data module seems to be lacking this feature thus making it non-usable in our environment, so this is a showstopper for using Data Module. This would also be a showstopper in environments where models and reports are migrated from Framework Manager to Data Module and the Framework Manager model contains custom functions.
There is no workaround for this since the functions are typically parameterised. In other words there is no possibility to for example predefine a column to the model that would contain the correct data.
Why is it useful?
|Who would benefit from this IDEA?||All who wish to use custom database functions for analytics|
How should it work?
The same way as in Framework Manager
|Priority Justification||This is a showstopper for Cognos implementation using Data Module|
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