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Add ability to use custom Oracle functions in Data Module

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.

  • M Wendelius
  • Feb 20 2020
  • Needs review
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

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification This is a showstopper for Cognos implementation using Data Module
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  • M Wendelius commented
    24 Feb 11:22am

    I assume that the previous comment means that we should have the ability to call a stored procedure in SQL Server or a pipeline function in Oracle to produce a set of data with multiple columns and multiple rows which would act like a table.


    If that is the case, i believe this feature would be benefitial also for us, but the critical functionality for us is to be able to call a scalar function returning a single value. This allows us to use the function both in WHERE clause as a single criteria and in SELECT clause as a single column (or to be precise, each call to the function would result to a value for a single cell).

  • Janne Lind commented
    21 Feb 02:31pm

    There should be Framework Manager level support for stored procedures as well NOT just functions,

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