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MDX Object Type for Picklists

Picklists are a powerful tool when designing front ends.

Currently we have to create a subset to hold an MDX expression to drive the user selection. As the complexity of the front-ends increase the volume of public subsets that need to be pre-created to manage the possible paths through the front end increase. Creating the subsets just to drive the picklists creates unrequired objects on the server, clutter for the users and the risk of breaking front ends through erroneous deletion.

Creating a subset to hold MDX to drive picklists creates a redundant object.

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  • May 26 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Developers would benefit as the object model would be cleaner leading to quicker development cycles. BAU support would benefit as there would be far fewer server objects. End-users would benefit as their application would be more robust.
How should it work?

If we could define a picklist with MDX:{MDX Expressions} we would no longer need to create subsets to drive the selection.

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification General improvement to object model of Planning Analytics.
Client Name InfoCat
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    Guest commented
    31 Jul, 2020 11:29am

    Could be used to create cascading picklists without having to reference named subsets.

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    Guest commented
    27 May, 2020 09:12am

    If this is possible, we could make the MDX string dynamic with rules given the context of the picklist.


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