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RE: Reorg to put columns in order

From: Ken Naim <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:11:55 -0400
Message-ID: <00a301c814b5$8642a5d0$1e90c84b@kenlaptop>

Business Objects allows you to order the columns anyway you wish as you create objects off of the columns, and BO doesn't force to use them alphabetically or in any other order so they can sort them in designer in any manner. BO uses the sort for its default drill down capability; if City is the column after Country then it will drill from country into city, if you then add state in between it will go Country-->State-->City.  


From: [] On Behalf Of Zanen van, J (Jacob)
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 2:00 AM
Subject: Reorg to put columns in order  

Hi All,  

I'm having a bit of an issue with our designers/developers for our so called "datawarehouse"

Columns are added to tables every so often based on requirements from the business. They however insist on doing a reorg to get the columns in a certain order so when they pull them up in BO the columns show up in an order that makes sense to them. I have raised my doubts about this procedure as it takes a 2 second job and squeezes it in a 7 hour job.

I can see from a chained/migrated row point of view that there might be a valid reason for it but since they have always done it this I see no way for me to find out how bad this is going to be. I suspect for most of these tables it won't make much difference as they are not filled with data for historical records AFAIK.

My solution for them was to create a view on top of the table but they rejected the idea and insist this is the way to go.

Anybody have any insight for me.  



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