Editing Existing Loaded Dimension Values
Existing loaded dimension values can be edited, which
enables you to temporarily change the displayed values for any loaded
dimension. This is designed to support demonstrations or prototypes.
- This feature should
primarily be used when prototyping or demonstrating a PMF system.
It is not recommended to be used with a live loaded dimension, since
any edits made will be overwritten after a load is performed. This
occurs because the source data from which the dimension was loaded
will not be changed when you perform these edits.
- Levels and rows cannot
be added or removed. This is due to the fact that any measure data
that was previously loaded would be deleted since its physical keys
Procedure: How to Change a Loaded Dimension to be User-Entered
In the Manage
tab in PMF, click the Dimensions panel button.
Select the dimension that you wish to change. The Edit
Dimension panel opens.
from Users from the drop-down menu.
Click the Enter
Dimension Values tab to edit the level values of the
dimensions. For more information on how to do this, see How to Edit Level Values on a User-Entered Dimension.
Note: Clicking Unlock
Panel will turn the dimension into a standard user-entered
dimension. Doing so will permanently break any links with existing
loaded measures. The dimension will then only be able to link to
user-entered measures. Also, any existing user-entered measures
might need to be re-entered, depending on the changes that were