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OBIEE 11g Sorting

Posted by Santosh Kumar Gidadmani on December 7, 2014

OBIEE 11g Common Sort Functionality

  • Pivot tables always sort each edge from outer to inner layer by default or Pivot table View Sort are always Left to Right by default.
  • Table View Sort are at any column levels.
  • The options that you specify on the Criteria tab serve as the initial sorting state of the analysis. You can modify the sort later when the analysis is used.
  • When you sort items in a hierarchical column, you always sort within the parent. That is, children are never sorted outside of their parent. The children are displayed below the parent in the proper sort order; the parent is not sorted within its children.
  • If you have deselected Sort Columns in the “Analysis Properties dialog: Interactions tab,” you cannot sort a column in a view at run time.


Sort Examples:

1. Table View Sort


Click on any column the report will sort as per that column.


Clicked on Cust City column ascending, the Full Name column data has changed as per Cust City Column.

2. Pivot Table View Sort


If you try to sort on Cust City by descending order as below


The data values on the column Prod Category will not change because it is in the outermost layer.

Clearing Sorts

For sorts that have been applied in the Selected Columns pane, click Clear All Sorts in All Columns.


For sorts that have been applied directly in a pivot table, table, or trellis, right click on any of the column header -> Sort Column -> Clear All Sorts in View.




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