In a standard database, each field of a row contains a single value. This is not the case for BO CMS database. A property can have a quite complex structure. A simple example is SI_DSL_UNIVERSE property for Web Intelligence documents that indicate what Unx universes are used by the document.
SELECT si_name, si_universe, si_dsl_universe FROM ci_infoobjects WHERE si_kind = 'Webi' AND si_instance = 0 AND si_name = 'Customer Profitability Comparison, by Customer'
The result in the SAP BO Query Builder will look like:
Exporting metadata for such object using “Include containers” in Biclever CMS Query Builder will create a single row and the fields for the property will be SI_DSL_UNIVERSE.1, SI_DSL_UNIVERSE.2, SI_DSL_UNIVERSE.3, SI_DSL_UNIVERSE.SI_TOTAL
The wide format is sometimes inconvenient. “Transpose” will create a row for each value of each array.