Transpose in CMS Query Builder 1.3

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.

2 thoughts on “Transpose in CMS Query Builder 1.3

  1. Thanks, was wondering exactly what it was for.
    Your CMS query builder tool is helping me immensely in a migration from 4.1 SP7 to 4.2 SP4 by allowing me to identify all the schedules in the old system and provide that to the end users to determine what I can clean up as part of the upgrade.
    Thanks heaps for your effort, it’s really appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Sam

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