Cascading Filters PerformancePoint 2010 SP1

Well I have installed SP 1 and on my local SharePoint and tried out the PPS cascading filters, and I think that the PPS team has hit a home run on this one. You now have the ability to separate hierarchical data into separate filters while maintaining the integrity of your hierarchy and you can filter the values of non-related dimensions members using the NONEMPTY function and a ‘Connection Formula’ (MDX generated with SP1, for connection formulas looks way better)

What I did

  • Fired up Dashboard Designer
  • Created a connection to a simple cube that I have
  • Created a Member Selection Filter for a dimension called department

  • Created a Member Selection Filter for a Dimension called location

  • Created a new Dashboard and added the two filters to the Dashboard
  • Added a connection link from the Department Filter to the Location Filter

  • You will need to define a Connection formula like the following
    • NONEMPTY((DESCENDANTS(locations,,leaves), <<UniqueName>>))
  • The results
    • As you change the Department filter the Location filter is cascaded to only reflect locations that have data associated to the selected Department, Awesome


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3 thoughts on “Cascading Filters PerformancePoint 2010 SP1

  1. Nice post. I would watch out with regards to your default cube measure when it comes to using the nonempty without specify the measure and also with other reporting filters and parameters for performance and unexpected results.

    http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/speeding-up-the-query-parameters-dialog-in-the-ssrs-query-designer/

    http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jorg_klein/archive/2009/02/06/ssas-speed-up-dimensions-using-a-null-default-cube-measure.aspx

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