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• Latest Post - ‏2013-10-10T12:18:15Z by rperzul
czarvk
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# Pinned topic Circles problem in Cognos

‏2013-10-08T00:50:25Z | 8.0 cognos

I just started learning Cognos. I heard somebody mentioning "Circles problem " in cognos. Can somebody shed some light. Thanks in advance.

• OpherB
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#### Re: Circles problem in Cognos

‏2013-10-08T07:22:47Z

I've never heard of this term and a Google search finds nothing.

I suggest you ask for details, examples and documentation.

Good luck,
Opher

• rperzul
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#### Re: Circles problem in Cognos

‏2013-10-08T08:27:10Z

Maybe you are talking about "reporting traps", e.g. transitive relationship which resembles a wheel shape.

Take a look at this (slide 13)

Regards,

Ron

• czarvk
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#### Re: Circles problem in Cognos

‏2013-10-08T21:54:39Z
• rperzul
• ‏2013-10-08T08:27:10Z

Maybe you are talking about "reporting traps", e.g. transitive relationship which resembles a wheel shape.

Take a look at this (slide 13)

Regards,

Ron

Thanks "rperzul". This is it. Thanks for sharing the info.

Updated on 2013-10-08T21:54:52Z at 2013-10-08T21:54:52Z by czarvk
• OpherB
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#### Re: Circles problem in Cognos

‏2013-10-09T00:46:34Z
• rperzul
• ‏2013-10-08T08:27:10Z

Maybe you are talking about "reporting traps", e.g. transitive relationship which resembles a wheel shape.

Take a look at this (slide 13)

Regards,

Ron

Ron - Maybe you can answer a question for me: After looking at those slides, it reminds me that the path from any Dimension table through the Fact table and to another Dimension table is in all aspects a "fan trap". So why isn't that a problem?

Thanks,
Opher

• rperzul
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#### Re: Circles problem in Cognos

‏2013-10-10T12:18:15Z
• OpherB
• ‏2013-10-09T00:46:34Z

Ron - Maybe you can answer a question for me: After looking at those slides, it reminds me that the path from any Dimension table through the Fact table and to another Dimension table is in all aspects a "fan trap". So why isn't that a problem?