Use the New Action
take a quick look at the results of our work, calling the Action into
play from the Browse Data viewer for Virtual Cube w Actions. Using the Action in our virtual cube is no
different than using it in a regular cube, as we did in Putting
Actions to Work in Regular Cubes, so we will abbreviate the process here to keep
Cube w Actions.
Select Browse Data from the context menu that
appears, as shown in Illustration 14.
retrieved and the Cube Browser viewer opens. The Browser
presents data as partially depicted in Illustration 15.
Illustration 15: All Customers
in the Column Axis in Browse Data (Compacted View)
NOTE: Ensure that All Customers
appears in the column axis of the Cube Browser, as shown above.
the USA row to drill down to the States
USA States appear.
to drill down to the Oregon Cities.
within OR appear.
5. Double-click Corvallis, near the top of the OR
Von Strahl, the third customer listed under Corvallis Total.
context menu appears, displaying our newly added Action, Customer
Details, as shown in Illustration 16.
Illustration 16: Customer
is in the Column Axis in Browse Data (Compacted View)
Details from the context menu.
default browser (mine is Internet Explorer) is launched, and the HTML page
appears as shown in Illustration 17 for the selected Customer.
Illustration 17: The
Action-Generated HTML Page in the Browser (Compressed View)
also, in the address bar, the temporary storage place to which the operation of
the Action has directed the HTML file it has produced.
to retire the Data Browser.
to Analysis Manager.
take a look at another way to bring a new Action aboard that is unique
to the virtual cube - as an Import.