Model Views are used to simplify the view of a Fluence Data model by creating a filtered subset of the visible dimensions, hierarchies and members. For example, the Fluence Consolidation Data Model contains 10 standard dimensions. For an end-user creating a report, working with all 10 or more dimensions may be cumbersome especially if there are some that do not apply to your reports. Let’s take the Audit and Movement dimensions as an example. If the end user will mainly be creating variance Reports against final consolidated numbers, it may be cumbersome and confusing to include dimensions used for Consolidation audit or cash flow calculation purposes.
A model view simplifies the view of a Fluence Data Model by:
- Hiding dimensions and providing defaults for those hidden dimensions so that the reporting user does not need to worry about setting them.
- Providing a default layout when retrieving data so that certain dimensions can be pre-assigned to the rows, columns and slicers of a grid-based report. This predefined layout provides a suggested starting point but the end-user can change the orientation of the view if required on a particular report without changing the view definition.