In my framework model I'm copying business level subjects and remapping them to new database objects and aliases often. I've noticed some odd behavior, though, when I use the "Use Matching Criteria" option to do the entire remapping all at once. If I drag the new database subject to the Remap To area, all the objects will be updated, but any query items using formulas have all the spaces stripped out.
So, for example, if I have a query item called "Status" with the following formula:
case [Database Layer].[Table 1].[Status]
when 'SBMT' then 'Submitted'
when 'CLSE' then 'Closed'
else 'No Status'
then I drag [Database Layer].[Table 2] into the Remap To section, the formula for status changes to:
case[Database Layer].[Table 2].[Status]when'SBMT'then'Submitted'when'CLSE'then'Closed'else'NoStatus'end
and it'll throw a syntax error when I click on OK. I've tried all the different settings under Options, and whenever the batch remapping actually works, all the spaces are removed. This happens when Remap To is set to either "By Name" or "By Object Reference" and Original Source is "By Object Reference". If I set Original Source as "By Name" then the batch remapping doesn't map any of the renamed fields.
I searched through some documentation and found this line:
"If the matching criteria is By Name to By Name, spaces within the string are removed."
But that shouldn't apply, since I'm not doing By Name to By Name. Has anyone seen this behavior? is this a Cognos bug or a "feature"?
I need to remap several tables with many rows frequently, and doing them all manually takes a very long time, so I'd like to have some way of fixing this issue.