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2932148 - How to apply a filter on a dimension and suppress that dimension in Explorer mode when launched from Stories in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


During Story creation, when a filter is applied on a dimension, you cannot suppress that dimension in Explorer mode.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new story
  2. Add a chart or table
  3. In the Builder Panel, apply a filter on any <dimension>
  4. Click the "Enable Explorer" checkbox
  5. Click the "Configure Measures & Dimensions" button
  6. Click the "Dimensions" menu
  7. Notice <dimension> is automatically selected and greyed out. Does not allow you to remove the selection


Working as designed. More details on Launching the Explorer from a Story Canvas documentation


Create Restricted Measures in lieu of filtering the data. When a Restricted Measure is used instead of a filter, you can navigate to "Configure Measures & Dimensions", and notice the dimension is no longer greyed out.

See Also

Creating Restricted Measures

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