Entity Filtering in Report Builder
Based on end-user UI feedback, users are confused the Report Builder client re-filters the Entity pane to reflect the model relationships. This may make sense in the relational world, but if the report sources data from a dimensional model (star schema), it doesn't make much sense to show the measure group (fact table) when a dimension is dragged. As a result, the user must click on the measure group again to go back to the dimensions.
In addition, the measure groups should'be placed at the end of the Entity list. Instead, they should be on the top (as in Excel) and they should have different icons.
Upvotes: 0<=-=Mar 8 2007 10:30AM=-=>
Thank you for providing this feedback. We are considering several ways to make entity/item selection easier in the next version of Report Builder.