Is there a way to change the names of the LEVELS on a Department or Location OBS, such as from Country to Business Unit?
Not through the UI.
I think you might be able to do it with XOG? (I have not tried this)
Perform a XOG read of the entire structure, make the modifications and try to XOG in as an update and see if it changes it.
Test on a non-prod system and let me know if this helps.
After doing this, be sure to run the 'Datamart Extraction' job.
I might not be possible in a supported manner.
You must have already established that in OBS area the data for the financials OBS*s is not editable and in Departments and Locations the level information is not displayed.
If you XOG out eg departments which would be the supported way
you do not have the level information. The data is presented hierarchically.
If you XOG out the OBS you would get the information
Typically that is written before the OBS structure is defined to be used as a financial structure and I have not written a financial OBS after that point. Only before it was defined as a financial structure.
As Kathryn says you can try that in and environment which you can corrupt if things go wrong.
Thanks to both of you for your quick response.
Mark W. Casey
IT-PMO Manager, Americas
Schenker Logistics, a Division of Schenker, Inc.
In another thread
"If you can't successfully make a change in Clarity, xog should be unsuccessful as well by design."
How to add values to a system restricted lookup?
that makes the chances to look not so good.
Any if you decide to try it please keep us educated.
Yes, thanks for reminding me. Typically XOG follows UI design for most functionality.
There are some exceptions ; but this may not be one of them ; it may follow the UI functionality.
I may be missing something here but couldn't you click Admin - OBS and change the level names? In the example below, I changed Country to Business Unit.
One of us definitely missing something.
In this system it simply ain't editable if it is used as a financial structure.
Go back to the OBS list and screenshot what you see there
I guess, the one from Damon is not linked to entity, but, yours is. Just a thought
Hi Urmas - Yours may be a permission issue. Be sure that you have the correct administrative priveleges set. I have an OBS that isn't associated to any entities and I am able to edit the level names.
Ain't "an OBS that isn't associated to any entities" exactly the same as "it simply ain't editable if it is used as a financial structure."
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