Splash Parameter #


Splashing allows you to enter a value into a consolidated cell. What happens to the data in the base cells depends on which splashing command or parameter is used. In this article, we will explain the # parameter.

To split a value among the subsequent base elements, start the entry with #, and then enter the number.

We enter #250 for “Desktop L”/”Feb” and #120 for “Desktop Pro”/”Feb” in the new created cube Marketing
(all cube cells are 0 without Germany/Destop L/2015=175):

The entered values are split (broken down) and distributed across all levels below the current one. If no values existed previously, the new value is split equally among all subordinate base elements below the current level. You can check that by scrolling through the regions.

The base values for “Germany”:

The values of D7 and D8 can be found for all other countries as well.

Now enter the following data: 50 for “France” and “Desktop L” in January. All other countries have value “0” in January.

Now when you view the results for “Europe”, the view appears as follows:

If a value exists in at least one of the base elements, the total sum is split in line with the shares of the existing values. In this case the value 225 in “Europe” is the result of 175 in “Germany” and 50 in “France”. All other countries have the value 0.

When you enter a new value, this value is split among the base elements below that in precisely the weighting of the previous values. If a value exists in one of the related base elements, then related base elements with the value 0 are not changed.

For example, if you change the total amount for Europe from 225 to 100 (44.4%) at “Desktop L”, the value for Germany changes to 44.4% of 175, this is 77.78 (don’t forget to enter the value as #100).

Detailed view for “Germany”:

Respectively, it would be 22.22 instead of 50 for France. If no values existed previously, the new value is split equally among all subordinate base elements.

Note: if the view contains an element whose consolidation factors have added the result 0 (e.g., variance with Actual 1 and Budget -1), and the base cells are still empty, then these cells cannot be splashed with #, because Jedox cannot compute a clear distribution rule. Attempting to do this will result in an error message.

Variations on splash parameter #

Splash parameter ##
Use this parameter to change the previous absolute value:

  • ##1000 or ##+1000: adds 1000 to the previous value
  • ##-1000: subtracts 1000 from the previous value

Splash parameter # … %
Use this parameter to set a percentage of the current value.

  • # 20% replaces the previous value with 20% of itself (e.g. 100 becomes 20)
  • ## 20% adds 20 % to the previous value (e.g. 100 becomes 120)  

Splash parameter #00
As of version 7.0 SR2, you can use this parameter to splash explicitly zero values. It can be used on cubes where the zero value storage is enabled.