Have you ever been in a situation where you have stacked dimensions in your view and only want to expand one section of it? In legacy Perspectives, an expansion of one area equates to an expansion of all areas. IBM Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW), version 87, introduced functionality that allows you to expand just one piece at a time.
Here is an example of a simple view that shows Actual Finance expenses by Company.
By default, an expansion of the Finance department would show an expansion for all three companies.
A new icon has been added that will allow you to determine how you want to expand and collapse the elements within your view.
When clicked, you will have two options: Symmetrical and Asymmetrical.
If we change the approach to Asymmetrical and then expand the departments within company 2, only a subset of the full view is expanded.
This approach will allow you to tighten your analysis and let your users focus on a subsection of your view while still easily having the ability to see the big picture.
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