One of the great things about IBM Planning Analytics Perspective’s process editor is that the wizard can be used to create code within your scripts. The results of the wizard based statements are inserted within areas called “Generated Statements.”
However, there may be times when you want to change the code within the generated areas. Maybe you want to temporarily disable some lines from running or maybe you want to add a debugging line within the existing section. Perspectives does not allow you to perform this type of task, but Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) does!
A user preference is built into PAW’s modeling workbench that allows you to either lock or unlock generated statements. You can access this setting by clicking on the preferences icon on a workbench.
From there, you can toggle the Lock Generated Statements option within the Process editor area.
When unlocking, you will need to refresh the script before the system will allow you to make changes within the previously locked area. The following window will appear as a warning:
This approach will allow you to quickly modify your generated statements while also providing the ability to easily reenable them for future development.
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