IBM Planning Analytics uses cubes to store metadata information such as security and attribute information. These automatically generated cubes are called control cubes (which I sometimes call “squiggle cubes”) and begin with a prefix of a right curly brace.
Server Explorer used a toggle approach within the View menu to allow users to either view or hide these cubes. Planning Analytics for Excel (PAx) also includes a toggle approach that can be used via the following steps:
1) Ensure that the task pane is showing by selecting the icon within the IBM Planning Analytics ribbon
2) Click on the icon for “show and hide”
3) Select the option for “show control objects”
Once selected, the list of cubes will expand and will display the control cubes. This list can be controlled via cube security to limit which control cubes can be seen by the user.
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