IBM is undoing a recent security change in the next release of IBM Planning Analytics.
In late June we issued a technical bulletin about version 2.0.9 of Planning Analytics that changed the way MDX expressions are generated for dimensions that have security defined.
IBM received feedback from Planning Analytics customers and recognizes this change has broader implications than originally expected. As a result, IBM is going to undo the change impacting MDX expressions in the next release of Planning Analytics.
Version 18.104.22.168 of Planning Analytics will revert changes in the way MDX expressions are generated for dimensions that have security defined. This version of Planning Analytics is expected to be released by the end of July 2020. [Update: this version of Planning Analytics was released on July 27, 2020.]
Recommended Next Steps for Planning Analytics Users
If you recently upgraded your local environment to version 2.0.9 or 22.214.171.124 and have experienced a negative impact on your model, Revelwood recommends upgrading to version 126.96.36.199 as soon as it is available.
If you are using Planning Analytics on the cloud, your system will be updated automatically and there are no further steps you need to take.
If you are unsure about how the change impacted your model, you can run a test on your model. Revelwood has created a TurboIntegrator script that will help you assess potential conflicts by analyzing combinations of element security and dynamic subsets. You can download the script for free at https://revelwood.com/ti-processes/. You do not need to be an existing Revelwood customer to download this script.
Please contact John Pra Sisto at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this bulletin or the TurboIntegrator script.