Audit Hierarchies on All Workviews

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#1
Hi Modlr,

We need to complete an audit of all our work views to see which hierarchy the work view is pointing too.

Is there any efficient way / report I can run to get this information quickly rather then manually going through each work view one by one.

Regards,

Paul
 

Ben Hill

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Hi Paul,

I've had a chat with Amin on this and we have added a new process function workview.definitionGet which will return the JSON format definition of a workview. This can then be parsed to list the involved hierarchies. I'll add here and in the support ticket an example process shortly.

Thanks,
Ben
 
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I noticed this problem was solved offline years ago, however I'd just like to include this solution that I've used elsewhere for future reference.

I've written a quick MODLR process which takes a dimension and a hierarchy as prompts and creates a csv file in the model's file system (under Exports/) containing all the workviews that utilize that hierarchy.

Before using this process you'll need to modify the line let workview_base_url = "https://go.modlr.co/workview/your-instance-name-here/your-model-id-here/" and replace the indicated parts of the URL with the relevant info from your model.

JavaScript:
/**
 * Author: Jacob Wolstenholme
 * Date Created: 14/02/2022
 * Date Modified: 14/02/2022
 *
 * Parent Process: N/A
 * Primary Function: Workview / Dimension insights
 * Target: Workviews & Dimensions
 *
 */

 function pre() {
    //this function is called once before the processes is executed.
    //Use this to setup prompts.
    script.log('process pre-execution parameters parsed.');

    script.prompt("Dimension", "dim", "Period");
    script.prompt("Hierarchy", "hrchy", "Month YTD");
}

function begin() {
    //this function is called once at the start of the process
    script.log('process execution started.');

    if (!dimension.exists(dim)) {
        script.abort(`Couldn't find a dimension called "${dim}"`)
        return
    } else if (!hierarchy.exists(dim, hrchy)) {
        script.abort(`Couldn't find a hierarchy called "${hrchy}" in the "${dim}" dimension`)
        return
    }

    let now = new Date()
    let filename = "Exports/Workviews using " + hrchy + " as of " + now.toISOString().split("T")[0] + ".csv"
    let csv = datasource.csv(filename);
    csv.write(["Workview name", "Workview ID", "Workview URL"])

    let workview_base_url = "https://go.modlr.co/workview/your-instance-name-here/your-model-id-here/"

    let dim_id = dimension.getId(dim)

    let workviews = JSON.parse(workview.list()[0]);
    script.log(`Looking through ${workviews.length} workviews to see which use the "${dim}" dimension & "${hrchy}" hierarchy.`);
    let workviews_with_hrchy = [];

    for (wv of workviews) {
        let dims_raw = JSON.parse(workview.definitionGet(wv.id)).dimensions;
        for (id in dims_raw) {
            if (id != dim_id) { continue }
            for (instructions of dims_raw[id]["set"]) {
                for (instruction of instructions.instructions) {
                    if (instruction.action == "set") {
                        for (thing of instruction.set) {
                            if (thing.hierarchy == hrchy) {
                                if (!workviews_with_hrchy.includes(wv.name)) {
                                    workviews_with_hrchy.push(wv.name)
                                    csv.write([wv.name, wv.id, workview_base_url + wv.id])
                                }
                            }
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
    script.log(`Found ${workviews_with_hrchy.length} workviews that use the "${dim}" dimension & "${hrchy}" hierarchy.`);
    csv.close()
    script.log(`CSV file has been output to "${filename}"`)
    script.log(workviews_with_hrchy.join(", "));
    // console.log(workviews_with_hrchy);
}

function data(record) {
    //this function is called once for each line of data on the second cycle
    //use this to build dimensions and push data into cubes
}

function end() {
    //this function is called once at the end of the process
    script.log('process execution finished.');
}