Create a model subsite in Planning Business Modeler

When you create a new application in PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler, PerformancePoint Planning Server automatically creates a root model site. You can create models, dimensions, and other elements that you need at the root level. You can also create model subsites to better organize your application and facilitate the work that you want to do.

For example, if the business has subsidiaries in several global regions, you might create a model subsite for each region. Then, you can customize elements of each subsite as needed. For example, you might create different business rules in a Europe subsite and a North America subsite to reflect different GAAP and EMEA accounting standards.

Important: Model subsites can be created or deleted only by a user who is assigned to the Global Administrator role. To use Planning Business Modeler to create a model subsite, a Global Administrator must also be a assigned to a Modeler role or to a Data Administrator role. However, to avoid potential database errors in multiple-server environments, we recommend that you use PerformancePoint Planning Administration Console to perform all Global Administrator tasks.

What do you want to do?

Create a model subsite

Add an existing dimension to a model subsite

Create a model subsite

  1. On the File menu, click Create a Model Subsite.

  2. In the Model Subsite Name text box, enter a name and a label for the new model subsite. For information about restrictions on naming, see About names and labels.

  3. (Optional) In the Description text box, enter a description of the model subsite. The description can be up to 512 characters long.

  4. Click OK to create the empty model subsite.

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Add an existing dimension to a model subsite

You can add an existing dimension to a model subsite by sharing the dimension from the parent model site. A dimension can only be shared to subsites below the parent model site.

  1. On the File menu, click Connect to display the Connect dialog box.

  2. In the Select a server list, select the server that hosts the model site for the dimension that you want to share.

  3. In the Select an application list, select the application that contains the model site for the dimension that you want to share.

  4. In the Select a model site list, select the model site that contains the dimension that you want to share with another model site.

  5. Click OK.

  6. In the Workspace Browser pane, click Dimensions to open the dimensions workspace.

  7. In the workspace, click the dimension to be shared. Then, in the Dimension Tasks pane of the workspace, click Check Out.

  8. Click the Summary tab to open the workspace. Under General, select True from the list in the Shared property column, and then select Save Dimension.

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