A quiet, maybe too quiet, new feature of Analyzer in Pentaho 4.8 was the addition of the AnalyzerBusinessGroup annotation. This annotation will let you specify that a measure should go into a specific group rather than be lumped in with a bunch of measures. If you have just a few measures, it’s not that big a deal. But many users have a lot of measures that can be categorized and it would be nicer to have them in separate groups. I have not tried this with dimensions, but if you define them correctly it seems that it would be overkill. I also suspect that Mondrian 4′s Measure Groups will make this obsolete, but don’t know that for a fact.
Using the feature is very simple. Just add an annotation to the measure and specify the AnalyzerBusinessGroup. For example:
results in the following (using the Steel Wheels example):