Changing Identifier Warning dialog

This dialog is displayed when you attempt to save changes to an item's identifier, to warn you of the implications of changing an identifier.

Identifiers are unique names that Discoverer uses to identify EUL and workbook objects (for example, business areas, folders, items, worksheets, parameters, joins, conditions, calculations). For example a folder named Sales in EUL 'A' might refer to the same business object to which the folder Sales Figures in EUL 'B' refers. Both folders have the same identifier and can therefore be recognized as being the same object.

Warning: It is not advisable to change an identifier as it can affect the relationships between EUL objects.

Some examples of why you might want to change an identifier are as follows:

  • to comply with strict naming conventions

  • where an object has been deleted and must be re-created with the same identifier

If you do change an identifier, then matching identifiers in other EULs should also be updated to reflect the change.

Are you sure you want to proceed?


Use this button to proceed.


Use this button to abandon the change.

Discoverer displays the Properties dialog.

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Select this check box to disable display of this warning during a session.