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D29790   Category: Reporting     Status: Under Review
Tags:  custom  groups  webi 

Currently it isn't possible to group NULL Values into a specific custom group in WebI as they don't apear in the list of values.

 

The only workaround ist to put a variable into the grouping to replace NULL by something else.

The pain in this case is, that if you have an existing custom grouping in which you want to add "NULL" you would have to rebuild the whole grouping as the underlying object would change as you would have to use the new variable instead of the object from a query.

 

This feature was available in DeskI and I would expect it to work in WebI as well.

 

Thanks - Johannes

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D29141   Category: Reporting     Status: Under Review






When changing data sources in Web Intelligence documents, there is no way to retain the previous Context Selections even though they appear to be available when executing a GET /parameters call. This prevents the ability to automate changing data sources as users are forced to re-select Context Selections in order to change data sources.
 
The getParameters.PNG contains the GET /parameters response from the RESTful Web Service against a Webi document with Context Selections:
 
As displayed in the getParameters.PNG, the existing Context Selections are displayed (i.e.  Dim_Orders_Historical, Fact_Invoice_Historical, and Fact_Invoice_Historical) however when attempting to change the data source using the POST /dataproviders call, the following response displayed in postChangeDP.PNG appears (this is an excerpt).
  
There does not appear to be a way to assign the previously selected Context Selections from the GET /parameters call  (i.e. Dim_Orders_Historical, Fact_Invoice_Historical, an
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D28275   Category: Reporting     Status: Under Review
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Hi

 

We desperately required function "input control user response" as like "userResponceof".

 

Many users are like to display the information in the report about what is selected in the input controls and

 

moreover we can do conditional calculations/display in the report based on InputControls selection.

 

 

Any ideas..!

 

Warm Regards

Amar

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D22235   Category: Query Managemen...     Status: Under Review

Current situation: When prompted for a Universe through Web Intelligence, the display lists all universes and the corresponding server and folder names. This interface is confusing and does not match the normal user experience when working with folders.

 

Recommended solution: We would like to see a universe folder visualization that matches that of Windows folders, i.e., as seen in BI Launchpad. This would remove lots of the clutter that we see now, and it would be much more intuitive for report developers to search and select the universes they need.

 

Use case: The current visualization (attached) runs contrary to how we normally view and use folders. We will have 5 sites and each site will have 10 universes, and each site will need all the universes from the other 4 sites. This adds up to 50 universes per site and a very long list of universes with the current interface.  If the folders were more like Windows folders, or more like the folders we see in BI Launchpad, universes for eac

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D22204   Category: General     Status: Under Review
Tags:  4.1 

Request:  Make the export to CSV functionality in Web view/design mode and scheduling like the export to CSV archive added to applet edit mode in 4.1.

 

Multiple data providers are used and merged into one table in WebI.  If the report is exported to CSV (in Web view/design mode) or scheduled to CSV, there is a sepaerate header row with correpsonding data.

 

For exmaple, two queries are merged into one table in WebI.  You would expect that the exported CSV contains data as in the WebI report, one header row and combined data (this was added for saving as CSV Archive format in 4.1 when in applet mode).  The actual CSV file comes out with one header row (query 1), data (query 1), header row (query 2), data (query 2).

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D20491   Category: Reporting     Status: Under Review
Tags:  webi 



When a Data Provider does not return any results, a warning message is displayed: "No data to retrieve in [DP name]".

 

In certain cases, the absence of data may be considered normal, and we would rather not display the warning message, which can be confusing to users.  This option should be available at the data provider level.

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D20480   Category: General     Status: Under Review
Tags:  date  placeholder  scheduling 

When scheduling a Webi report, and defining the name of the report to be exported, there's an option to 'Add Placeholder'.

 

This drop-down allows the scheduler to append a piece of metadata to the name of the report being exported. Choices include:

  • Title
  • ID
  • Owner
  • DateTime
  • Email Address
  • User Full Name
  • File Extension

 

Notice anything missing??? DATE!!! EVERYONE that I've talked to (that schedules Webi reports) really needs DATE - NOT DateTime.

 

DateTime is translated as: %SI_STARTTIME%

 

All we need is another choice for DATE, that will translate to: %SI_STARTDATE%

 

When DateTime is added as a placeholder, the report name looks like this:Daily Report 2010-11-12-05-27-21

 

Users want it to say: Daily Report 2010-11-12. If users want the report name to have the date AND time in the title, DateTime is there. But what do we do if they only want the date added to the end of a "Daily" report???

 

Users HATE that unusual DateTime format.

 

Please add: DATE as a placeholder. And %SI_STARTDATE% to translate

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D12585   Category: Reporting     Status: Under Review
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In the Business Objects 4.0 DHTML version of WEBI, when Exporting to Excel, especially in the case of large data sets which take a long time to render, the user has no idea whether the export process is actually being executed. 

A processing indicator, perhaps in the form of a status bar, should be displayed when report/query output is exported to Excel to inform the user that the export is in progress.

 

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D12183   Category: General     Status: Under Review
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Currently, there is no notification to the user when their webi session times out.  The user could be working in other webi sessions (i.e. reports, queries, etc.), keeping their enterprise session alive, and then go back to a previous webi session, only to receive a WIH 444444 or Corba error.  They are unaware that the webi session has timed out and start to think there is a problem with the system.

 

Additionally, when a user is working in the query panel, the webi session could timeout from underneath them, as activity in the query panel does not equate to activity in the webi session.  The user could go to run their query and receive a WIH 444444 or Corba error.  Again, they are unaware that the webi session has timed out and are more confused that it is a timeout because they were actively working on the query.

 

In both instances, assuming the enterprise session has not timed out, the webi session should reconnect upon some action in the webi session - refresh of data, edit, run

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D11607   Category: General     Status: Under Review
Tags:  geospatial  maps 

 

Dear SAP.

 

Native (easy to use) integration with maps - must have functionality for every big BI-platform.

 

Now in BO BI it's a sad story.

 

 

Please make out of the box integration with OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/)

 

 

 

 

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