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BEx WAD - replace Table Interface Class

In BEx WAD 3.5 you could make use of the Table Interface Class to add your own logic to your report. This functionality disappeared in BEx WAD 7.0. We now want to upgrade all our reports from version 3.5 to version 7.0 but we have the following issue:

we use the method CHARACTERISTIC_CELL to transform the data from SAP BW from text to hyperlink. How can we now achieve the same in BEx WAD 7.0?

An example: the data in SAP BW looks like R=<fiscal year>, <company code>, <invoice number>

In the method CHARACTERISTIC_CELL we transform this to http://<URL>, R=<fiscal year>, <company code>, <invoice number>, HASHKEY

This hashkey (MD5 hash) is calculated based on fiscal year, company code, invoice number and a secret password.

The result of this method is a secured link to the PDF version of the invoice.

How can we now achieve the same in BEx WAD 7.0?

(or if this would be easier: how can we implement this in other reporting tools such as: BO Advanced Analysis OLAP edition, BO WebI, ... - the only reporting tool where we already implemented the logic is in BO Advanced Analysis MS Office edition where we could make use of VBA).

Kind regards,


PS: we do not want to create the URL in SAP BW because we then loose the flexibility to change a part of the URL or the password

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    Posted on Jun 04, 2013 at 07:40 AM

    Hi Lieselot,

    In WAD 7.0 Table Interface class is replaced with modification modules. On analysis item properties you will see the option modification in internal display properties. You may find some mor information on:

    hope it helps


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