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How to get BW variables to use long text in Webi prompt? (using BICS)

I have a Webi report created from a BW query and I would like to allow users to use the long description on the LOV search / prompts screen.


Cost Center Master data in ECC

Cost Center Number: 123

Cost Center Short Description: "Inf Mgmt"

Cost Center Long Description: "Information Management"

Variable is created on the BW query.

In the Webi report, when I refresh the list of values I only see the short description "Inf Mgmt" and If I search by the long description I get no results.

I am using BI 4.0 SP4, BW 730.

Setting on Business Explorer - RSD1:

thank you for any feedback

Rodrigo Silva

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    Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 06:09 PM

    try to change the text type to long description in rsa1.

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  • Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM


    Did you changed the short desc to long under BEx characteristic desc?.

    That change should work in WebI. Also in WebI, give * or ? to get the results.



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