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How to edit flat file external data from the business explorer?

Hi colleagues:

I have a flat file, stored on the BW production server directory. That files is the data input for a ODS.

It happens we need very much to give some power users the functionality of clicking on a web template object, let us say, a TARGET destination in a WEB menu item or a GO TO context menu and then, open the .csv file in the excel to edit and save such file.

By doing so, on the next Process Chain upload process,

the flat file will be loaded to the ODS encompassing the Power User changes.

<b>Is that possible?</b>

Best regards

Waldemar

Message was edited by: Waldemar Gonsales

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    Posted on Oct 21, 2005 at 09:12 PM

    Hi

    Yes its possible, just your Basis/Security guy's to allow access to this Folder on the server.

    this way the user can load the file (as CSV in excel) manipulate it ans save.

    my only concern is change control, how do u go back if for example the file has been cleared etc.

    Reg's

    Edan

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    Posted on Oct 21, 2005 at 08:55 PM

    You can create a link from the BW web report to open the CSV file. For making the changes and saving it back you will have to write your own application, there is no standard functionality for this. You can use a BSP page to read the file from the server, display and save back to the server. Or use BPS planning functions to write back directly to the cube.

    Thanks.

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