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BO4 - Alias table has quotes in front of it when adding to idt tool unx


Normally when we add an alias table to the idt unx data foundation layer generates a table without putting quotes at start and end.

In this case it has put quotes and in tetsing cauisng problems as given table name as table_1 instaed of alias name we have given it and want to see it generate correct table name

what causes this - how can we change it

table_1 - called official_issue_calendar but even despite we name it that when look in dat afoundation at tables calls it "official__issue_calendar"

Why is this and how can we stop it - other alias tables have been fine. Using idt tool bo4 sp08.












( MEDIA.ISS_HANDLED_MONTH_NUM_M = TO_NUMBER(to_char(trunc(sysdate),'MM')) )


( Table__1.MMN_VALUE = TO_NUMBER(to_char(trunc(sysdate),'MM')) )



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    Posted on May 19, 2014 at 01:58 PM

    Hi Philip,

    Did this proposed solution work for you?

    Best regards,

    Pavan Bayyapureddi.

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  • Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 02:05 PM


    Make sure you are editing the Derived Table in the Data Foundation layer.


    • No Extra space
    • No illegal characters, such as "-"
    • See screen-shot below



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  • Posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    I sort of found a work-around for this.

    Version: BI4 SP6 Patch 7

    1. Add the alias table.

    2. Rename it with name in UPPER CASE. Magic!! It works!!!😊

    3. Now you will see the table name without double quotes("") and also the show script shows the alias name and not like "table_1".

    Strange but that is how the tool is behaving.

    Before naming the alias table with UPPER CASE.

    After naming the alias table with UPPER CASE.


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    • Update: The resolution is to change the Oracle.prm file.

      Go to the following location in the Business Objects installation folder in your computer.

      Create a backup of the current Oracle.prm file.

      Open the Oracle.prm file as administrator using Notepad.

      Then change the "DELIMIT_LOWERCASE" parameter to "NO". Save the file.

      Now, restart your IDT and you should be able to name your alias tables to either upper or lower case without any problem.😊

      ** It is important to know the Oracle.prm file because I had to already do two modifications to this file.

      There are two locations of this file.

      1. C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\dataAccess\connectionServer\oracle\extensions\legacy

      For the above issue only update the 'legacy' folder.

      2. C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\dataAccess\connectionServer\oracle\

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