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Remove preceding zeros on BW Infoobject

Dear Experts,

My BW infoobjects showing preceding zeros in the BI4.1 WEBI Prompts LOVs, so user don't want the zeros and they need only values and also they compare BEx analyzer with BO since BEx analyzer LOVs shows only values without zeros.

Is there any function or setting either in BO or BEx designer to remove zeros in the BW infoobjects? so that in BO LOVs display only values without zeros.

Currently values is 0000123456 in BO LOVs and user want only 123456 as per BEx analyzer.

Please help

Thanks in advance.


Karuppiah N

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    Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 05:06 AM


    LOVs are generated in Semantic Layer (Universe) based on infoprovider .

    Please Check the Link below.

    Try searching in Semantic Layer space

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      Hi Karuppiah,

      short answer: There is no way of removing those zeroes.

      long answer: Those zeroes araise from the conversion routine on the InfoObject, the standard conversion routine is called Alpha and does exactly what you describe with numeric keys in order to convert from external to internal key format. The standard 0GL_ACCOUNT characteristic uses the Alpha routine as delivered by SAP. BEx will display the external key format in the LOV, while Web Intelligence will use the internal key format, hence the zeroes at the start of numeric keys.

      This question was already raised here:

      Best regards,


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