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BI4.1 SP2 IDT : Edit Join dialog OK button fails

Our system was recently upgraded from BI4.0 SP6 to BI4.1 SP2.

Problem : Information Design Tool (IDT) : Edit Join dialog : OK button click not being serviced.

To replicate on Windows (x64/x86).

  1. open IDT
  2. open a data foundation layer.
  3. click on any Join to open the Edit Join dialog
  4. click validate - works OK
  5. click Detect Cardinality - works OK
  6. click OK - nothing appears to happen. ie. you can't tell if the underlying metadata has been saved BUT that is irrelevant because the Edit Join dialog has not been dismissed. The only way to exit is to click the Cancel button.

This has left me without the ability to modify universes where JOIN details require modification AND/OR new join's have to be added.

I have replicated this issue for both Existing and New data foundation layers.

Thinking that something else installed on my main (64-bit) desktop PC must be interfering somehow I have even wiped a laptop and re-installed OS and application from scratch.

  1. Window 7 (32-bit)
  2. BI4.1 SP2 Client Tools (Installation not upgrade)
  3. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client (32-bit)

.... and the problem is still there.

Our vendor has been made aware and has seen this behaviour via remote connection but has so far been unable to replicate with their environment.

Anyone else experiencing this ? Any ideas ?



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    Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    I was facing the same issue today and made a quick tweak in the IDT preferences for this to work. It still is a bug on IDT

    Environment:BOBJ 4.1 SP2 FP4

    IDT Path : Windows -> Preferences-> Information Design Tool -> Data Foundation Editor -> Apperance

    Joins-> Join Lines -> Select ' Straight Lines'

    Issue: I selected 'Square Lines' - which was causing the 'OK' button issue on 'EDIT join' Screen

    Hope this helps!


    Ashish Goel

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      Thank you very much Ashish,

      I have had Square Lines set from when I first installed the client tools. Making the preference change to Straight Lines results in the OK button being recognised again.

      I would never have suspected that a configuration setting that should only affect the presentation layer of an application would have such an affect (FAIL) on the functionality of the application.

      Thanks again & regards


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    Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 07:09 PM

    Hi Scott;

    I would suggest you to re-download the software for your PC and then install it. Hope it helps.

    Also move your thread to Semantic layer for faster solutions.

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    Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Further update.

    I uninstalled BI4.1 SP2 Client Tools (32 bit). Removed all traces and ran a registry clean-up tool. Then installed BI4.1 SP03 Client Tools (32 bit) - all installation dialogs working as expected this time - BUT ... I'm still seeing the same problem with the IDT Edit Join dialog.

    I'm out of ideas now but find it strange that no one else appears to have run into this.

    I'm usually open to the fact that I have missed a step somewhere OR that there is a clash with other software but in this case the fact that the laptop was completely re-built with no other applications loaded other than what is installed with Windows 7 suggests that it is no fault of mine or the existing environment.

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