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webi function 'connection(dp)' error.


We are in the process of migrating the reports and objects from XIR2 system to BO 4.0 SP7 Patch 4 system. For some Web I reports that we have migrated, we have used the function 'Connection(dp)'. We can see that this function returns a different data in XI R2 and BO 4.0 systems.

In XIR2 the function returns the following data

10;OracleOCI9;Oracle1097;VERSION=7;USER='USERNAME';PASSWORD=;DBTYPE=Relational;DATABASE=XXXX;238;VERSION=6;Name='CONNECTION NAME';Shared=4;LoginTimeout=600;Timeout=600;Pool Time=10;Array Fetch Size=250;Array Bind Size=32767;RecommendedLenTransfert=32000;Password_Encryption=0;AliasTable=;MeasureDimension=;Hint=;ConnectInit=;ArrayFetch=1;

In BO 4.0 system the function returns the following data

DB Layer: "Oracle OCI". DB Type: "Oracle 10".

Can you help us in obtaining the same data to be returned in BO 4.0 system as well ?

Also I was trying to obtain the web-i function for the universe connection name. Is there any web-i function where we can obtain this information directly?

Thank You.

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    Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 03:20 PM

    Dear Arun,

    The behavior is different between XIR2 and BI4.0

    -> Connection() function in Web-I report does not show all the data like version, username, password, database and other connection parameters.

    It just shows the DB layer and DB type.

    ->In webi report Connection()

    function is now restricted to only shows the limited information about the


    ->For security reasons, the output of the Connection() function no longer includes the database host name, user name, and user passw

    ord. The modification has been done under ADAPT01351265.

    ->Now Connection Function only includes information on

    DB Layer and DB type. The behavior is same in XI 3.1 and BI 4.0 (All


    Please see this KBA "1532736 - Connection() function doesn't return all the connection
    information in Web Intelligence



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