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Help with Text Variable User Exit

Hi All,

I have a requirement to display the start date range which the user inputs to show as the heading/lable of the report. The dates will be selected as a range like 1/1/2007 to 1/31/2009 and I need it to be displayed in the report as the heading like "January 1, 2007 - January 31, 2009". Therefore I think, I will have to a create a text variable with customer exit form and in the code I will have to define the text for each month ( like 01 = January, 02 = Febuary ) & as it's a range, i guess 2 text variables will need to be created. I am working in BI 7.0.

My questions are:

1) What all options do I need to check when I create the new text variable? And where will I need to insert this text variable in report definition? It is inserted near the query discription?

2) Can anyone please help me with code? Not sure how i can achieve this..

Can anyone advice please. Points will be awarded.

Thanks a lot!!!

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2008 at 07:41 AM

    Hi Sia,

    at first I have to let you know that I'm not familiar with BI7.0, because we still run BI3.5.

    In my mind you don't have to create 2 variables, one should be enough because for the range 01/01/2008 to ... theire is a variable ( in BI3.5 called 0I_Days )

    And for the coding you should take a look into in Sap documentation

    ( if the link doesn't work search for i_step )

    Last but not least some example Code:

    Case i_step.
    when 1.
    when 2.
    case vname.
    when '<your variable>'.
    if 0I_days-low(2) EQ '01' .
    concatenate 'Jan.' 0i_days-low+2(2) ',' 0i_days-low+4(4) into l_s_range-low.
    elseif 0I_days-high(2) EQ '01' .
    concatenate 'Jan.' 0i_days-high+2(2) ',' 0i_days-high+4(4) into l_s_range-high.
    elseif ...
    L_S_RANGE-SIGN = 'I'.
    L_S_RANGE-OPT = 'BT'. 
    Append e_t_range.

    Hope this helps


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