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Close window/tab/frame in Launchpad/Webi

Jan 22 at 12:01 PM


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Hello everybody,

I am using the WebI to generate a dashboard in the BI-Launchpad. When I use a link to go to another report it opens a new window (or a new frame/tab within the exisiting window). Is there any way to add a "CLOSE"- or "BACK"-button to the newly opened window and jump back to the "original" report?

I do not want the enduser (board of directors) to have e.g. 5 open windows and always have to search the "original" window. I have found several ideas for scripting, but I do not know how to use scripting in WebI.

Thank you very much and best regards


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James Barlow Jan 22 at 12:15 PM

Would a simple opendoc link pointing back to the parent report solve the problem?
Could just add it as a free standing cell with 'Back' Displayed as the text

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Gesa Foerster Jan 23 at 12:05 PM

Dear James,

thank you for your answer!

I have already tried this (and in general it works) - but with this solution the parent report just opens in another window again. I want to avoid having so many open windows and would like to actually close the report/window/tab when jumping back. Any suggestions?

Thanks and best regards


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Just checking, but wouldn't the target _self parameter achieve what you're looking for in the opendoc url?

4.2SP4 Opendocument guide, page 9


This option only indicates whether the report opens an new tab in a new window or an new tab in the existing window. I always get stuck at the same point of having a new tab/window.

But still thank you for the suggestion!