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URL Parameter to open a BW query in the portal in a new window/tab

Hello Experts,

We have a few BW reports in the portal environment where at the moment, the reports when you click on them executes in the portal content area.

Is there a way to change the URL of these reports in such a way that it opens in a new tab/window in the browser when you click on it? I am talking about any parameter like VARIABLE_SCREEN=X that forces the variable screen to pop up?

I know this property can be set at the iview level in the portal but here, we use a customized setup where the iview is based on a BW Template that has a java script code to automatically populate the role menus of the user who is logging into the portal from the back end BW system.

So, I wanted to check on the possibility of changing the URL in the backend BW system that causes the report to open in a new window when you click on it. Would be grateful for any suggestions.


Arvind Pattabiraman

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  • Feb 12, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    Hi Arvind,

    Please try 2412342 - How to call a Portal Role or iview directly via URL. You can append NavMode=3 (Quirks) or NavMode=10 (Standards) to the BW URL (once you are calling BW from a enterprise portal iview). This will force it to open in a new window

    Best regards,


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    • Hi Arvind,

      I'm not too sure about BEx application. Test if the following URL does open in a new window (Should open UME Admin):

      If it does then the issue is that the BEx iview is not taking the NavMode property from the URL

      Best regards,