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Webi forces Text display in Prompt?

Oct 27, 2016 at 09:04 PM

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Just upgraded from 4.1 to 4.2 SP2 (Patch 3) and now we are getting different functionality in WEBI Prompts vs the previous version. No matter what we set at the infoobject Display setting (Key, Text, Key and Text, Text and Key, No Display), the WEBI prompt (based on a BEx variable or created in WEBI) always defaults to the Text display. In the previous version, the Key setting would allow it to show the key. I know there is a button for the key display toggle in the prompt, but this is not an option - I have very long texts and the key would show at the end. I noticed this is the same thing for the dimension object value, but that was even broken in our previous version (i.e. the dimension value always uses texts if they exist - to use key, need to use the key sub object - this can be troublesome if existing reports are out there and then and infoobject is added a text setting!)

We are going to upgrade to SP3 and see whats going on there. Can anyone reproduce?

There should really be a control for WEBI settings, not only ath

Thanks,

Tom

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Kuldeep Ghosh Oct 28, 2016 at 07:29 AM
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There was an ADAPT ADAPT01614274 raised for this behavior. Have a look at the below SAP note. It was fixed in BO 4.0 Sp4. Looks like a regression. Try upgrading to BO 4.2 Sp3, see if it helps. My suggestion would be open a SAP ticket if it doesn't and get it clarified.

1689939 - The mandatory variable with display option as KEY for BW 0CALMONTH characteristic is displaying as TEXT value in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.0 Patch2.9 webi prompt

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Thomas Zarebczan Oct 31, 2016 at 06:43 PM
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Thanks! That's the plan right now...waiting on SP3. Will let you guys know how it goes.

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Have you raised the ticket with SAP in the meantime? Any workaround from them?

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Thomas Zarebczan Nov 03, 2016 at 02:00 PM
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The regressive issue is now gone after installing 4.2 SP3 patch 1. Time to regression test other reports!

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Thomas Zarebczan Nov 03, 2016 at 02:01 PM
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Issue with text prompt display is resolved in SP3 Patch 1 of 4.2

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Excellent news! If the issue is resolved request you to close the thread :).

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