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Report designer - Check Data Provider button missing


We are in Bi 7.0 Sp 17. I found out that reports designer with hierarchies don't offer the 'check data provider' button- In field catalog, over the query, right button. If report has a fixed structure button appears...

I need it to refresh the dataprovider with new filter values set in the query

Have you noticed this? Do you think it's a bug in report designer or can it be my sapgui version?



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    Sep 01, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Hi Ruben,

    I think I am correct in the following, it is my understanding that the Check Data Provider button only works on fixed (Static) structures not dynamic characteristics. Therefore if you add in additional characteristics (dynamic) after you have inserted the dataprovider into the report designer then you will not be able to use the Check Data Provider button.

    Please see the following link for explanation.

    If you find additional help on this please share, as RD has caused lots of "challenges" and is still in development as far as I am concerned. Be glad when its superceded.



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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Ruben,

      Thanks for the points, we have had some history with the report designer and whilst it has its issues it can still produce some decent stuff if you persevere.

      I think the trick is to make sure you have all of the relevant characteristics you need inserted in the first place.

      As a side note, RD does (or should) recognise any filter changes you make with characteristics already inserted.

      Hope this helps you to not insert a new dataprovider every time you make a change to the query.