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How to call Variables from Discovery into Designer

Hello Experts,

Due to Business requirement, I am using two BEx Queries as Data Source in Discovery and combined them through Link Datasets to achieve Business needs.

I have called the same Discovery Story (Data Sources) into Designer to create Dashboard. I am trying to call Variable screen in Designer to change the selection - but I am unable to see the Variable screen. To call the variables I am using

APPLICATION.openPromptDialog() - but unable to see the variables.

When I click on refresh in Discovery, I can see the Variable screen.

Can someone help me on how to call Variables in Designer when using Local Data Source from Discovery.

With Regards


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    Apr 07, 2018 at 01:18 AM

    Hi Venkat,

    What exactly do you mean by “Local Data Source from Discovery”? Do you mean you are using an acquired/imported data source from Discovery which is assigned as an Offline Data Source in Designer? If so, a variable prompt is not supported for offline data sources in Designer.



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    Apr 09, 2018 at 09:26 AM

    Thank you Mustafa for helping me in understanding the situation. This will help me to redesign the scenarios.

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      Thank you Mustafa,

      Thank you for your time.

      Just went through one of the document - SAP has mention that Designer client has no offline refresh functionality for now.

      Workaround: Log on to BI platform from Discovery client and open Designer document on the platform. Refresh and save document.