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Text comments in BI Suite


I am looking for a solution for the following problem:

Monthly and year-to-date sales figures which come out of BI InfoCubes have to be commented per region by the responsible sales people. The comments are like: "Sales in country x are 5% above budget because ...." The length of each comment is variable - no limit (half a page per comment is possible). Formatting (normally only bold or not bold) has to be possible. The sales people shall enter the comments by themselves - so ideally no uploading of files by BI team.

After all comments are entered the figures (in tables) and the comments shall be put together in a pdf like:

Table 1 (Country x)


Monthly Comment (Country x)

YTD Comment (Country x)


Table 2 (Country y)


Monthly Comment (Country y)

YTD Comment (Country y)


Does anyone have an idea how to do this with the BEx tools? I know of mainly two solution to handle texts in BI:

1.) A lot of 60-digits-InfoObjects put together - but: no formatting options and not really comfortable

2.) Using KM documents and the commenting function - but: 1. Entering comments is not very comfortable and 2. How do I get the comments in my report between the tables as shown above?

Is this requirement so unusual that nobody has done this before?

Looking for help! Thanks a lot.


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  • Jun 25, 2010 at 06:22 AM

    Hi Thomas,

    I'm not clear as to how users would be entering comments in your case & how are these being pushed to BI for reporting. But sometime back came across the below blog that talks about the 60 char limitation & possible workarounds. Maybe it could help you with your requirement.



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