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WebI - free hand sql


I am new to WebI. I am runiing BO Xi 3.1. Does anyone know how to create a Webi report using free hand sql?

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    Sep 10, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    Put the SQL into a derived table in a universe, and publish it that way. There is no direct support for free hand SQL in Web Intelligence.

    Alternatively you can use Crystal, which allows direct entry / maintenance of the SQL code.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Stratos, I agree that the user does not necessarily have to "change the universe by adding new derived tables" but at the same time it is certainly not similar to the way you use free-hand SQL in DESKI. For one you cannot write SQL without bringing any dimension in the query panel, then you have to make sure your select clause has the same number of attributes you have brought in the query panel etc.

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