In data provider commands (see http://help.sap.com/sapdocu/netweaver/bw/bw32/helpdata/EN/3d/0dfe3980f23728e10000000a11402f/frameset.htm) the keyword MULTI appears to allow the use of pattern matching in data provider names (older documentation uses the word 'template', the latest has 'reference'). All the examples I have come across show it being used in conjunction with '' as a wild-card character ('', 'USA'), other examples using multiple data providers do not include this key word.
I have a web template that includes a large number of data providers, some of which should be affected by a command. Even though the data providers are referenced by their full names the command string below does not work without including MULTI=X.
Have I misunderstood the meaning of the keyword, or does this appear to be a bug?
Applying the command to all the data providers that contain ?USA? in their name
<SAP_BW_URL DATA_PROVIDER='USA' MULTI='X' CMD='...' ...>