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Accessing MetaData from Bex - Document Links?

Hello experts,

This is a two part question.

We are interested in BW's ability to provide metadata access to report users. We are familiar with the Metadata Repository in the Admin Workbench but this will not be accessible to the majority or report users.

Issue 1: Is there a way to access BW metadata from the Bex report? If not what possible workarounds can you suggest?

One workaround that was suggested was to create a document link within the Bex report to access our own technical specifications.

Issue 2: Is it possible to create a document link for a Bex report? If so how? Is there more flexibility to access metadata via Web Reporting?

Thanks for any suggestions,

Adam

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    Posted on Jan 19, 2005 at 04:10 PM

    Bad news, it not possible.

    1. You need to export the metadata repository: RSA1 -> Metadata Repository -> Extra -> HTML export -> Save HTML Pages as Local Files

    2. You can publish HTML in you web site.

    Regards

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    Posted on Jan 19, 2005 at 08:44 PM

    Elaborating on point 2 -

    You can attach a document to the BEx query. This can be done in properties section of the query. You can also attach documents per characteristic in AWB. Whichever of the above suits your requirements.

    I am not sure what exactly you mean by "...more flexibility to access metadata via Web Reporting?". It is possible for documents to be available over an HTTP content server.

    Anil.

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