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Xcelsius Parent/Child SWF Loader with BICS Connections

We have several Xcelsius Dashboards that use BICS connections to retrieve data from BW queries that we'd like to combine into one Parent/Child tabbed dashboard. I can't seem to find solid information on if this is possible using a SWF Loader component due to the BICS requirement of being published through BW Portal and not InfoView. Does anyone have any ideas (short of combining them into one huge dashboard due to the volume of data)? Thanks!

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    Posted on Oct 17, 2011 at 02:25 PM

    Hi Chris,

    I have been working with SWF loader on the SAP portal using the BICS connection type. It was not supported last time I asked about a year ago. However, it can work if you specify the URL in the SWF loader in this way:

    http://sapwebdisp.vestas.net:8103/bicsremotebex?SWF=XXX&TIMESTMP=1318867468000

    XXX is the name you publish your child dashboard under. Data can be exchanged between the parent and child dashboard by using the custom component "Data sharer" from Inovista which can be downloaded for free:

    http://www.inovista.com

    Besides the fact that this setup is unsupported there are some limitations so from my point of view it should only be applied under the following conditions:

    1. It is not possible to build eveything into a single dashboard.

    2. A solution having several independent dashboards does not make sense.

    An alternative might be the setup described in note 1526291. The way I understand it, it binds the dashboards together in a similar way as on a BO server with flash variables.

    Regards,

    Michael

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  • Posted on Oct 06, 2011 at 07:13 PM

    When you use the BICS connector you can only deploy to SAP NetWeaver Portal (and not to BOE). The way the dashboard is hosted within SAP NetWeaver Portal means you cannot use parent/child.

    There is limited support for Flash variables when using the BICS connector.

    ht[Flash Variables in Xcelsius|Flash Variables in Xcelsius]

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