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Webi free characteristics

Hi All,

How does Webi handle free characteristics in a BEX Query (webi report reads BEX query)?


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  • Posted on Jul 07, 2012 at 08:06 AM


    All IO in the free characteristic , rows , keyfigures , variables will be visible in the universe . So these IO will also be visible in the WEBI.

    Is this what you are expecting, If not then please explain ur requirement clearly.....



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  • Posted on Jul 05, 2012 at 01:45 PM

    Hi Mike,

    not sure what you are really asking, If you want to know the limitations etc please read the user guides, for example in the SP04 Web Intelligence Desktop Client User Guide you should go to page 78 and following.

    If you have specific problems please let us know with sufficient detail so we can try to answer



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  • Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 01:12 PM


    free characteristics are pulled into the webi query (if selected in the query results objects) at runtime.

    it doesn't matter where you put them in Bex: rows, cols, free .. same outcome: they'll be there in the universe outline.

    BEx is an OLAP tool, which means you can add 'free' drilldowns as-and-when, which consults the olap engine in the backend .

    WebI doesn't have this luxury. Essentially, it's a tool where reporting requirements are captured into canned-reports.

    It has to pull all the required objects into a 'local microcube' (in the document) up-front. If it's not there, the query (dataprovider) has to be modified.



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