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Drill function OK in Xcelsius but doesn't show when implemented as flash file in Infoview


I'm tearing my hair out with this. I have such a cool dashboard with a scatter and when run in Xcelsius (sp5) you are able to click on any poin in the scatter and an id number is shown in a text box above the scatter. Our users will love it!

Unfortunately, when implemented in Infoview (as all our dashboards are), this ID number does not display. It is there though as I can still copy it and paste to a text file for example. I've tried moving things forward and sending things to back but still no joy.

Absolutely gutted.

The text boxes have 100% transparency.

BO enterprise XI 3.1 sp5.



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    Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Hi Eddie,

    Which component have you taken to display ID Number? Do you see ID Number when you preview the dashboard in Xcelsius/Dashboard Design?

    You can take back up of dashboard xlf file and try following steps:

    1. Preview existing dashboard in Xcelsius/Dashboard Design, go to File -> Snapshot -> Current Excel Data, save current excel snapshot and check if it shows ID Number in excel cell.

    2. Take a new component let’s say grid/spreadsheet table, bind it with ID Number cell in excel, export dashboard to InfoView, preview it from InfoView and see if it works.

    3. Delete existing component corresponding to ID Number from dashboard, add same type of new component, bind it with appropriate excel cell, export dashboard to BusinessObjects Enterprise, preview it from InfoView and check if you see ID.

    4. Export existing dashboard to other formats such as Word/PPT/SWF etc and check if it shows ID number in other formats.

    Hope this helps! 😊

    If this forum post by me have helped you or answered your questions, please mark it as either helpful or answered.

    Thank you.


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