The biggest advantage of this new version of the connector is the possibility to leverage WebI queries so that pre-existing dimensions, measures, hierarchies, variables and merged dimensions can be reused, saving in both time and cost.
As you may know, there are different workarounds to include dynamic maps in SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 Web Intelligence, such as using hyperlinks (i.e. Dashboards) or external API’s (i.e. google maps). In case that the reports have to be printed as they are, these options do not provide a solution because it’s necessary to embed an image and not a hyperlink in the document.
Our solution consists in using empty cells and insert PNG images of the regions/countries as a background.
Recently, we received a request from a customer to have printable dashboards where they could present dashboards as Microsoft PowerPoint slide presentations and circulate around the company for each reporting cycle. Find out how.
Recently, I received the following requirement from a customer: To hide the “Select (All)” value that WebIntelligence places by default in the Input Controls.
Before the SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 SP4 version, there was no way to hide that line. However, SAP has finally addressed the topic with an BuisnessObjects enhancement and now it is possible to disable it in the Properties of the Input Control.