Recently, I’ve had lots of people ask about how to segment the navigation pane or deal with lots of objects within the navigation pane? In this blog I describe options for working with the navigation pane in SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI. As per the GA Limitations located here: https://websmp208.sap-ag.de/~sapdownload/011000358700003437292006E/FunctEnhancSchedNW2004sB.ppt, there are planned improvements in SPS11 in this area, but this blog will discuss the options before these enhancements are available.
h5. Option 1 – Using the Tray Option
The first option is you can turn on the tray option within the Navigation Pane web item. This will create a tray icon to show or hide the navigation pane to buy you screen real estate. If you need to create 3 separate trays for collapse functionality, you can do this by creating a different navigation pane for each area (row, column, free characteristics). To put these objects next to each other, you can creae these separate navigation panes, but there is no way to filter to a more granular level than “row, column, or free characteristic”. Once this is done, they can be put side by side by using the “Container Layout” web item or by using html tables.
Collapsed (Side by Side):
Expanded (Side by Side):
The limitation of using this is you cannot embed the div tag within a “Container Layout” or “Container” web item. You must use html tables to control layout and formatting when using div scrolling.
Hopefully these workarounds will help you work with navigation panes that have lots of characteristics and key figures.