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Author's profile photo Romaric SOKHAN

Podcast: How it Works – Accessing SAP Hierarchies in Webi with Opendocument and REBEAN

This podcast will show you how you can leverage hierarchies in WebIntelligence using Opendocument and the Report Engine SDK (REBEAN.

Example use case :

– A user selects a hierarchy node from a dashboard

– This selection generates an OpenDocument string containing the drill level and the hierarchy node name

– The webintelligence report is opened at the hierarchy node selected in the opendocument string

Advantages :

Avoids unnecessary database roundtrips while drilling through a webintelligence hierarchy by accessing  the hierarchy node directly


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      Author's profile photo Atul Chowdhury
      Atul Chowdhury
      Hi Romaric -

      Thanks for the podcast - I really hope folks start to leverage more capabilities like this one as it helps promote the often overlooked value of WebI reporting.  And it should be mentioned that this type of manipulation is not only limited to SAP Hierarchies but *any* hierarchy.  We've actually developed a few pages similar to this to simulate breadcrumb drilling across a hierarchy eg. Continent > Country > City > Town while disabling any interactions on the actual data blocks themselves.

      Author's profile photo Romaric SOKHAN
      Romaric SOKHAN
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      Thanks for you comment Atul, i agree that webi customization capabilities are overlooked and possibilities can be mind blowing, especially with extension points and the SDK.

      And indeed this video can be applied to any hierarchy!