Since the new release of Zen, aka BusinessObjects Design Studio, the first complaint was ” you mean I need to type in all the values when I do a dropdown against master data”?
Meaning you had to type in the key and text for any drop down values:
Figure 1 shows where we had to manually type in each key and text data for any drop down.
With the latest release, this issue goes away. A tip is to use the CTRL-Space feature in the editor.
Figure 2 shows a crosstab and the chart and a dropdown. I’ve already included the BEx query as a data source.
First go on the Properties of the application, to the On Startup of Events
This is the script to put in:
DROPDOWN_1.setItems(DS_1.getMemberList(“ZPROJ”, “KEY”, “TEXT”, 4,“ALL”));
Note that I did not have to type this in manually but simply use the CRTL-Space wizard that walked me through the steps.
Figure 5 shows you can activate content assistance (which is what I did) by pressing Ctrl + Space
Figure 5 represents the code for the On Select event – so on select info object ZPROJ get selected value.
Figure 6 shows how it operates in run-time (desktop or iPad) with showing 4 as maximum, default to all
Figure 7 shows the runtime – when I filtered on Distribution, it displays only the Distribution results.
So far in my SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio beta experiences I have not personally coded – I have used the wizard.