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Trying out the “Jump Link” Feature in Analysis OLAP

After reading about the jump link feature in Ingo Hilgefort new interactive eBook on Analysis OLAP, I thought I would try it out.  It lets you link a Crystal Reports report from Analysis OLAP.

First create your Analysis Workspace


The right click, Jumplink, New as shown below


Select change and then select desired Crystal Report.  The example below reflects an unrelated delivered sample Crystal Report



Select OK


To see the Jump Link in action right click and select World Sales Report and then the Crystal Report will open in a new window.

This is just an example but for sure you would want to create a jump link to a related report.

I am sure we will learn more at BI 2013 in March next year.

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  • Hello Tammy,

    Thanks for your informative article on this feature.

    I was trying this feature recently in our installation,

    BI 4.0 SP 05 Patch 5

    SAP BW 7.3 EhP 1

    And I was able to pass parameters from OLAP analysis created on BEx query to crystal enterprise report created on BEx query, except for date as parameter.

    Just wanted to know if this is supported.

    Thanks in advance for the reply.

    • Hi Vee Kay

      Dates are supported. The problem may be that the format AOLAP uses to send the date may not be the same format that CR is expecting. If you change the CR prompt to a string can you see what AOLAP is sending? Assuming it is sending something, can you reformat the prompt into the appropriate format within CR?


      • Hi Ian,

        My Crystal report is built on BEX Query.

        Cal Day” in my crystal report is a default parameter automatically got setup based on it’s Bex query filter. If I remove this Cal day filter in my BEX Query and try to create a local parameter inside crystal, my report times out.

        I couldn’t modify the format of date to String. Thanks