When I wrote this Going from BusinessObjects Analysis Office to BusinessObjects Design Studio – Mobilize your Spreadsheet? – I struggled with the functionality and now I know why. I was always highlighted the entire crosstab in Analysis Office and then trying to insert it as a data source to SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Many times it didn’t work for me. So I checked out the Design Studio course on Learning Hub and learned what I was doing wrong – I didn’t need to select the entire cross tab. I simply needed to right click to get the context menu in the cross tab, select Smart Copy and then go to Design Studio.
See this short video below on how to use this:
I noticed it doesn’t carry over the conditional formatting like the Create Web Application Ribbon does. But as the video shows it does remember the filtered navigation state.