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Bookmarks in SAP Design Studio 1.4: Tried and Tested

Design Studio 1.4 has brought about some great enhancements in terms of Bookmarking.

Here are some of my findings after some extensive testing of the bookmark feature on local mode and on the BOBJ Platform

Basic Bookmarking:

          Any change done to the dashboard (From changing a text to even changing scripting) results in the bookmarks becoming obsolete.

My suggestion would be to use it only when the Dashboard is finalized.

Fragment Bookmarking & Portable Fragment Bookmarking:

Scenario (Design)


Deleted a component

Component disappears

Renamed a component

Component disappears

Resized a component

Retains the bookmarked size

Changed a Text/format

Retains the bookmarked text/format

Renamed a Datasource

Retains the bookmarked Datasource

Remapped a different Query to a DataSource

Retains the bookmarked Datasource

Changed chart type

Retains the bookmarked chart type

Data Selection in Chart

Retains the bookmarked selection

Changes in scripting

Unaffected, only current scripting works

Scenario (Runtime)


Selection in Crosstab

Selection not retained

Selection in Dropdown*

Retains the bookmarked Selection

Dropdown* Items removed

Retains the bookmarked Items

Selection in Chart


Selection in Filter Panel/Dropdown

Retains bookmarked selection

Filters Applied**

Retains bookmarked filter

Context Menu enabled***


Note: Custom components can also be bookmarked using the two methods we’ve discussed.

* Also applies for Radiobutton, ListBox, Checkbox group.

** Given that the Selector is within the Panel bookmarked, the filter applied can also be changed.

*** If the technical component is present in target dashboard in case of Portable Fragments.

The same scenario has to be tested on the Netweaver platform.


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