Using the information available in the Early Knowledge Transfer (EKT) for BI4.1 SP06 (in the SAP Learning Hub at training.sap.com), I read more about BI variants. These only work with Web Intelligence now – will it work with BEx queries? What about Mobile BI? See below.
First I used the Web Intelligence samples that come with the BI Platform (not BEx queries)
You can see the disk with the + sign to “create prompt variant”.
So I create a few BI prompt variants with different saved criteria. These work as expected.
Now Web Intelligence with BEx queries:
So I run the query in Web Intelligence and create a prompt in the query panel (the above shows the Message Priority field)
Figure 4 shows the Message Priority prompt
Figure 5 shows where I create another BI variant
Limitations per the EKT document include that a copy of the document does not copy the variant and “variants cannot be shared between documents or users”
How does this look with Mobile BI?
When I logon to Mobile BI I am notified of the new documents added (which is a nice feature)
I don’t think Mobile BI supports BI variants:
I don’t see my available variants – maybe this is coming?
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