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How to identify the Bex Query Technical Names in Dashboard


we have many SAP Dashboards which was built on BW BEx Query’s Using OLAP Connection.

it is very difficult to Identity the BEx Query Technical Name, This feature is not included in official release. How to Identity ??

Create an OLAP connection:


Open your Dashboard Tool & Go to Query Browser –> Click on Add Query


Select Data Source –> BEx


Select your OLAP Connection


Select your BEx Query


Select Your Fields


BEx Query Technical Name not available, if I have more that one Query which have same description How I can Identify which Query is used in Dashboard.



As per SAP, this future will be available in Version 4.2 SP3.

The attachment ( contains the fix .

    1) Unzip files in attachment “”

copy them to C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Xcelsius 4.0\assets\queryComponent

(backup original files first)

    2)  Re-launch Dashboards

    3) Open your xlf file, see if you can find the technical name in


    4) Note As per SAP, these files should work with BI4.1 Dashboards SP05 and

above, I tested with 4.1 SP02, it works.


you can find the technical name in tool-tip.


Note: Attached files I received from SAP as a interim solution.


Jameel Ahmed Shaikh

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      Author's profile photo Febrillian Pemisindo
      Febrillian Pemisindo

      Hi Jameel,

      Thanks for sharing. Always a pain for searching for the bw query technical name in dashboard. Glad to hear that the solution will available in the new version by default.

      Anyway, i didn't see any attached file. Did you forgot to attach?

      Thank you in advance.

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      Hi Febrillan,

      I didn't forgot , unfortunately the file type (.ZIP) is not supporting to attach.

      let me know if you have any solution to attach here.



      Author's profile photo Febrillian Pemisindo
      Febrillian Pemisindo

      i see. i haven't make any post before, so i don't know that zip is not supported.

      maybe you can upload to google drive and post the link here?

      Author's profile photo Xiwen Liao
      Xiwen Liao


      According to note  2261141 - In SAP Dashboards, BEx technical name is not displayed on Query Browser and Query Panel,this issue has also been fixed on some latest version of BI 4.1.

      So it is not recommended to use the zip file which is just a interim solution.

      Instead, upgrading to the version as above will be a better solution.