june 2016.

Analysis Office Variable Operator Contains Pattern

Analysis Office Prompt without Pattern
Analysis Office Prompt without Pattern
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Error while executing function module BICS_PROV_OPEN

I just got access to a NetWeaver 7.5 SP2 and I want to test it with Analysis Office 2.3. So I open Excel and insert a query. And here we go first error: "unable to open data source", so I thought maybe the query is broken and I developed a new query and insert it. Here we go, same error. Maybe queries don't work, so I insert a InfoCube directly. Same error...

 

Now I refresh the insert query and got an Analysis Office message: Error while executing function module: BICS_PROV_OPEN

In the explanation was one line with the hint "wrong parameter type in an rfc call", so I looked into st22 and saw a dump which the message: CALL_FUNCTION_ILLEGAL_P_TYPE

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Analysis Office Table Design, API and Design Rules

Since Analysis Office 2.0 you have the option Table Design. You can now create new empty rows and columns.

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BEx Query Designer: No Authorization for Query

The other day I had a very strange phenomenon. I was at a client, where I had created several queries a month ago. The query information shows me as owner of these queries. In the meantime the Department has made some small changes, so that I was no longer the last user who changed the query.

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Analysis Office SAPOpenWorkbook

A new feature of Analysis Office 2.3 is a macro called SAPOpenWorkbook. Some of you maybe know the old sapbex.xla!SAPBExReadWorkbook or the BExAnalyzer.xla!runWorkbook command.

 

The user guide explanation for this macro is:

 

You can use this API method to open an Analysis workbook. The workbook that should be opened can be stored on a SAP NetWeaver server or on a BI platform.

The workbook is opened in the same Microsoft Excel instance. After the command execution, the opened workbook is active.

 

As you know the sapbex.xla!SAPBExReadWorkbook respectively BExAnalyzer.xla!runWorkbook command needed either an established connection from the addin or you created your own connection with the following code:

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Design Studio 1.6 SP2

The new Design Studio version will be released on 8th June. New features will be only available on BI platform, not on SAP NetWeaver. Here is a short Overview of the Roadmap.

  • End user
    • Waterfall Info Charts
    • Display scaling factors in Info Chart
    • Resizable, moveable dialogs
  • Analyst
    • Ad-hoc currency conversion
    • Build virtual hierarchy of stacked dimensions
    • Cascading Filter for Universe and CSV as Data Source
  • Designer, developer, admin
    • New standard components, e.g. Dialog, Filter Bar, Link, Multi-Line Text Input, Switch, Progress Bar (only in Fiori Library)
    • Info Chart Enhancements
    • Initial View Editor: Simple Calculations

More information will be available on 8th June.

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