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1541290 - Usage of SWF loader / Slideshow with SAP NW (BICS) connection in Xcelsius dashboard


  • When Using SWF loader to load a child dashboard contains SAP NW connection, the excel formulas are not displayed
  • Are SWF loader / Slideshow components supported in SAP portal?


  • Xcelsius 2008 SP3
  • SAP BW 7 EHP 1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Launch Xcelsius
  2. Create a Child dashboard (P1) which contains one SAP NW connection and some excel formulas.
  3. Go to SAP -> Publish to publish the dashboard to SAP.
  4. Create the Parent/Main dashboard (P0)  and use the SWF loader component to load the child dashboard. The URL to is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  5. Set the Application Domain settings for the SWF                                                                                            
    loader to "This".
  6. Publish P0 to the SAP portal
  7. Go to SAP -> Launch to open the parent dashboard

==> The child dashboard displays fine but all cells containing Excel formulas are blank.


This functionality does not currently exist in the product.


bw child parent excel formula blank missing empty model , KBA , BI-RA-BICS , BI consumer services , BW-BEX-ET-XC , Please, use component BI-RA-XL. , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008