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2203011 - How to change the path of an Excel data source located on a mapped network drive to UNC path using Web Intelligence Rich Client

Symptom

  • A WebI report has been created using Web Intelligence Rich Client based on an Excel data source which is located on a mapped network drive (e.g. "Z:\Book1.xlsx").
  • When exporting the WebI report to the CMS repository, it will be not possible to refresh the report, since the SIA domain user can't access the Z:\ drive, only if it's mapped on the BO Server.
  • However, it's not possible to change the data source of an existing or new WebI report from the network drive to the UNC path, because Rich Client will overwrite it.

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Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.2
  • Web Intelligence Rich Client
  • Windows environment

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2

Keywords

web intelligence, webi, rich client, excel data source, mapped network drive, network letter, network share, UNC, path, refresh, windows , KBA , BI-RA-WBI-FE , Front End/Client , How To

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