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1503901 - How to define a parameter/variable to Xcelsius dashboard

Symptom

  • How to pass a parameter to the Xcelsius dashboard from an external application?

Environment

  • Xcelsius 2008
  • SAP Dashboards 4.x

Resolution

  • Define a Flash variable in Xcelsius as follows:
  1. Click on 'Data connections'
  2. Choose 'Flash variable' from the drop-down menu
  3. Set the type to 'CSV'
  4. Bind the variable to a cell in Excel

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  • Now, when calling the Flash file from an external application, the URL should look like this:                                                                                                        
    http://mywebsite.com/mydashboard.swf&<Flash variable>=XXX      
    where XXX corresponds to the value of the parameter.

Keywords

pass, flash variable BI4 Xcelsius , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Dashboards and Presentation Design , How To

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.2 ; SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008