1859639 - URL button link is not working in Dashboard

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1859639 - URL button link is not working in Dashboard


When viewing a dashboard objects from the BI Platform, an error is thrown when opening a URL button placed on a Dashboard and linked to Google or Yahoo.com.  The URL properties are set to display the linked page in the same window.   iframe_error.png



Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a new dashboard using the Dashboard Designer.
  2. Add a URL Button component to the canvas.
  3. Set the properties of the URL button to "Same Window"
  4. Set the URL to open as http://google.com  or http://yahoo.com
  5. Publish the dashboard to the BI Platform
  6. View the dashboard and click on the URL button.



Google as well as other websites send an "X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN" response header. This option prevents the browser from displaying iFrames that are not hosted on the same domain as the parent page.


Delivering the content in the same iFrame is not possible using the URL button properties. 

Other websites that do not prevent content from being displayed in an iFrame are usable.


URL, Dashboard, Google, Yahoo, iFrame , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Dashboards and Presentation Design , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1