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2543837 - Delete Variable from Selection Area in Report

Symptom

You try to delete a variable in your selection area, but you cannot delete it via the "X" option next to the field.

Environment

  • SAP Business ByDesign
  • SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Design Reports in the Business Analytics work center.
  2. Search for the report and open it.
  3. Run the report.
  4. Try to delete the variable field from the selection clicking on the "X" next to the field.
  5. The variable is still shown in the selection.

Cause

The X only deletes the value which was entered in this particular variable  but it will not delete the variable itself.

Resolution

To delete the variable field from the selection area, you will need to edit the report:

  1. Go to Design Reports in the Business Analytics work center.
  2. Search for the report and open it.
  3. Click on the Add Fields button.
  4. Click on the Key Figures tab.
  5. Choose the option that best fit on the key figure you want to delete.
  6. Search for the key figure
  7. Uncheck the box Display in Report
  8. See the results.

These steps are only possible for custom reports. For standard reports, you would need to create a report copy and adjust the variable settings in step 4 of the report wizard.

Keywords

report, analytics, selection, business analytics, variable, variant, characteristic, selection field , KBA , AP-RC-ANA , C4C, ByD, Travel: Analytics Tools & Frameworks , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions ; SAP Cloud for Customer all versions