One of the features which I would like to see for OBIEE report designer is to have ability to prevent the auto-previewing of results for the chosen view. It is default that the results of an analysis are displayed when editing views of data. I would prefer the content designer should explicitly ask to view the results rather than auto-preview of results.
This blog is an attempt to explore the option of preventing auto-previewing of results for chosen views which is documented in system administration guide of OBIEE 11g.
Preventing Auto-Previewing of Results
For making sure that content designer explicitly asks to view the results, the option is to create an XML message that specifies that auto-preview should be disabled when new views are created. The content designer can still click the Display Result link to view the results when editing a view.
The following XML code example disallows the auto-previewing of results when working with a view in Answers.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<WebMessageTable system="Answers" table="ViewDefaults">
<WebMessage name="kuiCriteriaDefaultViewElements" translate="no"><HTML>
<view signature="tableView" showToolBar="true" showHeading="true />
<view signature="pivotTableView" autoPreview="false" />
<view signature="titleView" autoPreview="false" />
<view signature="viewSelector" autoPreview="false" />
<view signature="htmlviewnarrativeView" autoPreview="false" />
<view signature="tickerview" autoPreview="false" />
<view signature="htmlview" autoPreview="false" />
I hope the information which I have copy/pasted from the standard documentation is useful.