Monday, 30 December 2013

OBIEE 11g – Increase Report Developer Productivity by Preventing Auto-Previewing of Results

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"?>
<WebMessageTables xmlns:sawm="">
   <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.

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