Customize the Standard Web Template to Save Time and Effort

  • by Mukunda Krishnaswamy, CTO, MimosaSoft
  • January 1, 2005
Great-looking reports don’t just happen. They can take a lot of your precious time and gobble up development resources. BW ships with a Web template that allows you to rapidly deploy customized reports that are sure to be a hit with your end users and reduce your development efforts.
Key Concept
The standard BW Web template 0QUERY_TEMPLATE can be modified to meet the specifications of your end users. Modifications can be made to toolbar buttons, the context menu, the navigation block, and more. The standard template is available instance-wide to rapidly publish queries with a consistent graphical interface.

A standard template is available in BW to display queries with a Web browser that allows you to take full advantage of various distribution options. When you execute a query in the Web browser either through BEx Analyzer or BEx Query Designer, the standard Web template is available to display the results enabling the rapid publication of queries as Web reports.

Employing the standard Web template efficiently can be a big help as you develop user interfaces. It allows you to save time developing and publishing Web reports that have a consistent appearance and functionality. Providing familiar Web reports also plays an important role in enhancing user experience. In addition, the template can provide relief in terms of your user training efforts, and it promotes faster acceptance of your BW applications.

I’ll give you an overview of how and where you can modify the BW standard Web template. I will also discuss some of the techniques you can use to customize and enhance it to meet the needs of your business environment. You’ll understand how the standard template decreases custom development efforts and how it increases consistency in the look and feel of your BW reports.

Mukunda Krishnaswamy

Mukunda Krishnaswamy is the CTO and founder of MimosaSoft. He has extensive experience developing technology solutions to solve business process challenges. He is currently focused on helping companies increase sales, brand awareness, and supply chain efficiencies through automated syndication of product catalogs to multiple channels including social networks, comparison shopping networks, marketing data pools, and GDSN.

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