More Advanced Tips for Web Intelligence Linking

  • by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP
  • March 31, 2014
Learn the details of some of the more complicated options and features related to Web Intelligence (WebI) document links.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn how to create advanced Web Intelligence document links.  You will learn how to create links that:

  • Jump you to another Web site and pass parameters from the Web Intelligence report to the new site.
  • Jump from a summary document to a pre-executed instance of another more detailed Web Intelligence document.
  • Tackle the nuanced issues behind images related to links.
Key Concept

Linking from one Web Intelligence (also referred to as WebI or WEBI) document to many targets, such as a generic Web site, other more detailed information in the same document, or a completely new document is a feature of Web Intelligence and many other SAP BusinessObjects tools.

In this article I discuss the specific details for creating advanced Web Intelligence (sometimes referred to as WebI or WEBI) document links. These advanced links provide features that the users expect over and above the more basic links I covered in my other  Web Intelligence linking article, “3 Examples Show How to Link in Web Intelligence Documents.” For example, to make really user-friendly Web Intelligence documents, you should allow linking in the logos of your companies’ divisions and provide links that pass parameters to commonly used Web sites.

Note
A prerequisite for the implementation of the concepts in this article is knowledge of Web Intelligence formulas. I strongly advise that you read and be familiar with the concepts discussed in my related article, again using BusinessObjects 4.1 In that article I used examples and details for basic linking options for Web Intelligence documents.

Ned Falk

Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

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