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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
Book Image

SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By: Yoav Yohav

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The report menu functionality

Another way to interact with the report functionality and other different objects in the folders is by using the right-click menu.

The functions that can be found in the right-click menu are equivalent to the BI launch pad left-hand side toolbar.

Getting ready

We want to explore the right-hand speed menu options, and by right-clicking on any Web Intelligence instance, we will get the following menu:

The report menu has the following options:

  • View: This can be used to view the report results

  • View Last Instance: This can be used to view the last report scheduled result

  • Properties: This can be used to view and edit the report properties such as report name, keywords, and description

  • Modify: This switches to edit mode of the report

  • Schedule: This schedules the report by time and destination

  • History: This is used for viewing the report schedule history

  • Categories: This is used for attaching the report to a category

  • Document Link: This creates a link to a specific report

  • New: This is used for creating a new folder, publication (an advanced schedule), hyperlink, or a local file (crystal or office files upload)

  • Organize: The following are the options available under Organize:

    • Create Shortcut In My Favorites: This creates a shortcut in the user's favorite folder

    • Cut: This cuts the report

    • Copy: This copies the report

    • Copy Shortcut: This copies the shortcut to a specific destination

    • Delete: This deletes the report

  • Send: This sends the report to a user's inbox

How to do it...

In order to view a report's schedule history, right-click on the report name. Go to the History option. In the next screen, we can view the report's history data, as shown in the following screenshot:

How it works...

As we have seen, the right-click menu simply enables us the same functionality as in the main toolbar by speeding up the basic functions that can be applied on a report.

See also

  • For further information on how to schedule reports, refer to Chapter 12, Scheduling Reports