We have two Portals in which for only one report, the variable screen is not displaying. I checked it in Bex Analyzer and the BI BI portal and it works fine. But when the user execute in the Enterprise portal, it is not working fine...
One more thing is user can able to save the personalized report in the portal favourite. But when he/she open the favourite report, it shows the initial screen itself.
Q1: Why the variable screen is not displaying for only this report while accessing through portal?
For Q1, I suggested user to use &VARIABLE = X and it works fine.
Q2: Why it shows only the initial screen and not showing the saved format? How we can solve it.
Please answer to this.
VARIABLE SCREEN NOT SHOWN BY DEFAULT SCENARIOS:
1. If a query has no variables, no variable screen will be shown in web.
It is not at all possible to see variable screen in this case.
2. If a query has variables (only optional variables but no mandatory
variables ) then variable screen will not be shown.
3. If a query has mandatory variable but if it is prefilled, then
variable screen will not be shown.
you can enforce to see variable screen only in case 2 and 3 by using the
parameter '&VARIABLE_SCREEN=X' to the end of context url as shown in
The variable screen wont be shown if there are no mandatory variables
in the query. You can force it with the following methods,
1) Append the parameter '&VARIABLE_SCREEN=X' to the links in your menu.
2) Change the parameter in the web template used > template property
'Force variable screen' in the Web Application Designer, per
default it is not checked.
3) In case, no template is specified, the standard web template is
used > transaction SPRO. In case, no web template is maintained as
standard web template in transaction SPRO the standard web template
delivered by SAP is used. It is recommended not to change
the original SAP template but to create a copy, apply changes and
maintain it as new standard web template in transaction SPRO. Please
review note 643464 for further informations."
VARIABLE SCREEN SHOWN BY DEFAULT SCENARIOS:
Only when there is a mandatory variable which is not filled and has
to be filled only by user via F4 help, then variable screen will
be shown automatically.