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BEx Query Designer

Unit 6: Query Properties

Query Properties: General

A key date, which can

be required by time-
attributes, and
hierarchies and their
nodes for the report
display, can be fixed or
defined with a variable
request at runtime.
You can change the
sequence of entry
In addition to the technical name of the
query definition and the InfoProvider
that it is based on, this tab page gives
information about the owner and the
person who last changed the query.

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Query Properties: Display

Display Options:

•Adjust Formatting
after Refreshing
Ensures that the format is
automatically adapted to the
updated query data when the
query is refreshed.

•Hide Repeated Key

Only the first key or
description is displayed for
each characteristic and any
additional identical keys or
descriptions are suppressed.

•Display Scaling •Display document links

Factors for Key Displays document links for InfoProvider data,
Figures master data, and metadata.
Enables you to include any
scaling factors defined in the •Display Drag and Relate Links
row or column header (e.g., Enables you to execute transactions from an SAP R/3
*100 EUR). system or an external system from within the
Enterprise Portal. Slide 3
Query Properties: Display

Number Format:

Defines the
position in which
the results area is
Bottom/Left, or

•Display of
+/- Signs
Determines how
negative values
are displayed:
<number>-, or
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•Display or
Query Properties: Display: Zero
Example query result without active zero suppression:

Example query result with active zero suppression [active]:

Example query result with active zero suppression [active (all values = 0)]:

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Query Properties: Extended

•Documents •Release OLE DB

Displays an for OLAP
existing Used to evaluate
document or data from BW
creates or using third-party
imports a new tools.
(from Microsoft All characteristics
Word, and key figures in
Microsoft the query are
Excel, and so then transferred
on). since the release
of this interface
offers a
method for
accessing BW
data using a
relevant front-
end presentation
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Query Where-Used List

Use the Query Where-

Used List to determine
all workbooks which
include the query.

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Deleting Query Objects

Use the Delete button

to remove the query
definition from Query

In order to delete a query object, there must be at least one

query, structure, restricted key figure, or calculated key
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