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Need Help: Could WEBI report directly based on EXCEL file be refreshed?

In 3.0, Could WEBI reports directly based on EXCEL file be refreshed, after exporting to BOE platform?

I've made a test on that and find out WEBI report could not be freshed in Infoview while DESKI report could.

Some colleague suggest me to build the WEBI report based on a Universe created based on the EXCEL file.

I want to confirm, is it a by-design that we could only refresh WEBI report based on universe? or I could do some setting to made the refreshment of WEBI based directly on EXCEL file works?

Please Help!! Thanks a lot~~~

Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Rachel,

You could try the Rich Client Product Guide [http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir3/en/xi3_web_intelligence_rich_client_en.pdf] but I don't think it is a problem...more like a feature by design - it makes sense.

You could try the route of creating a universe on top of excel... See posts

[DBMS Independent universe;

[how to connect to excel sheet and create a universe on top of that;

Hope this helps

Jacques

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