Help with Query Builder
I am trying to get a daily statistics of failed instances using Query Builder. I tried to use fields like SI_UPDATE_TS and SI_STARTTIME to filter instances with in a date range, but date range functions does not seem to work. Is there documentation somewhere as to which fields can be used or how the query should be formatted to get results like this?
The Query Builder interface is actually rather limited, as you have found out yourself. I don't know if you have any programming experience, but the Query Builder is nothing more than an interface which will use the SDK in the background to talk to the CMS. In other words, if you know how to program for your BO XI deployment (Java or .NET), you can write the logic necessary to retrieve whatever information you want. You'll also find that the SDK documentation contains an explanation (though sometimes limited) for the properties and members that are available.
Although using the SDK might seem overwhelming at first, it's actually quite easy and far more powerful than the Query Builder alternative. Also, Business Objects hosts quite a few code samples that should easily get you started. There's also a dedicated SDK forum for all specific issues relating to development.
Some links to get you up and running:
[Business Objects SDK Application Development Forums|https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/businessobjects-sdk-forum]
Hope this helps!