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BO XI R31 Public Folder - Save vs Save As Bug for Webi Docs


We're in the process of upgrading from XI R2 to XI R31, and during testing we've noticed inconsistent behavior for public folders between the 2 environments. Testing steps as follows:

Created a new public folder, Pub A, in XI R31.

Assigned a new group, Grp A, containing 2 users, User A and User B, to the new Pub A folder.

User A creates a new Webi document, Doc A, and saves the document to Pub A. This assigns User A as the owner of the document.

User A re-opens and refreshes Doc A. User A then clicks the Floppy Disk Icon (FDI) to Save, and the updated document saves fine.

User B, with the exact same rights as User A, opens and refreshes Doc A. When User B attempts to Save the updated result via FDI, the Save As pop-up appears. This behavior is undesired as User B only wanted to Save not Save As. This behavior does not occur in XI R2 with the exact same rights, plus seems too restrictive for Public folder purposes.

Further testing steps reveal additional behavior:

If User B then manually re-selects the original Pub A folder and attempts to Save, the Overwrite pop-up warning appears. User B confirms the overwrite and Doc A is saved (as the same wid file).

User A now opens and refreshes Doc A. When User A, still the original owner of the document, attempts to Save via FDI the Save As pop-up box appears again? Once more, undesired behavior.

It seems that the wid file is internally storing the last user id to save the document and will only allow a FDI Save for that user. I tried logging in as the top level Administrator account, with Full Control, and the Save As pop-up behavior still occurs.

The goal is to mimic the current R2 behavior where Public Webi documents can be freely refreshed and saved without any Save As pop-up window. Any ideas or guidance would be greatly appreciated.


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