Skip to Content

Archived discussions are read-only. Learn more about SAP Q&A

Trouble with Parameter Option - Show Value or Description

First off we are on BI 4.1 SP01 Patch 6.  I have a Crystal Reports 2013 report with a lot of optional parameters some of which are based on dynamic lists of values which I created using Business View Manager.

My hope would be that whatever values I select would be shown in the Prompt Panel on the left side of the screen.

Rather than displaying the value of "Limited Liability Company" for the Organization Type I get the code of "06".

That is the correct code and it works from a functional perspective, but I want to see the description.  To get to this point in my Crystal Report I created a parameter based on a Dynamic List of Values created in Business View Manager called OrganizationType with the following settings...

That in turn creates something in Business View Manager called "OrganizationType - Prompt Group".  If I edit my Organization Type paramter in Crystal Reports I see that it is now based on that OrganizationType - Prompt Group and not Organization Type LOV I had just selected.  When I look at the OrganizationType - Prompt Group in Business View Manager the Show on (Viewer) Panel and Show Value or Description options are not what I set them to be in Crystal Reports.

My expectation when choosing the "Show Description" setting for the Show Value or Description option would cause the Description to be shown in the prompt panel.  Is that correct?  If so, then why isn't this setting sticking.  If not, how do I do that?

I realize that I could create my LOVs based on just the Description rather than the ID and Description and filter on the Description rather than the ID, but I shouldn't have to.  This should work shouldn't it?  What I am doing wrong?

Thanks,

Noel

Tags:
replied

SAP Support confirmed this is a bug in SP1, but has already been fixed in SP2.

Noel

0 View this answer in context
Not what you were looking for? View more on this topic or Ask a question