How to create a record selection criteria for information design tool. Business filter?
This is my first time posting to SAP forums. I hope I'm in the correct area.
I have written crystal reports for several years now, but now I'm moving to create my first universe using Information Design Tool 4.1.
I have added 2 tables and linked them. I Have removed the fields in each table I don't want in the universe.
There are a fiew fields that I want to restrict the data that a user can view. My goal is to filter those records I don't want them to have access to within the field.
In a crystal report setting wen designing a report I would use the record selection criteria to filter out what I don't want the user to see using a NOT statement
I have been searching around looking for how to do this in the Information Design tool.
I am not a SQL person so I don't know how to write the appropriate statement in SQL.
I found that on the business layer, I can create filter as a "business" type which seems very similar to crystal reports. I selected my field, and selected "not equals" to then typed in my constant of "OIS*" so that anything that starts with OIS wont show up when a person uses the universe.
I think this may be the correct way to do this, if not please help.
So now that I have my filter created, what do I do to make it work? When I view the field, I still see data that starts with OIS, so I assume there must be a way to activate this filter but I cant figure it out.
Any help would be appreciated.