Business Objects....is it LOV?

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This was discussed by Michael Ward at the Spring 2010 Seattle Area Business Objects User Group meeting. This is available for personal/professional use by those that attended the meeting. However, any use as training material by anyone other than Michael, without his express consent, is in violation of copyright laws.

This is a discussion of Lists of Values in SAP BO XI.

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Business Objects....is it LOV?

  1. 1. BusinessObjects Is It LOV? 56132 Parkview Shelby Twp, MI 48316 586.677.8300 Phone 586.677.8301 Fax http://www.cttsbi.com
  2. 2. Presentation Topics  What Is an LOV File?  From the Designer’s Desk  From the User’s Viewpoint © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  3. 3. What Is an LOV File?  List of Values  A File Containing All of the Distinct Values for an Object  LOV Sources  Configured in Designer  External Sources  Text Files, Excel Spreadsheets, dBase Files © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  4. 4. From the Designer’s Desk  Objects Properties - Store Name Default – List Refreshed Only Once at Start of User Session Default Checked – List Refreshed Each Time List of Default - Allows Users Values Is Accessed (Use When List Contents Setting for to Use a Personal List Change Frequently; May Affect Performance) Dimensions of Values and Details Default – LOV Files Are Not Exported with Universe Checked – LOV Files Are Exported to the Repository from the PC That Is Exporting the Universe © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  5. 5. From the Designer’s Desk  Export with Universe  Exports to Desktop Location  5.x  …Program Files/Business Objects/BusinessObjects 5.0/UserDocs/Universe/[UniverseName]/*.lov  6.x  …/Documents and Settings/[UserID]/Application Data/Business Objects/Business Objects 6.0/Universes/[UniverseName]/*.lov © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  6. 6. From the Designer’s Desk  Object Properties - Store Name  Default Displays the Values Alphabetically © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  7. 7. From the Designer’s Desk  Object Properties - Store Name  Customizing the LOV to Display by Region © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  8. 8. From the Designer’s Desk  Object Properties - Store Name  Customizing the LOV to Display by Region © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  9. 9. From the Designer’s Desk  Have an LOV Table Created When There Are Performance Issues  Table Stores Distinct Values of an Object  Streamlines LOV Fetch Time © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  10. 10. From the Designer’s Desk  LOV Tables  Article_Color Article_Color Table Contains Distinct Values from Article_Color_Lookup Table © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  11. 11. From the Designer’s Desk LOV Tables 1. Create Class and  objects that reference LOV table  Configuring Color 2. Edit original Product Name Object and reference LOV table value © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  12. 12. From the Designer’s Desk  LOV Maintenance  Edit - Opens the Query Panel (As in the Object Properties  Display - Displays LOV  Refresh - Refreshes LOV  Purge - Clears LOV © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  13. 13. From the User’s Viewpoint  Repository LOV Files  LOV Files That Were Exported with the Universe Will Be Passed Down to the User  Clicking Refresh When Viewing an LOV Writes a New LOV File  Non-Repository LOV Files  For Objects That Are LOV-Able   LOV Is Generated When the LOV is First Accessed © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  14. 14. From the User’s Viewpoint  Problem:  You Want to Customized an LOV, but You Don’t Have Designer Rights  Or  You Want to Reference an LOV That Is Not in the Universe  What Are Your Options? © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  15. 15. From the User’s Viewpoint  Options  Personal List of Values  Text Files  Excel Spreadsheet  dBase File  But…  Allow Users to Edit This List of Values Object Property Must Be Selected in Designer © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  16. 16. From the User’s Viewpoint  Personal List of Values - Excel Example Customized: Less Categories Than Universe LOV © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  17. 17. From the User’s Viewpoint  Personal List of Values - Excel Example 1. In BusinessObjects, Select Tools  4. Select Object Universes 2. Select Universe 3. Click Lists of Values © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  18. 18. From the User’s Viewpoint  Personal List of Values - Excel Example 6. Click OK 5. Select Personal Data © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  19. 19. From the User’s Viewpoint  Personal List of Values - Excel Example 9. Browse to Personal Data File 8. Select Personal Data File Type 10. Select Check Box (If Applicable) 11. Click OK © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  20. 20. From the User’s Viewpoint  Personal List of Values - Excel Example 13. Click 12. Click OK Close © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  21. 21. From the User’s Viewpoint  Personal List of Values - Excel Example  Result © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC
  22. 22. Thank You! Contact Information: Michael Ward MichaelWard@cttsbi.com © 2008 – Creative Technology and Training Solutions, LLC

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