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How to create a SAP Variable that will require user input

Hello everybody,

Basically, I am trying to build reports using RESTful API for Business Objects 4.2. In the “SAP BusinessObjects RESTful Web Service SDK User Guide for Web Intelligence and the BI Semantic Layer” guide, in the section “6.5.1 Parameter Response Body Schemas”, mentioned that parameter may be a context, prompt or sapVariable. I was able to create a report with context selection and prompt. But what is sapVariable?

    <parameter type="context|prompt|sapVariable" optional="Boolean" dpId="string">

How is it possible to create a variable that will require a user input?
Please point me to the right direction.

Thanks in advance.

kungfux (BOB member since 2017-04-27)

[Moderator Note: Moved from Web Intelligence to SDK (VBA/ASP/JSP)]

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

SAP Variable prompt kind are prompts coming from BEX/BW queries. This prompt is a parameter inherited from the BW Query and automatically passed to the end-user during the refresh process.

kungfux (BOB member since 2017-04-27)