BusinessObjects Board

Strange Behaviors

Several of our users have noticed what appears to be strange behavior with Business Objects. I would like to know if anyone else has noticed this behavior and whether it should be considered a bug.

Here is the situation…

Create a report with several columns of data. Use Slice and Dice to change the order of the columns, add some breaks, sorts, totals, etc. Then, edit the data provider to return data from a new object. Run the query again. In some cases, Business Objects does not show a new column of data on the report, other times, especially when Slice and Dice was never used, the new column appears on the report automatically. Business Objects does seem to be returning the data in all cases, it just doesn’t always display the data on the report. If you insert a new column, and edit the formula, you can add the new object to report.

FYI, we’re using BusinessObjects 4.1.1.

Is this a bug? If so, does anyone know when it will be fixed?


Sallybui123 (BOB member since 2019-09-25)

Full Client (DeskI) would add to the report any columns newly added to the query. WebI doesn’t do that; so I’m surprised that you’re seeing it happen at all.

joepeters :us: (BOB member since 2002-08-29)