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1461011 - Selector label blinks while using an external web service connection in Xcelsius 2008


  • Unable to select labels from selectors like combo box, list box etc.
  • It happens when the data is retrieved via a web sevice.
  • Query as a web service works fine.


Xcelsius 2008 Enterprise Service Pack 3 Fix Pack 3.1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open Xcelsius 2008.
  2. Under Data -> Connections add a web service connection.
  3. Import any web service url and assign any of its field to the excel range.
  4. Add a Refesh button to the canvas.
  5. Add a combo box and give it the same excel range.
  6. Click Preview.
  7. Click Refresh button and click the combo box.

==> Web service fields will be displayed as labels however when you try to select any label it will start blinking and selection will not be possible.


  • This is a product defect: ADAPT01418259


  • This issue is fixed with the new release of Xcelsius 4.0 (planned for end of 2010)


selection impossible labels unable select choose ADAPT01418259 1418259 , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Obsolete: BusinessObjects Dashboards and Presentation Design , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008