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1571701 - Dashboard prompting for Login credentials on preview


  • A Dashboard based on QAAWS prompts for login credentials when previewed in Xcelsius 2008


Xcelsius 2008 Service Pack 3

Adobe Flash Player 10.0

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Dashboard based on QAAWS Connection
  2. In the Input values Area under Data Connection keep the login credentials blank 
  3. Export the dashboard as SWF to your desktop
  4. Preview the Dashboard , it will prompt for System name, User name and Password


Username and Password are not explicitly mapped in the Dashboard which is based on QAAWS query


  1. It is an expected behaviour to get the authentication box. Experience when clicking the 'Preview' is similar if this .SWF dashboard is exported locally onto Desktop and opened in a browser.
  2. In order to authenticate against the Enterprise, it is expected to give System Name, User Name, Password, Authentication Type information in the authentication box.
  3. Go to Data Manager
  4. Click on Connections 
  5. Select Query As A Web Service
  6. Click on Import 
  7. Under Input Values Section type in the Values for User Name and Password 
  8. Export the Dashboard to .SWF from File->Export option 
  9. Try to preview the exported .SWF it will not prompt for the Login credentials again


Query as a Web Service,Qaaws, Xcelsius 2008 ,Username , Password , KBA , BI-RA-XL-DES , Obsolete: design-time, designing, exporting, usability , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008