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1658514 - How to customize locale in Xcelsius?


  • How to customize locale in Xcelsius?
  • Xcelsius dashboard does not display the customized locale when previewed or exported to Infoview.


  • Xcelsius 2008
  • Dashboard Design 4.0

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create Universe over BEx queries.
  2. Create QAAWS over this Universe.
  3. Launch Xcelsius and create a dashboard by adding QAAWS connection. Go to Data Manager > Add > QAAWS.
  4. Go to File > Export > SAP BusinessObjects Platform.
  5. Change the settings in Windows. Go to “Control Panel” > “Regional and Language options”.
  6. Select English language and customize the setting with “.” as thousand separator and “,” as decimal separator.
  7. Preview the dashboard or export it to Infoview (File > Export > SAP BusinessObjects Platform)

(Note:BusinessObjects Server,BW Server,Xcelsius client has the same locale).


  • This behavior is by design.
  • Workaround is to use Operating System's predefined locale.


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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008