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1852783 - Processing of Variables on Refresh


A query uses a variable with processing type 'Customer Exit', 'SAP Exit' or 'Authorizations' and you are facing one of the following problems:

  • You run this query and after some navigation steps you call the variable screen (e.g. button 'Change Variable Values' in Bex Analyzer). In such a case, the system either processes the variables again (e.g. it calls the customer exit) or uses the values of the navigation state. You don't to know how you can control this.
  • The query is embedded in a workbook (or used in a Query View). When the workbook is refreshed, the system has (again) two possibilities: it either can process the variables again or use the values which are stored in the workbook. It is unclear which query and workbook properties need to be set in order to get the desired behavior.
  • The query is used in Analysis Office and changing prompts does not work as expected.
  • All of the above seems to work only on initial execution, subsequent refresh does not meet expectations.



SAP BW 7.x and upwards



SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.5 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0


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