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1976385 - Dashboards based on Query browser connection does not preview locally when exported as SWF


  • SWF files with Query browser connections freezes in "initializing" mode when trying to preview locally.
  • Dashboards with Query browser connection does not work when exported as SWF format locally.


  • Dashboards 4.0, 4.1
  • BI Platform 4.0, 4.1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Dashboards 4.0/4.1 create query using Query browser.
  2. Add some components and create sample dashboards to display the query data.
  3. Save the Dashboards to Repository.
  4. Export the dashboards as SWF format locally.
  5. Preview the SWF in a browser.


Issue is due to flash player security setting.


To get the SWF to work locally with Query browser connection, add the local directory to trusted location. Follow the below steps:

  1. Preview the SWF in browser.
  2. Right Click - Global setting. Go to the Advanced Tab in the pop-up Flash Player window.
  3. In the trusted location add the local directory i.e. C:\
  4. Close the browser and launch the SWF.


Query browser, initializing, Flash Security , KBA , BI-RA-XL , Obsolete: BusinessObjects Dashboards and Presentation Design , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0, feature pack 3 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1