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2011281 - What is the Web Intelligence Automatic Formula Rewrite Mechanism and how do I use it?


  • Starting in BI 4.1 Support Pack 03, Developers have introduced a Automatic Formula Rewrite Mechanism to automatically correct formulas in Web Intelligence documents that are affected by known calculation engine changes
  • The Mechanism is a set of calculation rules that allow WebI to automatically rewrite report level formulas at view time to workaround known calculation engine changes:
    1. Running Calculations
    2. Where operator on measure
    3. Aggregation functions on individual objects inside a merged object
    4. Running calculation with reset in cross-tables (since 4.1 SP03 Patch 3)



  • SAP Business Intelligence 4.1 SP03 or above (BI 4.x)
  • Web Intelligence (WebI)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1


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