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2016183 - Why is the "Type new value here" text entry fied disabled in Custom Sort for BI 4.x Web Intelligence documents reporting off of OLAP, including SAP BW BEx query, date sources?


  • Web Intelligence (WebI) document reporting off of an OLAP data source, for example SAP BW BEx query via the BI Consumer Services (BICS) driver.
  • Sort is defined for a Dimension and in Manage Sort, a Custom Order for the sort is used.
  • Observe that the "Value to add in list" text entry has "Type new value here" that is grayed out, and new values cannot be entered.
  • Since no new values can be manually entered, the Custom Order is capable of sorting only those values that are returned from the OLAP data source at design time. 



  • SAP BusinesObjects BI Platform 4.0
  • SAP BusinesObjects BI Platform 4.1


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1


Olap, custom sort, BEx, 4.0,4.1, queries, manage sort, BW, BICS, 40, 41, 4.x , KBA , BI-RA-WBI , Web Intelligence , How To

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