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2078152 - List of values does not get filtered when connecting to BEX query using BADI


  • List of values not restricted.
  • Parameter shows all the possible values, despite it should be filtered to only display the value for the specific parameter value.
  • In Dashboard, when refreshing a report based off an SAP BEx Query with a variable that uses BADI to filter the values, it prompts the user with an unfiltered list of values.
  • When viewing the same BEx Query in BEx Analyzer, it displays a restricted list of values. 


  • Dashboard 4.0
  • Dashboard 4.1

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In SAP Netweaver, create a BADI to filter a list of values based on the particular value.
  2. In BEx Query Designer, create a BEx Query and filter the data using one variable that use BADI.
  3. In SAP BEx Analyzer, view the BEx Query, and notice it restrict the List of Values for the variable based on the particular value.
  4. Create a Dashboard off the same BEx query.
  5. When Previewing the Dashboard, the parameter / variable, displays a list of all the values. 


  • BADI is not a supported functionality in Dashboards, and therefore this is why the list of values is not restricted.


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Dashboard, LOV, BADI, Business Add IN, BW. , KBA , BI-RA-XL-DSL , Obsolete: Design-Time, Design on Multi-Source , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1