Release Date: November 18, 2018
Review these sections to see the new features, enhancements, and bug fixes for this release:
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Update to underlying reporting engine (SAP BusinessObjects)
The underlying reporting engine (SAP BusinessObjects) powering WorldShare Reports and Report Designer will be upgraded to a new support package on 18 November 2018. This upgrade includes some infrastructure changes and a few other noticeable features. Users may see the following changes after the upgrade.
A new next option will appear when creating a new Report Designer document on the Create a Document screen, as well as on the Query Panel under Add Query. In both cases, this new option should be ignored as it doesn’t serve a function in WorldShare Reports or Report Designer.
Scheduling Options - Delivery Rules
There are two new Delivery Rule options when scheduling a report in Report Designer.
First, users can elect that scheduled reports are only delivered if the content of the report has been successfully refreshed and is not partial. If this condition is not met, user can choose for Report Designer to return either a “Warning” or “Failed” error message in the report’s history.
The second option allows users to set a rule that scheduled reports are only delivered if they contain data. Known Issue: Some provided standard reports may not be able to utilize this option, as they have complex queries that may not correctly trigger the “no data” inaction.
Both options allow users to choose for Report Designer to return either a “Warning” or “Failed” error message in the report’s history if the condition is not met. A “Warning” error will not stop the report from being delivered, while the “Failed” error will actually suppress the delivery of the report file.
Scheduling Options - Formats
There are three new output formats when scheduling reports:
Users can now add a description when creating a variable:
Time Dimension on Date Fields
Time dimensions can be created on any date field in Report Designer, by right-clicking on the date field in the Available Objects list:
Additional Chart Types
Three additional chart types are available: