Use runtime parameters for dynamic Query Variables or Dimension Filters.

Create Runtime Parameters #

Follow the steps below to create runtime parameters:

  1. In the main window of the component click Edit Runtime Parameters. The window “Edit Runtime Parameters” opens.
    Edit runtime parameters
  2. Click [Add Scalar] to define scalar parameters to be used as placeholders for actual values.
    Click [Add List] to define list parameters that contain multiple values separated by commas e.g., 1,10 or “1”, “10”.
    The placeholders need to be populated with actual values at extraction runtime.
    Tip: Parameter0..-n is the default naming for the added parameter. You can enter a name of your choice.
  3. Select one of the following data types from the drop-down menu. The data types may correlate to SAP data types.
    • Text: Can be used for any type of SAP selection field.
    • Number: Can be used for numeric SAP selection fields.
    • Flag: Can only be used for SAP selection fields, which require an ‘X’ (true) or a blank ‘‘ (false) as input value.
    • List (string): Can only be used for SAP selection fields that allow multiple input values.
  4. Click [OK] to confirm.

Runtime parameters are overwritten at runtime, see Extraction Parameters - Custom

Note: In the BWCube component, runtime parameters usually represent key values. The filter options of BWCube do not support filtering text descriptions.

Assign Runtime Parameters #

Follow the steps below to assign the runtime parameters to variables or dimension filters.

  1. To use the runtime parameters as variables, click [Edit Variables] in the main window of the component. The window “Edit variables…” opens, see Variables.
    To use the runtime parameters as dimension filters, right-click a dimension in the main window of the component, then click Edit Filters. The window “Member Filter” opens, see Setting a Dimension Filter.
  2. Click the icon next to the input field to switch from static values ( Assign parameters) to runtime parameters ( Assign parameters). If no icon is available, create a runtime parameter.
    Selection With Parameters
  3. Select a runtime parameter from the dropdown-list (5).
  4. Click [OK] to confirm the input.