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How to drill down from one EXCEL spreadsheet to another EXCEL spreadsheet
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My users want to drill down from one spreadsheet to the detail in another spreadsheet. How can this be done and not get the error: "A document with the name 'ibiweb.exe' is already open"?
 
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Hi EDK,

Has this issue regarding drilldown in EXCEL been resolved? Did link suggested by codemonkey help you?

I ran some search on Information Builders' online documents as well as old Focal Point posts and came across the following topics which may be of interest:

How to perform a conditional drilldown based on format?
http://techsupport.informationbuilders.com/sps/93371080.html

Maintain: How to perform a DrillDown to a FOCEXEC
http://techsupport.informationbuilders.com/sps/90341038.html
(Though this is a HTML example, I hope this can be somewhat helpful to your question.)

Known Problems
Summary: Unable to open Multiple EXL2K output easily.
http://techsupport.informationbuilders.com/known_problems/90201026.html


drilldown in excel - back button not working fine
http://forums.informationbuilders.com/eve/forums/a/...621097331#9621097331

Drill down with Excel, PDF and HTML option
http://forums.informationbuilders.com/eve/forums/a/...1067331/r/4491067331


To get a better understanding of the issue, please let us know, is the user running the report in MRE or in ReportCaster? What release of WebFOCUS is in use? CGI or Servlet? Does the drilldown work fine in PDF and/or HTML? Please provide as much details as possible.

Thanks in advance for sharing, and hope this helps.

Cheers, Big Grin

Kerry


Kerry Zhan
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Information Builders, Inc.
 
Posts: 1950 | Location: New York | Registered: November 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We have a new twist on this older issue:

1.) The Excel drilldown from summary to details works great in the MRE and DevStudio.

2.) However, when the focexec is selected from our BI Dashboard the drilldown does not work.

3.) Based on some InfoResponse informaton we have tried variations on these FOCEXURLS

SET FOCEXURL=http://localhost/ibi_apps/WFServlet
SET FOCEXURL=http://ourcoservername.ourcomp.com:28500/ibi_apps/WFServlet (company named not appearing; portal number does appear)

Variations: single quotes, semi-colon at the end

We are getting an HTML error message: "Unable to open" + server name + various &variables for drilldown + fex

4.) It gets more interesting - the drilldown works fine from AHTML.


Side bar item for Kerry:

In your last response to this item you included this link. The link is no longer out there in InfoResponse.

Known Problems
Summary: Unable to open Multiple EXL2K output easily.
http://techsupport.informationbuilders.com/known_problems/90201026.html

Thanks in advance for anybody who can crack this one!


Sandy Kadish
Dev: 8.2.04- PostgreSQL
Test: 8.2.04 - PostgreSQL
Prod: 8.2.04 - PostgreSQL
 
Posts: 239 | Location: Orlando, FL / Baltimore, MD | Registered: May 06, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi Sandy,

Thanks for letting me know. I have been checking with internal pepole regarding the status of this document. I will keep you and everyone posted on what I hear.

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Cheers,

Kerry


Kerry Zhan
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Information Builders, Inc.
 
Posts: 1950 | Location: New York | Registered: November 16, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have had an several open cases with IBI for about 9 months on this subject. Can you say Frustrated? Frowner


In Focus since 1993. WebFOCUS 7.7.03 Win 2003
 
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