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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Passing values from dashboard to dashboard with Flash Variables

As we have seen in Chapter 6, recipe Creating a slide show we can show .swf files inside a dashboard. If you load a Dashboard Design .swf file into another Dashboard Design dashboard, a big drawback is that it seems impossible to let them have some kind of interaction. Both dashboards of course have their own separated spreadsheet logic.

In this recipe, we will show you how to workaround this problem and pass values from one dashboard to another using Flash Variables.

Getting ready

No preparations are needed for this recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Drag an Input Text component and a SWF Loader component to the canvas.
  2. Go to the spreadsheet and enter in cell A1: Company A. This is the default ...

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