Tips & Tricks #11: The URL path is not visible in the report properties dialog box in MicroStrategy Web
Each report and document has a URL path that could be used to directly execute the object when pasted in the browser address bar. The URL path can be found in the properties section when a user right-clicks on the object.
The expected view of that window is as follows:
The view observed by some users without the link feature:
The required feature is not enabled in the MicroStrategy Web Admin page.
- Navigate to the MicroStrategy Web Admin page.
- Select ‘Security’ on the left-hand side.
- Under ‘URL’, enable the feature – “Session information is included on the URL”.
If the session information setting should remain off for security reasons, use the Show Link feature as shown below.
MicroStrategy Knowledgebase Technical Note 39787, Updated July 22, 2013.
Tips & Tricks #7: How to Enable or Disable Match Case Sensitivity for Prompts using MicroStrategy Web
Believe it or not, this is a question I get asked a lot by clients. Based on their requirements or data, many clients do not want the Match Case Sensitivity check box preference enabled to begin with when they are prompted. Fortunately for us, the solution to this is fairly simple as I show below.
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Match Case Sensitivity Preference
When you run certain prompt types in MicroStrategy Web, the interface offers a search option followed by a Match Case Sensitivity check box.
This functionality allows users to search for specific elements within the prompt’s available answers. To allow even more flexibility, the check box allows the user to restrict the search results only to those that match the case entered. In the screenshot below, you can see the check box is enabled (checked) and case sensitivity will be matched.
However, you can control whether this option is enabled or disabled by default for all prompts by setting the following preference in MicroStrategy Web.
This option is under Preferences, Project Defaults, Prompts.
Don’t forget to press the Apply button for the changes to take place.
Now, in the screenshot below, you can see the check box is disabled (unchecked) and case sensitivity will not be matched.