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.
Here is another blog re-post from my friend, Bryan Brandow’s MicroStrategy site.
If you want to directly visit Bryan old site, the URL is http://www.bryanbrandow.com.
Bryan originally posted this on July 22, 2011.
Removing Sections of a Report via URL API
While working with the Web SDK to try to make a small customization, I stumbled on a pretty useful set of URL API codes that allow you to quickly modify the Report Page by removing various elements. While such customizations are common, I wasn’t aware that they were available out of the box. I would think that these would be very useful in doing simple linking to reports via an IFrame from another application, such as a Portal.
The trick to get the URL for a Report by right clicking it in Web, choosing Properties, and then copying the Link at the bottom. Now, locate the src section of the URL:
and add in one of the transforms just before the .4001.
Available transforms that I’ve found:
Unfortunately, these are actual transforms and not flags, so you can’t mix and match to fit your needs (for example, if you only want to hide the toolbar, reportNoToolbar will NOT work). Those are the only 4 that you can use that I’ve found, but they may be handy in a pinch and best of all, not require customization work to use.
Another method of doing this that does let you pick and choose and supports documents as well:
Place that code in the URL, for example (Note: I have shown this on multiple lines. You should paste this in as one long line with no line breaks):
List of options (case-sensitive):
Bryan’s Blog Entry Link: http://www.bryanbrandow.com/2011/07/removing-sections-of-report-via-url-api.html