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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 Web Query
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 22, 2020

Db2 Web Query for i - report moving/copying without breaking drill links

In most IT environments, developers create objects, test them, then move to production. In the case of Web Query, this could be multiple partitions or simply folders.
When reports are moved or copied in BI Portal of WQ, they retain pointer (drill linkages) to original location. Today, you must manually edit each report to change from old folder to new folder location.

Auto-Drill doesn't have the issue, because it is single report. Auto-linking could be confusing because items you did not expect to be linked might show up?

What would be ideal, is when you select three reports and copy them to a new Target folder, the BI portal logic could locate the paths in the Source reports Fex code and change them in the Target location.


Use Case:

Let's assume we have 4 reports in a development folder. Report-1 is linked to Report-2, R3, R4 by InfoAssist drill-down. When I copy/paste Report-1 from the Development folder to the Production folder, in the BI portal, the drill-down linkage remains pointed to the subordinate reports in the Development folder.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Jul 30, 2020

    The issue is understood.