Time Format using text variable with replacement path

Hi Friends,
                             I've used "Text variable with replacement path" to make the column heading dynamic by replacing the values referring from "0calday"...
everything is working fine, but here it is displaying the time format like
YYYYMMDD (20030101), i want it to be displayed DDMMYYYY (01012003) in the column heading... how to make it possible?
pls waiting for ur inputs, it's an urgent...
Regards,
Pattnaik

Hi Satyakam,
In the text variable properties make sure that in the replacment path you have chosen "Text" to appear date as per user setting . Other wise as in your case it must be set to "Key" which always shows in the format YYYYMMDD.
Hope that helps.
Regards
Mr Kapadia

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    Hi Friends,
    Please can any one tell me good scenario where we can use text variable with replacement path..
    i have already searched in forum,but that scenario's i did not under stand.
    Please send.
    i will assign points.
    Thanks in advance.
    Thanks & Regards,

    Hi,
    There is a scenario:
    One has to show, a Period like May 2008 for a report. i.e the report which u r showing is common for May 2008. So u create a text variable on this Fiscal Year Period. When u do this, the Text appears on the Top of the report. So later, whenever u execute a report for a particular month, u get that Header as Jue, July etc etc.
    Its just a header. Text Variable promts u to display the Header with our own uploaded Desire Data.
    Steps.
    1) Edit your query
    2) Right click 'keyfigures' or other structure, choose 'new selection',
    3) beside description there is 'variable' button, click and then choose 'new', a variable screen will come out, type in your variable name, description, choose 'replacement path' for processing by. click 'next'.
    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/ac/789b3c4d4d8d15e10000000a114084/content.htm
    Assign Points if helped
    Thanks
    Edited by: Noor Ahmed khan on Jul 21, 2008 5:43 PM

  • Used of Sap text variable with replacement path in Bo designer

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    Hi,
    Here's a great SDN article, which includes several slides covering u201CWhich BEx features are supported using BICS connectivityu201D : http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/d056e1bc-2794-2e10-959e-8779c5623cc5
    Pages 8 -> 12 cover these topics.
    If your design choices are compliant (supported) then i'd avise opening a support case if this issue persist after checking again on Patch2.11 (release recently)
    Regards,
    H

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    Thanks

    Prashanth,
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    Hi Satyakam,
    In the text variable properties make sure that in the replacment path you have chosen "Text" to appear date as per user setting . Other wise as in your case it must be set to "Key" which always shows in the format YYYYMMDD.
    Hope that helps.
    Regards
    Mr Kapadia

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    hi friends,
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    Hi @ all,
    i have a question regarding "Formula variable with replacement path to another input variable".
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