Variable on navigation attribute

Hi Friends,
    Is it possible to create variable on navigation attribute?if possible we will face any kind of issues?give me u r ideas related to this
Thanks in advance,

You can create variable on a characteristic info object that is present in the cube and not on nav attribute.
Also, nav attributes are a performance dampener. If you can, try to put the characterstic in a dimension of the cube.
Ravi Thothadri

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    Best regards

    Hi Bass,
    Again seems to be a strange issue, if you have two independent characteristic with two different input enabled variables then there is no reason for the variable to not to show up on selection screen.
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    Can I create a Manual Entry/Default Value variable on a navigational attribute?
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    BW Experts,
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  • Doubt on Navigational attribute

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  • Hi all can anyone let me know about navigational attributes?

    hi all,
    Can anyone let me know the importance of navigational attributes with examples.
    if docs pls email at [email protected]

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    Navigational attribute is used for drilling down in the report. We don't need to maintain Navigational attribute in the cube as a characteristic (that is the advantage) to drill down
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    I would like to let the user of a web query enter a value for a navigational attribute of a characteristic in the variable screen. How do I create variables based on nav attributes?
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    HI all ,
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    Srinivas .

    When we make an attribute as navigational..then that attribute behaves exactly like any other
    you can create variables for the same in order to drilldown the query for detailed analysis on navigational attribute level.
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  • F4 Input values for variables based on Navigation Attributes

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    Thanks for your reply. I was on leave for the past 2 days. I have checked as you suggested.
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    Hi all,
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    ***Assigning points is the way to say thanks in SDN.***

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