I want to give an option to user to upload a file (he will be able to browse to a specific file he want to upload). Helmut HeimannOliver BeirneSimon Scullion@
if I understood correctly you want to give the user the ability to start the upload-process himself--possibly first selecting the years he wants to upload, right?
That could be done using a procedure to start the datareader, making this procedure available to the end-user via a button or label, thus giving him the opportunity to start the process at his own convenience.
But, keep in mind that the location of the source file ist set in the datareader itself and that path can't be changed by a non-developer.
Hi Sanjay Bindhani,
in order to understand better what you're trying to achieve:
The first option would mean loading the desired file into a BLOB cube whilst the second might not be achieved at all, since usually the path to upload data from is depending on the %BOARDPATH%. You could only change that directly in the DataReader configuration--and that's neither accessible to a non-developer nor does it have an option for using a variable on the filename.
I m currently developing a budget model for a client and he need the flexibility to upload the file by his own and do the budgeting. He has past years data from which, according to his requirement, he will chose from the past years data and upload into Board and he will do his budgeting for next year.
Hi Sanjay Bindhani if the user is a Power user (which of course may not be the case) then there is always the option to use The Data Fast Track . I'm not sure though if it is possible to only allow such a user to add data only and not entities or relationships.
Another solution might be to use excel addin. Create layout in excel using the cube(s) where data should be loaded into, then enable data entry and just copy paste the data to be uploaded into it...
Another simple way is to create a blob cube of the correct type then put it in a dataview with 'data entry' enabled.
The user can select and attach a file, or files, to the dataview as normal, these being saved in the blob cube.
Write a simple procedure that the user can trigger that extracts the blob cube. When configuring the extract cube step, just ignore the 'Path/File' setting, Board will not use it anyway. Similarly leave the 'Tab delimited' setting blank.
The xlsx files will end up in the a sub-folder called 'blobs' in the dataset folder for the database concerned.
I guess you will probably need to ensure that their security profile can execute security critical procedures.
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