Monday, August 6, 2012

Change the subject area in the all Reports in single shot

XML Search And Replace : Useful option

HI ALL - I am sure that most of you must have already used the feature XML Search and Replace. I happened to use it recently and found very useful. 

I had a subject area "SH1" and many reports were built around it as you can see below.

I was asked to change the name of the subject area SH1 to "Testing Subject Area" and so I went to RPD and renamed the SH1 folder.

And I opened the front end ( Reloaded metadata) and found the subject area name being changed to Testing Subject Area in the Analysis section.

Now I tried to edit the reports which were built on Testing Subject Area ( - The new name of SH1 )

Have a look at the warning : Either you do not have permission to use the subject area SH1 within Answers, or the subject area does not exist

I opened one of the reports shown above and went to Advance tab. Let us see the XML code.

So to resolve this issue - I went to Catalog Manager in Offline Mode and selected the option 
"XML Search/Replace" from the Tools.
I replaced

subjectArea=""Testing Subject Area""

Say OK.
It replaced and showed what all the items were changed.

Satya Ranki Reddy

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