Business Objects - Formatting - Conditional Formatting Using Alerts

How to use conditional formatting using alerts within Business Objects.

You can set up conditions that will automatically format the data in your Web Intelligence documents to alert you to when values fall below or above specific thresholds, or when certain strings appear.

1.  Select the Analysis tab

2.  Select the Conditional sub-tab

3.  Click New Rule to create a new conditional formatting rule

New Rule to create a new conditional formatting rule

4.  Enter a name for the rule in the Name box

5.  In the Filtered Object or Cell field, click the Additional options button button

6.  Select the desired object for the conditional formatting rule

7.  Click Select an Object or a Variable

8.  Select the object or variable from the list of Available objects and click OK

Available Objects

9.  Select an operator from the Operator drop-down list

10.  Type a value in the Operand filed, or click the Additional information icon button to select a value from the list of values.

Screenshot of how to type a vlue in the Operand field.

11.  Click the Format button to change the way you want the values to be formatted if the condition is true. (Default will be to display value in red text)

Formatting Rules Display

a.  To change the font and font style for text, click the Text menu

b.  To add a highlight or background color to the cell, click the Background menu

c.  To add a border to the cell, click the Border menu.

12.  Click OK

13.  to add another conditional rule, click the Add button button.

14.  When all rules have been created, click OK





Keywords:AITS, business objects, formatting, alert   Doc ID:41881
Owner:Stephanie A.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2014-07-16 09:38 CSTUpdated:2016-09-22 14:47 CST
Sites:University of Illinois System
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