Add HTML to Analytics dashboards
It would be cool if we could include active HTML in our dashboards.
For example, ibrarians who are reviewing new electronic acquistions could pull up a list of new acquisition and, in a one click, link directly through to the resources. (Currently, they would need to pull down the report, find the URL in the data, then copy and paste that back into the browser)
Additionally, outside images (via <img> tag) could be incorporated into reports for branded presentations.
By default in OBIEE, only Administrators have the right to use HTML in the data format of any column.
This can be remedied simply by adding the HardenXSS element to the Oracle BI Presentation Services Configuration file and setting it to false.
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Chris Jones commented
The only workaround for this seems to be in narrative view - this would be such a big help and smooth the gap between Analytics v Alma inline workflows in several areas, electronic resources, Leganto reading lists and similar where actionable hyperlinks could support workflow steps currently only achievable from extracts or more manual work-arounds.
Dean Lingley commented
Apparently HardenXSS is deprecated... This is the change that needs to be made: http://adventuresinobiee.blogspot.com/2013/05/missing-treat-text-as-options-in-obiee.html