In the Structure Properties dialog box, you can change the description of a structure and get information on the technical name and the last changes made to the structure.
The Structure Properties dialog box is divided into tab pages, each covering different settings.
The name of the structure appears automatically here. You can overwrite this text.
Use Standard Text: Using this setting, you can specify that the default value is always to be used. In this case, the default value is Key Figures for key figure structures and Structure for characteristic structures.
If the structure has been saved as a reusable structure, the technical name of the structure is displayed here and you can no longer change it.
You can enter a technical name for local structures. However, this is optional.
Note that the technical name must be unique across all queries.
For access from external interfaces (such as Crystal Reports, from URLs or using OLE DB for OLAP), a technical name is necessary for structures, since the structure is considered a table field and has to be uniquely accessible. If you do not enter a technical name, the unique ID (UID) is used for access from external interfaces for uniquely identifying the structure. However, the UID has 25 characters, which can lead to problems when changing queries.
You can also change the technical name. When you do so, a warning appears that tells you that when you use the structure in external interfaces, the references can be destroyed.
If you made a setting for zero row/column suppression in the query properties, this setting is not transferred automatically to the structures that you use in the query. If you want to suppress rows or columns that contain zeros for this structure, select Apply Zero Row/Column Suppression to This Structure.
For more information about the setting options for Suppressing Zero Rows/Columns, see Query Properties.
This is where you can see details of the owner and person who last changed the structure, as well as the corresponding data and time that the structure was changed. This information can be useful since structures deal with reusable objects.
Select a structure. In the Properties screen area, the properties dialog for the structure appears. You can also select multiple structures and set the properties simultaneously. You can use Display/Change to set whether or not the properties of the structure can be changed. If you enter an invalid value, a warning is displayed beside the property and a text that helps you to resolve the error is displayed in the Messages screen area.
You use the Technical Names function to show or hide the technical names of the query components (InfoObjects, structures, variables, and so on). By clicking the arrow to the right of this function, you can choose between display types Text, (Key) Text, Text (Key), and (Key)
You can save your settings by choosing Save.
If you want to change the properties of a reusable structure, select it and choose Display/Change in the Properties screen area. You can save your settings by choosing Save.