OBIEE 11g|12c: Cannot Create an Action Link to a Web Page With Parameters When Using IE11 (Doc ID 2142394.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.9.0 to 12.2.1.1.0 [Release 11g to 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An Action Link to a Web page with Parameters cannot be created | saved when using Internet Explorer 11 [IE11].  Clicking the [OK] button does not respond | does nothing. 

For example, with SampleAppLite:-

  1. Click New > Analysis ... Select A-Sample Sales > Time.T05 Per Name Year

  2.  In the Criteria tab > On T05 Per Name Year, click Column Properties
    In the Interaction tab > For Value - Primary Interaction, select "Action Links" and click the Add Action Link icon.

  3. In the New Action Link window > Click the Create New Action icon, and select "Navigate to a Web Page"

    Back in the New Action Link window > Set Link Text = My Action Link, and click the [OK] button
    • In the Create New Action window > Set URL = http://www.google.com/?gws_rd=@{1} and click the [Define Parameters] button
    • In the Define Parameters section, click the Add Parameter icon, set the following, and click the [OK] button:

      • Name = 1
      • Prompt = gws_rd
      • Value = Column Value = Time.T05 Per Name Year

  4. Back in the New Action Link window > Set Link Text = My Action Link, and click the [OK] button


    With IE11, clicking the [OK] button in step #4 has no effect; that is, "nothing" happens.

    With other web browsers (such as Chrome), clicking the [OK] button will close the New Action Link window, and see the Action Link will be created / shown in the Interaction tab.

Cause

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