Bookmarks in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.4 have undergone some enhancements and here are some of my findings after some extensive testing of the bookmark feature on local mode and on the BusinessObjects Platform.
Changes made to the dashboard (from changing a text to even changing scripting) result in the bookmarks becoming obsolete.
My suggestion would be to use it only when the Dashboard is finalized.
Fragment Bookmarking & Portable Fragment Bookmarking:
|Deleted a component||Component disappears|
|Renamed a component||Component disappears|
|Resized a component||Retains the bookmarked size|
|Changed a Text/format||Retains the bookmarked text/format|
|Renamed a Datasource||Retains the bookmarked Datasource|
|Remapped a different Query to a DataSource||Retains the bookmarked Datasource|
|Changed chart type||Retains the bookmarked chart type|
|Data Selection in Chart||Retains the bookmarked selection|
|Changes in scripting||Unaffected, only current scripting works|
|Selection in Crosstab||Selection not retained|
|Selection in Dropdown*||Retains the bookmarked Selection|
|Dropdown* Items removed||Retains the bookmarked Items|
|Selection in Chart||Inconsistent|
|Selection in Filter Panel/Dropdown||Retains bookmarked selection|
|Filters Applied**||Retains bookmarked filter|
|Context Menu enabled***||Retained|
Note: Custom components can also be bookmarked using the two methods we’ve discussed.
* Also applies for Radio Button, List Box, Checkbox group.
** Given that the Selector is within the Panel bookmarked, the filter applied can also be changed.
*** If the technical component is present in target dashboard in case of Portable Fragments.
The same scenario has to be tested on the SAP NetWeaver platform.