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This document addresses a few common problems faced in Web Application Designer


Explains solutions for few common problems occurring in Web Application Designer.

Issue 1:

In the Web Application Designer drag and drop is not possible any more once you have installed Internet Explorer 9 on a PC.


If you are using SAP GUI 7.20 currently,  please note that SAP GUI 7.20 is out of maintenance as of 9th of April 2013 as per the following note:

147519 - Maintenance strategy / deadlines for SAP GUI

So, please apply SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 patch 3 and BI 7.0 ADDON FOR SAP GUI 7.30 Patch Level 300 and this should solve this issue.

After applying BI 7.0 ADDON FOR SAP GUI 7.30 Patch Level 300, please do the following as per the note 1726742:
1) Please take the backup for SAPWADMXHTML.dll from the BI Installation folder (Normally the path is
C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Business Explorer\BI)

2) Copy the file SAPWADMXHTML.dll in the attachment of the note 1726742 manually.  For a single client PC please copy the attached
SAPWADMXHTML.dll in the note 1726742 to C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Business Explorer\BI

Issue 2:

When trying to save a Web Template in Web Application Designer, the error message "RSOBJS 171 Unable to generate history entry" occurs:



The reason for this issue is 'Personalization' and 'History'  is not reactivated in SPRO.

Please reactivate the 'Personalization' and 'History' in SPRO:

-> Business Information Warehouse

-> Reporting-relevant Settings

-> General Reporting Settings

-> Activate Personalization in BEX.

or call transaction RS_PERS_ACTIVATE.

Please also refer following SAP Note:

944370 - Unable to generate history entry

Related Content

Related Notes

1668918 : WAD: WAD layout is not editable with Internet Explorer 9

147519 : Maintenance strategy / deadlines for SAP GUI

944370 : Unable to generate history entry

1726742 : SAPBWNews NW 7.x BW Add-On Frontend Patch 300 - GUI 7.30