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If these don't exist in the <appSettings> section they can be added.
 
If these don't exist in the <appSettings> section they can be added.
  
*<code>StartupReport</code> - Replaces the default startup page with the specified report. The report should be in the form:
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{{TableHeader}}
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!Setting name!!Description!!Valid values
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|{{Code|AllowGuest}}||Not currently used.||
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|-
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|{{Code|AllowHtmlColon}}||Allows outputting or raw html into workbooks.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|AlwaysHideButtons}}||Comma delimited list of toolbar buttons to hide.||SubmitChanges, Print, SaveToExcel, SaveToPowerPoint, SaveToRepository, SaveParameters, Refresh, ToggleSlicerTaskPane
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|{{Code|AnalysisServicesAzureAlwaysPromptUserNameAndPassword }}||Forces the logon prompt On/Off even if the published report did not require a password. Useful if Excel connections are integrated with AAD but web requires users to enter their credentials.||True/False
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|{{Code|ApplicationUrl}}||The URL that the users use to access the application. Can usually be left blank.||e.g. <nowiki>https://myapplication.example.org/xlcubedweb</nowiki><br />e.g. <nowiki>/xlcubedweb</nowiki>
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|{{Code|AutoReloadOnSessionTimeout}}||Allows the report to be automatically reloaded if a user allows their session to time out.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|ClearLevelsMovedToFilters}}||Where an entire level is selected on an axis (potentially a large number of members), and is dragged onto the slicer, the selection is changed to the default member (Typically 'All'). This is to prevent users accidentally creating a very slow running query by individually aggregating all the members dragged to the slicer||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|CommentReverseChronology}}||Change the order comments are displayed.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|CustomHelpUrl}}||Allows you to direct your users to a custom help portal you have created.||e.g. <nowiki>https://otherserver.example.org/xlcubedhelp</nowiki>
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|{{Code|CustomerLogo}}||Allows you to include a custom logo in the XLCubedWeb header area. The image must be under 32px in height.||e.g. <nowiki>https://otherserver.example.org/companylogo.png</nowiki>
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|-
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|{{Code|DefaultChartSeries}}||The default number of series to chart on an ad-hoc report.||Integer
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|{{Code|DefaultCulture}}||The backup culture where it cannot be retrieved from the browser.||e.g. en-US
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|{{Code|DefaultFormatString}}||The default format string to use before the user has set one.||e.g. 0.00
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|{{Code|DirectoryServicesSizeLimit}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|DisplaySystemMemProps}}||Show system member properties available for selection.||True/False
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|{{Code|DocumentDomain}}||Used when embedding XLCubed within an iframe on a different server.||e.g. otherservice.example.org
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|-
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|{{Code|DrillthroughAbsoluteMaxRows}}||maximum permitted rows on a drillthrough||Integer
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|{{Code|DrillthroughDefaultMaxRows}}||default maximum rows on a drillthrough||Integer
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|-
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|{{Code|GoogleMapsJavascriptUri}}||Allows specifying a non-default location for the map javascript. Useful when google.com is not reachable, e.g. in China. (from [[Version 8.1]])||e.g. maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false&v=3.9
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|-
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|{{Code|GoogleMapsMarkerManJavascriptUri}}||Allows specifying a non-default location for the map javascript. Useful when google.com is not reachable, e.g. in China. (from [[Version 8.1]])||e.g. google-maps-utility-library-v3.googlecode.com/svn/tags/markermanager/1.0/src/markermanager_packed.js
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|{{Code|KeepAlive}}||New in [[Version 8.1]]. Set to True to allow XLCubed to make a web request to the server every minute to keep the session alive, and stop open reports from expiring.||True/False
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|{{Code|LogErrors}}||Write errors to the Error.log file.||True/False
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|{{Code|LogPerformance}}||For debug only.||True/False
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|{{Code|MapUseHttps}}||Specifies that XLCubed should use HTTPS links to map scripts. Can usually be left blank.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|MaxChartSeries}}||The maximum number of series to chart on an ad-hoc report.||Integer
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|-
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|{{Code|MemberRetrieveCount}}||The number of members to retrieve at a time when a tree is expanded. Default is 250.||Integer
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|{{Code|PdfConverterPassword}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|PdfConverterUserName}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|PdfHostWebBrowser}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|PdfRenderer}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|PdfSetCookie}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|PdfUseAppPoolUserForPdfConversion}}||True to use the IIS configured application pool user for creating the PDF during the PDF print; false uses the impersonated user. Must be true for 64-bit application pools.||True/False
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|{{Code|PdfUseAppPoolUserForXpsPrint}}||True to use the IIS configured application pool user for creating the XPS during the PDF print; false uses the impersonated user. Must be true for 64-bit application pools.||True/False
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|{{Code|PdfXpsDriver}}||The XPS driver for creating the XPS during the PDF print.||Usually Microsoft XPS Document Writer
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|-
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|{{Code|PowerBiCloudAlwaysPromptUserNameAndPassword}}||Forces the logon prompt On/Off even if the published report did not require a password. Useful if Excel connections are integrated with AAD but web requires users to enter their credentials.||True/False
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|{{Code|ProgressBarCss}}||Custom css class for the progress image. Built in values are "xl3-progress" (the standard position) and "xl3-progress-center" (which centers the image).||e.g. xl3-progress-center
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|{{Code|ProgressBarUrl}}||Sets a custom image for the progress bar.||e.g. <nowiki>https://otherserver.example.org/progress.gif</nowiki>
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|-
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|{{Code|QueryActiveDirectory}}||Used to display the user name on homepage.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|RepositioryRootUNC}}||No longer supported - listed for compatibility reasons. To create a shared repository, use [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link MKLink] to replace the folder with a Symbolic Link to a network share.||
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|{{Code|RespositoryFileMenu}}||New in Version 8.1.23. Enable or disable "Delete/Rename" right-click options on a file.||True/False
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|{{Code|RespositoryFolderMenu}}||New in Version 8.1.23. Enable or disable "Delete/Rename" right-click options on a folder.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|SearchDefaultType}}||The default search type to be used in the membe selector quick search.||Possible values are Equals, BeginsWith, Contains. Default value is BeginsWith.
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|{{Code|SQLRepositoryConnectionString}}||The connection string used to connect to the [[SQL Repository]].||e.g. Data Source=sql.example.org;Initial Catalog=XLCubedWeb;Integrated Security=True
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|{{Code|SharePointOnlyEncryptedUrls}}||If enabled then only encrypted paths are allowed for showing embedded SharePoint report.||True/False
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|{{Code|SharePointUseRepository}}||Whether to use SharePoint for the repository.||True/False
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|{{Code|SharePointServerUrl}}||The SharePoint server to use for the repository.||e.g. <nowiki>http://sharepoint</nowiki>
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|{{Code|ShowErrorMessages}}||Show detailed error messages or just a reference to the log file.||True/False
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|{{Code|ShowReportsBeforeFolders}}||New in [[Version 8.1]]. Set to True to display reports before sub-folders.||True/False
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|{{Code|StartupReport}}||Replaces the default startup page with the specified report.||e.g. Reports/StartupReport.xml
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|{{Code|StopImpersonatingDuringDataAccess}}||Stops impersonation during multidimensional data access. Connection will be made as the AppPool user instead.||True/False
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|{{Code|StopImpersonatingDuringRelationalDataAccess }}||Stops impersonation during relational data access. Connection will be made as the AppPool user instead.||True/False
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|{{Code|TwoPassQueryMaxTupleCount}}||The maximum number of tuples to submit at once for formula queries.||Integer
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|-
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|{{Code|UnmapConnectionsOnExport}}||Controls whether connections are unmapped when a user downloads a file, default is True.||True/False
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|{{Code|UseAppPoolUserForSQLRepository}}||Whether to use the application pool user to connect to the [[SQL Repository]].||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|UseAppPoolUserForSharepointDownload}}||Whether to use the application pool user to download from SharePoint.||True/False
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|-
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|{{Code|UsePathsForSQLRepository}}||New in [[Version 8.1]]. Set to True so that the "Get URL" of reports selected in the web user interface or the SharePoint web part are referred to using the path rather than a Guid when running the [[SQL Repository]].||True/False
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|{{Code|V5FormatFileLocation}}||Not currently used.||
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|{{Code|WithMembersOnWhere}}||Formula engine option to control MDX generation, puts aggregates in the where clause. Mimics the same option from Excel.||True/False
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|{{Code|WritebackTimeout}}||Writeback timeout in milliseconds||Integer
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|-
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|{{Code|XL3LastCubeUpdateVolatile}}||Whether the [[XL3LastCubeUpdate]] formula should be volatile.||True/False
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|{{Code|X_UA_Compatible_IE}}||Sets the X-UA-Compatible meta tag, which forces compatibility rendering in Internet Explorer.||e.g. Edge
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{{TableFooter}}
  
    <add key="StartupReport" value="Folder/reportname.xml"/>
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===Standard IIS Options===
  
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The following are standard IIS/.Net options which may be of interest
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*<code>executionTimeout</code> Extends the request timeout in case of long running queries.
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** Amend the httpRuntime element, e.g. <code><httpRuntime ... executionTimeout="120" /></code>
  
*<code>CustomHelpUrl</code> - Allows you to direct your users to a custom help portal you have created.
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=== PDF Printing Configuration ===
*<code>ProgressBarUrl</code> - Sets a custom image for the progress bar.
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''To configure the web edition to use the impersonated user instead of the application pool user, see [[XLCubed Web Edition Installation Guide/Version 7.1#PDF Printing Configuration|Version 7.1 instructions]].''
*<code>ProgressBarCss</code> - Custom css class for the progress image. Built in values are "xl3-progress", the standard position and "xl3-progress-center" which centers the image.
 
*<code>AllowHtmlColon</code> - Allows outputting or raw html into workbooks. True/False.
 
*<code>ShowReportsBeforeFolders</code> - New in [[Version 8.1]]. Set to True to display reports before sub-folders
 
*<code>UsePathsForSQLRepository</code> - New in [[Version 8.1]]. Set to True so that the "Get URL" or reports selected in the SharePoint web part are referred to using the path rather then a Guid when running the [[SQL Repository]]
 
  
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# Set {{Code|PdfUseAppPoolUserForXpsPrint}} and {{Code|PdfUseAppPoolUserForPdfConversion}} to true
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# Ensure the application pool user has read and write access to the "Temp" folder, \inetpub\wwwroot\xlcubedweb\temp
  
[[Categories:Web Edition]]
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=== Data Configuration Settings ===
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Updating [[Data Configuration Settings]] may be done to affect connection behaviour by advanced users, although it is ''not'' recommended to do this without advice from XLCubed support.
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[[Category:Web Edition]]
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[[Category:Installation]]

Latest revision as of 16:14, 25 July 2019

There are several settings that administrators can edit in the web.config file to alter the default behaviour of XLCubedWeb.

If these don't exist in the <appSettings> section they can be added.

Setting name Description Valid values
AllowGuest Not currently used.
AllowHtmlColon Allows outputting or raw html into workbooks. True/False
AlwaysHideButtons Comma delimited list of toolbar buttons to hide. SubmitChanges, Print, SaveToExcel, SaveToPowerPoint, SaveToRepository, SaveParameters, Refresh, ToggleSlicerTaskPane
AnalysisServicesAzureAlwaysPromptUserNameAndPassword  Forces the logon prompt On/Off even if the published report did not require a password. Useful if Excel connections are integrated with AAD but web requires users to enter their credentials. True/False
ApplicationUrl The URL that the users use to access the application. Can usually be left blank. e.g. https://myapplication.example.org/xlcubedweb
e.g. /xlcubedweb
AutoReloadOnSessionTimeout Allows the report to be automatically reloaded if a user allows their session to time out. True/False
ClearLevelsMovedToFilters Where an entire level is selected on an axis (potentially a large number of members), and is dragged onto the slicer, the selection is changed to the default member (Typically 'All'). This is to prevent users accidentally creating a very slow running query by individually aggregating all the members dragged to the slicer True/False
CommentReverseChronology Change the order comments are displayed. True/False
CustomHelpUrl Allows you to direct your users to a custom help portal you have created. e.g. https://otherserver.example.org/xlcubedhelp
CustomerLogo Allows you to include a custom logo in the XLCubedWeb header area. The image must be under 32px in height. e.g. https://otherserver.example.org/companylogo.png
DefaultChartSeries The default number of series to chart on an ad-hoc report. Integer
DefaultCulture The backup culture where it cannot be retrieved from the browser. e.g. en-US
DefaultFormatString The default format string to use before the user has set one. e.g. 0.00
DirectoryServicesSizeLimit Not currently used.
DisplaySystemMemProps Show system member properties available for selection. True/False
DocumentDomain Used when embedding XLCubed within an iframe on a different server. e.g. otherservice.example.org
DrillthroughAbsoluteMaxRows maximum permitted rows on a drillthrough Integer
DrillthroughDefaultMaxRows default maximum rows on a drillthrough Integer
GoogleMapsJavascriptUri Allows specifying a non-default location for the map javascript. Useful when google.com is not reachable, e.g. in China. (from Version 8.1) e.g. maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false&v=3.9
GoogleMapsMarkerManJavascriptUri Allows specifying a non-default location for the map javascript. Useful when google.com is not reachable, e.g. in China. (from Version 8.1) e.g. google-maps-utility-library-v3.googlecode.com/svn/tags/markermanager/1.0/src/markermanager_packed.js
KeepAlive New in Version 8.1. Set to True to allow XLCubed to make a web request to the server every minute to keep the session alive, and stop open reports from expiring. True/False
LogErrors Write errors to the Error.log file. True/False
LogPerformance For debug only. True/False
MapUseHttps Specifies that XLCubed should use HTTPS links to map scripts. Can usually be left blank. True/False
MaxChartSeries The maximum number of series to chart on an ad-hoc report. Integer
MemberRetrieveCount The number of members to retrieve at a time when a tree is expanded. Default is 250. Integer
PdfConverterPassword Not currently used.
PdfConverterUserName Not currently used.
PdfHostWebBrowser Not currently used.
PdfRenderer Not currently used.
PdfSetCookie Not currently used.
PdfUseAppPoolUserForPdfConversion True to use the IIS configured application pool user for creating the PDF during the PDF print; false uses the impersonated user. Must be true for 64-bit application pools. True/False
PdfUseAppPoolUserForXpsPrint True to use the IIS configured application pool user for creating the XPS during the PDF print; false uses the impersonated user. Must be true for 64-bit application pools. True/False
PdfXpsDriver The XPS driver for creating the XPS during the PDF print. Usually Microsoft XPS Document Writer
PowerBiCloudAlwaysPromptUserNameAndPassword Forces the logon prompt On/Off even if the published report did not require a password. Useful if Excel connections are integrated with AAD but web requires users to enter their credentials. True/False
ProgressBarCss Custom css class for the progress image. Built in values are "xl3-progress" (the standard position) and "xl3-progress-center" (which centers the image). e.g. xl3-progress-center
ProgressBarUrl Sets a custom image for the progress bar. e.g. https://otherserver.example.org/progress.gif
QueryActiveDirectory Used to display the user name on homepage. True/False
RepositioryRootUNC No longer supported - listed for compatibility reasons. To create a shared repository, use MKLink to replace the folder with a Symbolic Link to a network share.
RespositoryFileMenu New in Version 8.1.23. Enable or disable "Delete/Rename" right-click options on a file. True/False
RespositoryFolderMenu New in Version 8.1.23. Enable or disable "Delete/Rename" right-click options on a folder. True/False
SearchDefaultType The default search type to be used in the membe selector quick search. Possible values are Equals, BeginsWith, Contains. Default value is BeginsWith.
SQLRepositoryConnectionString The connection string used to connect to the SQL Repository. e.g. Data Source=sql.example.org;Initial Catalog=XLCubedWeb;Integrated Security=True
SharePointOnlyEncryptedUrls If enabled then only encrypted paths are allowed for showing embedded SharePoint report. True/False
SharePointUseRepository Whether to use SharePoint for the repository. True/False
SharePointServerUrl The SharePoint server to use for the repository. e.g. http://sharepoint
ShowErrorMessages Show detailed error messages or just a reference to the log file. True/False
ShowReportsBeforeFolders New in Version 8.1. Set to True to display reports before sub-folders. True/False
StartupReport Replaces the default startup page with the specified report. e.g. Reports/StartupReport.xml
StopImpersonatingDuringDataAccess Stops impersonation during multidimensional data access. Connection will be made as the AppPool user instead. True/False
StopImpersonatingDuringRelationalDataAccess  Stops impersonation during relational data access. Connection will be made as the AppPool user instead. True/False
TwoPassQueryMaxTupleCount The maximum number of tuples to submit at once for formula queries. Integer
UnmapConnectionsOnExport Controls whether connections are unmapped when a user downloads a file, default is True. True/False
UseAppPoolUserForSQLRepository Whether to use the application pool user to connect to the SQL Repository. True/False
UseAppPoolUserForSharepointDownload Whether to use the application pool user to download from SharePoint. True/False
UsePathsForSQLRepository New in Version 8.1. Set to True so that the "Get URL" of reports selected in the web user interface or the SharePoint web part are referred to using the path rather than a Guid when running the SQL Repository. True/False
V5FormatFileLocation Not currently used.
WithMembersOnWhere Formula engine option to control MDX generation, puts aggregates in the where clause. Mimics the same option from Excel. True/False
WritebackTimeout Writeback timeout in milliseconds Integer
XL3LastCubeUpdateVolatile Whether the XL3LastCubeUpdate formula should be volatile. True/False
X_UA_Compatible_IE Sets the X-UA-Compatible meta tag, which forces compatibility rendering in Internet Explorer. e.g. Edge

Standard IIS Options

The following are standard IIS/.Net options which may be of interest

  • executionTimeout Extends the request timeout in case of long running queries.
    • Amend the httpRuntime element, e.g. <httpRuntime ... executionTimeout="120" />

PDF Printing Configuration

To configure the web edition to use the impersonated user instead of the application pool user, see Version 7.1 instructions.

  1. Set PdfUseAppPoolUserForXpsPrint and PdfUseAppPoolUserForPdfConversion to true
  2. Ensure the application pool user has read and write access to the "Temp" folder, \inetpub\wwwroot\xlcubedweb\temp

Data Configuration Settings

Updating Data Configuration Settings may be done to affect connection behaviour by advanced users, although it is not recommended to do this without advice from XLCubed support.