Monthly Archives: February 2011

change (increase/decrease) drop-down control width of Pivot Pages, Dashboard or column filter prompts in OBIEE


Hello Everybody,

Today i have a requirement to change(increase/decrease) width of drop down controls from Pivot Pages, Column filter prompts, dashboard prompts.. etc.

Generally, drop down width will be controlled by the maximum width of values in drop-down.
If you want to set the width to be static and fixed one, then go for this approach:

I must be thankful to my colleague Sravanthi Nuthi for helping me here..

Here we go..

1. Go and edit the views.css file properties located at:

•    <BI_HOME>:\OracleBI\web\app\res\s_oracle10\b_mozilla_4\views.css
•    <BI_HOME>:\OracleBI\oc4j_bi\j2ee\home\applications\analytics\analytics\res\s_oracle10\b_mozilla_4\views.css

2. locate this code:

font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 8pt;

3. Edit above property to:

width: 120px;  /* Add this property and set width to desired value */
font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 8pt;

4. Restart OC4J/web server service where analytics is hosting..

Note: This change will affect all across bi environment.

Kishore Guggilla.