Customer asked for line breaks in analysis. This was basically covered before for example here by obiee10grevisited.blogspot.com but I felt it needs so more examples.
(done in OBIEE 188.8.131.52.140527)
Lets create a simple Analysis with 2 column, on of them the string I want line breaks in. The mark for line breaks in OBIEE is <br>. So my formula is: 'Hello<br>people'
This is the formula:
To force <br> to work we will set the text to be HTML in Data format:
Now we see it's working:
You might want the line break to work in the header as well. In that case, select the “contains HTML Markup” in Formula (or in Column Properties->Column Format) :
I was very much surprised to see the export and printing options handling this well not only in HTML output, but also in PDF:
In case your data does not contain <br> you can always use the replace function.
Replace('Hello !! People','!! ','<br>')
Special characters in data should work as well:
Replace('Hello'|| CHAR(13) ||'People',CHAR(13),'<br>')
This kind of columns might cause some problems in Graph legends.