Web Intelligence has a lot of new features and capabilities that make life a lot easier for report developers. A couple that i ran across and thought were very useful are the ability to use a formula as a chart title and the ability to easily search for functions right in the formula builder in webi.
The first enhancement I mentioned above is long overdue and very helpful. In pre 4.0, webi charts could only be created with static titles. This could only be overcome by creating complex workarounds (like creating a single cell block with a formula, and using relative positioning to place it on top a chart to make it look like its title). Now, you can simply type the formula you want to use as the chart title. Nice.
The second tip, helps report developers navigate the formulas library in webi. When you open the Formula Editor and select the Ctrl and F keys on your keyboard, you will get a little “Search for:” tooltip on top of the formulas list. You can use a * character as a varchar to search for any formula that contain the word date or format in its name..