OBIEE Hide the Refresh link within the No Results view – Revisited

Posted on February 2, 2011 by Paul McGarrick
Filed Under 10.x Answers, 10.x Dashboards, Answers, Dashboards

Following on from this earlier post, reader Leigh has been in touch with a good idea to hide the refresh link on the ‘No Results’ page using only CSS to make the containing, html td element hide. It’s cross browser compliant and has been tested on OBIEE 10g and 11gR1.

For 10.x you will still need to add a ‘No Results’ view to your report as per my earlier post. However in place of the javascript add the following:

<style type="text/css">
td.ResultLinksCell {

For 11.x we have a slightly different approach as there is no longer a ‘No Results’ view. Instead, on the criteria tab of your report click the ‘Edit Analysis Properties’ icon as pictured.

Enter the same style declaration as above.

Note that the ‘Refresh’ link will only be hidden when the report is previewed or put on a dashboard – it won’t disappear when viewing using the Results tab.


One Response to “OBIEE Hide the Refresh link within the No Results view – Revisited”

  1. Swati on November 18th, 2011 5:32 am

    Hi Paul,

    When i use the above code in the display custom message it not only hides the ‘refresh’ link but also the ‘export’ link on the dashboard. How do i fix this issue?
    Please provide your view on this.


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