(There are 3, pick the one for your web system config. web.jboss.xml.orig, web.weblogic.xml.orig, web.websphere.xml.orig. I haven't specifically looked for this oprion, but it might be there.) Modifications require a redeploy of the web application.
I have noticed that when saving the report from the view screen, with the data panel hidden, the future report viewing shows it hidden.
I had already check the xml configuration files and nothing is reported to cover my needed.
Are you sure? Because I save my report with data panel hidden, but when I re-open it (logoff and log-on again), the data panel was rendered again. The panel could be hidden for all reports during a WRS session. If you close the the WRS session the data panel will be rendered again for a future session.
I think the difference I am seeing is viewing the report from the Portal vs. viewing from the WRS system. I have one report deployed that has the Data View hidden from users, however I am having trouble duplicating. I was beginning to wonder if it was related to the Save button vs. Save As and replace existing.
There is some .jsp that you can modify to change whether this is checked by default.
"toggleSidePaneFromViewMenu" function is available at: tiles-components/mainReportLevelMenus.jsp which might get you started.
NOTE - Document this change EXTREMELY well. When you are implementing future hotfixes/maintenance releases/versions - there is a possiblility that this file will get replaced.
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