This article describes the various methods available for processing a document or query in a Burst.

Multi-Pass Bursting

Multi-pass bursting occurs when a document is refreshed multiple times based on a key (bursting) parameter. The result is multiple versions of the report where each version contains different data. Parameter values for this bursting method are controlled by either a Document Source or Parameter Source.

See Parameter Sources for details.

Single-Pass Bursting

Single-pass bursting (also known as filtering) occurs when a document is refreshed once then filtered on a key variable. The result is multiple versions of the report where each version contains different data.

See Filter Sources for details.

Power BI Reports

Filter Limitations

Due to limitations in the Power BI SDK used by InfoBurst, discovery of report variables is not supported. To use a Filter, identify and enter the names of the Table and Field:

Warning: Incorrect Table/Field names may result in unfiltered output

If a Dataset generated by InfoBurst is used by the target Power BI Report, then a list of filter variables will be available for selection.

Date Filters

Power BI requires the ISO Date format YYYY-MM-DD.

Crystal Reports

Crystal Report filtering is not supported by the SAP BusinessObjects platform. InfoBurst requires and uses the BusinessObjects Client Tools to achieve filtering.

An InfoBurst-specific parameter must be added to the report to enable filtering.
  • Add a custom parameter field labeled #IB# with an identifier for the filter variable (example = #IB#City)


  • Add a record selection equating the #IB# parameter to the filter variable (example = {eFashion_query.City} = {?#IB#City})




Combo-pass bursting is a combination of multi-pass and single-pass bursting.
  • Example: Multi-pass for parameter STATE then filter the result for CITY.

Simple Refresh

Refresh and delivery the contents of a document or query. No bursting.