Business Objects

Future of BI, Announcement and Round-up of BI Platform Content at ASUG Annual Conference 2013

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Best Practices for Deploying BI4 Infrastructure & The Art and Science of Sizing and Architecting SAP BI 4 Deployments Correctly

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BI4 Maintenance Demystified

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The Future of Business Intelligence at SAP BusinessObjects BI

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Avoid Paying The Virtualization Tax: Deploying Virtualized BI 4.0 The Right Way

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ASUG Influence: SAP Business Objects BI 4.0 Platform and Solutions

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Demystifying Authentication and Single-Sign-On (SSO) Options in Business Intelligence

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If You Haven’t Upgraded to SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x, What Are You Waiting For?

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Business Objects

SAP Business Objects BI 4.0 Server Installation Steps

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1. Run the setup.exe from Business objects 4 Installer disc / Folder.  (BI Platform 4 Server – Only for 64 Bit)
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2. Click ‘I accept the License Agreement’ & then click –> Next.
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3. Select “Use an existing database” if you had SQL Server installed otherwise select “Install and use default database (SQL Server Express will be installed).
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4. Click ‘Install and use Subversion’ & click –> Next (Something new here… now BO 4.0 has Lifecycle Manager with Subversion).
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5. Create System DSN – ODBC Connection that connect to SQL Server Database (e.g.  BO4_CMS & BO4_CMS_AUDIT) then press refresh. Select the System DSN accordingly.
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6. click -> ‘ Do not configure connectivity to SMD Agent ‘ and click -> Next
Note: Please check on installation guide and Administration/Configuration Guide to set  connectivity to Solution Manager
 (Something new)
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7. Click ‘Do not integrate connectivity to Introscope Enterprise Manager ‘ and click -> Next
Note: Please check on installation guide and administration/configuration guide to set connectivity to Introscope Enterprise Manager
(Something new)
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8. Click Next to start installation, The installation process will take some time.
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Below are some of the screen captures to share …

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Designer, Query as Web Service, Web Intelligence Rich Client, etc can be found on BI Platform 4.0 Client Tools Installation.
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Lifecycle management console for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 is a
web-based tool that enables you to move BI resources from one system to another system, without
affecting the dependencies of these resources. It also enables you to manage different versions of BI
resources, manage dependencies of BI resources, and roll back a promoted resource to restore the
destination system to its previous state.

The lifecycle management console tool is a plug-in for the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
platform application. You can promote a BI resource from one system to another system only if the
same version of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform application is installed on
both the source and destination systems.

SAP Dashboard Design require separate installation file.
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Web Intelligence Rich Client 4 SP2
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Live Office 4 SP2 (Web Service URL for Live Office /dswsbobje/services/session">/dswsbobje/services/session">http://<YourServer>/dswsbobje/services/session)
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Universe Designer 4 SP2
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Query as Web Service 4 SP2
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Data Services 4 SP2 – Designer
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Data Services 4 SP2 – Management Console
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SharePoint Integration
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Business Objects

Error 404 when logging into CmcApp Business Object

To resolve, Redeploy the WAR file for the component that wasn’t working (CMC)

1)     Stopped tomcat (net stop “Apache Tomcat 5.5.20″)

2)     Renamed the CmcApp folder to CmcApp_old in D:\BusinessObjects\Tomcat55\webapps\

3)     Extracted the contents of the cmcapp.war file to a new folder D:\BusinessObjects\Tomcat55\webapps\CmcApp\

4)     Restarted tomcat.

Note: Get the CmcApp.war from your BOE Install Directory: e.g. C:\Program Files\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 12.0\java\applications

If you are a windows user, you can extract the CmcApp.war using 7-Zip.