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Continuing with the introduction of IOMS in Introduction to Integration Option for Microsoft SharePoint software, this blog would provide screen shots to give you a glimpse of the product. 

 

Please note that the installer screen shots are not covered in this blog. For setup and installation you can    refer the installation guide from http://help.sap.com

 

I have tried to cover basic functionalities using this screen shots. If you intend something further let me know.

 

 

Figure 1 : Add Webparts . IOMS provides a total of 9 webparts, under Misc section

 

 

Content Explorer and Actions

Content Explorer

User Action Viewer

Document Viewers

Analytic Viewer

Crystal Report Viewer

Opendoc Viewer

Xcelsius Viewer

Search

Advanced Search Box

Display Search Results

Dashboard Viewers

MyInfoView

 

 

 

Figure 2 : Login screen if you don’t have AD-SSO configured

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 3 : User Action webpart. The actions like schedule, view properties etc are performed in User Actions Webpart

 

 

 

Figure 4 : WebIntelligence and Desktop Intelligence document viewer

 

 

Figure 5 : WebIntelligence Document EDIT 

 

 

Figure 6 : Crystal Reports viewer

 

 

 

Figure 7 : Default view in new browser window if the corresponding viewer is absent

 

 

Figure 8: Various Search Options from Content explorer

 

 

 

Figure 9: Integrated or Advanced Search. This provides the capabilities searching not only    BusinessObjects content, but also SharePoint content. The interface for Advance Search is similar to that of Microsoft’s Advanced Search.

 

Advanced Search comes with configurable properties like “User Actions Target Page” etc . Please refer to the Administrator Guide for more info

 

 

 

Figure 10: Display Search Results.

The search results from Advanced Search box are displayed in the DisplaySearchResults page shipped.

The Display search results page consists of the display search results webpart shipped by SAP BusinessObjects as well as Microsoft’s Results webpart.

 

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  1. Witalij Rudnicki
    Hello Amit,

    Thank you for responding to my request! One thing I still would like to clarify though, that I might just not see well on the screenshots: can I create/modify WebI documents from SharePoint, or is it only to view/display? Should users creating new WebI documents go directly to InfoView?

    Thank you,
    -Vitaliy

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    1. Amit Nagar Post author
      hi Vitaliy,

      Yes, you can create, edit WebI document in The AR Viewer webpart.
      I have attached a screen shot of WebI EDIT.

      thanks
      -Amit-

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      1. Réal Poitras
        Hi!

        I found your introduction more then informative and complete.  I was wondering if the Integration kit is the same for the BusinessObjects Edge standard series ?  We really need to integrate in Sharepoint all of the products 9 WebI, Xcelsius, Voyager etc.)

        If yes is it include in the Edge package ?

        If not does an itegration kit exist for edge series ?

        Thank you,

        Réal

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  2. Doug Newton
    Very excited to see this new functionality.

    Do you have any architecture diagrams, that show (simply) how SharePoint communicates with and plugs into the BusObj architecture? If you install the BOE SDK on the SharePoint server, how much of the “work” gets done on SharePoint vs. your remote BOE server?  (Content rendering etc.)

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  3. Anonymous
    This is very promising.

    Is there any word on when this will support 64bit Sharepoint?

    Thanks

    Mark P

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    1. Amit Nagar Post author
      Mark,

      64bit Sharepoint support is definitely on the roadmap. I recommend you to keep in touch with SAP Sales for latest updates.

      Regards
      -Amit-

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  4. Mike Dunlap
    I’ve searched help.sap.com for “Integration option for Microsoft Sharepoint software Installation Guide” and have had no luck on that document or the Administrator’s Guide. The only  document available is the Getting Started Guide.

    Links or help finding these documents would be appreciated.

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    1. Amit Nagar Post author
      hello Mike,
      http;//help.sap.com contains all the documents.
      However they are pointing to SAP Market Place. Do you have access to SMP?

      Regards
      -Amit-

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      1. Mike Dunlap
        If “http;//help.sap.com contains all the documents,” why wasn’t a search of that site able to return the documents noted?

        I have access to SAP Support Portal. SAP Market Place seems to be just links to other portals.

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        1. Amit Nagar Post author
          Mike,

          The install / admin guides shown in help.sap.com point to service.sap.com which needs a userid.

          Do you have any query around installation or other ,I can answer that.

          You can shoot me an email as well.

          Regards
          -amit-

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  5. Surapaneni Navin

    hi Amit,—-


    <br/><br/>The resource cannot be found.<br/><br/>Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Requested URL: /_layouts/Xcelsius/flash/view.aspx<br/><br/><br/>When i check the above folder i.e.  /_layouts/Xcelsius…the xcelsius folder is empty without the expecting /flash/view.aspx.<br/><br/>Do we need to apply any fix packs to resolve this?

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  6. Suman Palit
    Hi,
    Our extranet is on MOSS 2007 with security driven by a membership Provider instead of AD. Does this integration option work with forms authentication + a membership provider?

    Thanks,
    Suman Palit

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    1. Amit Nagar Post author
      Hi,

      You would be prompted for BO authentication still, we don’t support SSO with forms authentication…

      Regards
      -Amit-

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      1. Suman Palit
        Hi Amit,

        Thanks for the very prompt response. What approach would you recommend if we wanted to deliver BO reports through our external website? The potential audience for reports is 50K+ users, so using either BO security or Active Directory is impractical. Our users are people in a CRM database. Are there any ways to map BO Authentication to an external database of users?

        Thanks,

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  7. Deepu Divakaran

    Hi Amit,

    I plan to use IOMS for BO 3.1 to just view crystal reports in BOE within the Crystal report viewer webpart. I have not used installed or used IOMS or for that matter Sharepoint PIK for BO 3.1.

    Will i be prompted to supply BO credentials prior to viewing a crystal report in the web part? For my requirement, would Sharepoint PIK for BO 3.1 suffice?

    Thanks!

    Deepu.

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