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SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise & SAP Enterprise Portal – Part 1 of 4

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise & SAP Enterprise Portal Part 2 of 4

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise & SAP Enterprise Portal – Part 3 of 4

 

In the last part of this overview on how to integrate content from you SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system into the SAP Enterprise Portal we are looking at the option to leverage the KM part of your portal and how you can integrate your content from SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise there.

 

Technical Pre-requisites

Similar to the integration of BusinessObjects Enterprise content via iViews the integration into the Knowledge Management of your SAP Enterprise Portal has a list of technical pre-requisites.

  • SAP Enterprise Portal and SAP NetWeaver BW need to be configured as trusted systems.
  • All involved systems should  be in the same domain, otherwise SSO based on a token / ticket  will fail.
  • All involved URLs should always use the full qualified domain names of the involved systems.
  • SAP Authentication needs to be configured on your BusinessObjects Enterprise system  and SAP roles and users have been imported for your BI system.
  • Your SAP NetWeaver BW system is configured to accept SSO tickets
  • Your SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system needs to have the web services deployed.

   

 

SAP Enterprise Portal Configuration

1.      Logon to your SAP Enterprise Portal system with an administrative account.

2.       Navigate to the area System Administration > Support.

3.      Select Portal runtime.

4.      Click Administration Console  in the list “Portal Anywhere” Admin Tools.

5.      Click on the Browse button from the Archive Uploader and select the BusinessObjects KM portal archive file. In a default installation you will find the portal archive file in the path Program FilesBusiness ObjectsBusinessObjects Enterprise 12.0javaapplications and the file name is BusinessObjectsKM.par.

6.      Click Upload.

 

 

To verify the deployment follow the next steps:

7.      Logon to your SAP Enterprise Portal.

8.      Navigate to the area System Administration > System configuration.

 

9.      Navigate to the Knowledge Management in the Detailed Navigation.

10.    Select the entry Content Management from the drop-down menu

 

11.    Select the entry Repository Managers

12.    Select the entry BusinessObjects Repository.

 

13.    Click NEW. You should see a screen similar to the one shown below and you can now use the the configuration dialog and replace the placeholders.

 

14.    Enter a name, description and prefix for your repository. The prefix is being used in the Knowledge Management when multiple repositories are shown in a browser to identify your repository.

15.    Select Repository Services. At least choose the repository service Layout, but in case you are not sure which repository services you would like to leverage you can select them all.

16.    Make sure you replace the placeholders in the configuration

   

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

       

           

           

       

   

           

Setting

           

           

Value

           

           

Property Search Manager

           

           

Ensure the value is set to Not Set.

           

 

           

           

CMS Host and Port

           

           

The full qualified name of your Central Management Server (CMS) and the port number.

           

           

Dispatch URL

           

           

Replace the placeholder %WEB_SERVER_AND_PORT% with the value of our application server and port number.

           

           

OpenDoc URL

           

           

Replace the placeholder %WEB_SERVER_AND_PORT% with the value of our application server and port number.

           

           

SAP Client

           

           

The client number of your SAP system.

           

           

SAP System ID

           

           

The System ID of your SAP system.

           

           

LogOff URL

           

           

Replace the placeholder %WEB_SERVER_AND_PORT% with the value of our application server and port number.

           

           

WebService URL

           

           

Replace the placeholder %WEB_SERVER_AND_PORT% with the value of our application server and port number.

           

           

Starting Folder ID

           

           

Here you can enter the ID for the folder in your BusinessObjects Enterprise system that should be used as the root folder for your repository. You can receive the ID via the properties of the folders in the CMC.

           

17.    After saving your changes the repository should now appear on the list.

18.    For the BusinessObjects Enterprise specific commands to be available for your repository you need to configure a Layout Set for your repository.

19.    Navigate to the area content administration > KM Content  and select KM Content in the Detailed Navigation

 

20.    You should now see your repository in the list of available repositories and you should be able to click on the small triangle on the bottom right corner.

 

 

 

21.    Select the menu Details.

 

22.    Navigate to the menu Settings > presentation

 

23.    Click on the button Select Profile .

 

24.    Activate the option Layout Set  and select the value BOBJELayout from the drop-down list. This layout set has been imported as part of the KM portal archive file that you imported previously.

25.    Click OK.

 

26.    Select  Apply settings to all subfolders. You can also set the flag Use Settings for All iViews to ensure that any iView based on the repository will leverage the layout.

27.    Click Save and close the screen.

 

You now configured your repository to offer BusinessObjects Enterprise specific commands such as View History, View latest Instance, and InfoView.

Using the Repository Manager

In the next steps we will use the actual repository manager.

28.    Navigate to the area content administration • KM Content and select KM Content in the Detailed Navigation.

29.    Your repository should appear in the list based on the configured prefix.

30.    Select the repository you previously configured from the list .

 

31.    With the item View in the menu bar you can switch between a view by Folders or by Category.

32.    The menu item Folder allows you to create new documents.

 

33.    The menu item Selection allows you to copy, move or delete objects in you repository.

34.    The menu Go To allows you to directly navigate to InfoView.

35.    The menu item BusinessObjects allows you to switch to the view by Category, navigate to InfoView and to log off from the repository.

36.    Each object in the repository is offering a context menu (bottom-right triangle symbol). 

 

As you can see, the context menu is offering BusinessObjects specific menu items like View, Schedule, and History; but it is also offering Knowledge Management specific menu items like Rating and Details.The menu item Details allows you to leverage KM specific features, such as Feedback, review, or Ranking.

This concludes the short blog series on how to surface content from your BusinessObjects Enterprise system in the Enterprise Portal.

 

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  1. Ricardo Fica Iturra
    Hi Ingo,

    I’m having this issue:

    “Account information not recognized: Failed while trying to log on User xxx xxx. RFC Error: LOGON_DATA_INCOMPLETE”.
    when I try to logon with SAP Authentication in InfoView.
    I’ve been installed the entire BO system with SP3 without intallation errors.
    – SBO SP3 ok
    – LiveOffice SP3 ok.
    – Integration Kit SP3 ok.
    – Tomcat OK.
    – JCo Ok.

    -I’ve re-installed all and the problem persists.

    Thanks.

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