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BI Platform Road map Webinar Q/A Follow up from Derek Wang

Hi everyone here is some additional questions that were answered by Derek Wang from the Product road map recording on Sept 26th here:

SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform product roadmap webcast additional Q&A


The followings are additional questions that we received but
didn’t have time to answer during the live presentation.

Q:  Can the alert be triggered from Web Intelligence and Dashboard, or only from Crystal Report?

A:  At the moment in 4.0, only Crystal Report for Enterprise can trigger alerts.


Q:   Does content search assume you have stored data in the report, and would the Search execute
the report if there is no stored data?

A:   At indexing time,the search system will only extract data stored in the reports, together with
the meta-data. It would not execute the report during indexing.   However, note that the search system also indexes
the universes directly, which would result in retrieving some data from the

Q:  Does BI 4 reports allow changing data in reports and writing back the change to HANA?

A:  BI reports only read data from HANA and do not write back.


Q:  Which version supports Web Intelligence document access via RESTful?

A:  It is scheduled for 4.0 SP5.

Q:   Is there any information about styling and branding the launch pad?

A:    It is explained in the SAP BusinessObjects OEM Customization Guide which can be download from
the SAP help portal  (

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