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SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – Your First Steps to Find it, Download It

Since the announcement that SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio went live this week, several have asked how to find it to download.  Here is where I found it:

Go to service.sap.com/swdc

Navigate to Installations and Upgrades

A-Z Index

Select “D” for Design Studio

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Once you click into it, some important information is displayed (source: SAP):

“SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio consists of two Software Components which are available for download separately:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Client – the Application Designer frontend tool for MS Windows. Technical Software Component name is SBOP DESIGN STUDIO CLIENT.
  • SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio BIP Add-On – the Add-On for BI Platform 4.0. Technical Software Component name is SBOP DESIGN STUDIO BIP ADD ON.

The installation on BI Platform 4.0 requires Support Package 05 which is avaliable for download under the BI Platform 4.0. Deployments on lower Support Packages are not supported.”

Design Studio does not require a license key.

You will see two files to download:

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Note 886535 gives you more information on how to download and extract multi-spanning files.  Follow those instructions (I did not, and paid for it later).

After extracting, you can start the client-side installation (the Design Tool). 

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Open the DS_CLIENT_10 folder

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Double-click SAPDsx86Setup

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Then click Next

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At this screen above, click Next

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Select the target directory and click Next

Then depending on your operating system you can launch Design Studio by going to SAP Business Intelligence -> SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

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A successful install!

Notice that I am not showing how to install the Analysis Application Services, as it states you need SP05, and I am not on that.  The installation guide walks you through those steps.

Here is the link to the installation guide:

https://websmp108.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700000593722012E/analysis10_ad_admin_en.pdf

If you don’t see it in your download, I recommend watching this video and then follow up with your account rep:

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      Author's profile photo Muralikrishnan E
      Muralikrishnan E

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks for sharing.Very Helpful

      Rgds,Murali

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks a lot for your sharing.

      I am facing a issue when downloading the software, it pops up HTTP 403 forbidden error. Do you have any idea?

      Regards,

      Daisy

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks

      Are you a registered S-user in www.service.sap.com/swdc and is your organisation licensed for Dashboard Design enterprise version?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      S-user? I am a SAP employee in China. When I open that link, it already logged in with my I-number. Do I need to register again?

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Daisy - I will defer to Henry - I am an SAP customer

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you all the same. Your acticles are really helpful.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Henry is right - are you licensed?  You can contact your account rep to ensure you are licensed

      Author's profile photo Venugopalrao Kavuru
      Venugopalrao Kavuru

      Hi Tammy, Looking for 1)SBOP DESIGN STUDIO CLIENT. 2)SBOP DESIGN STUDIO BIP ADD ON. all over SAP market place finally found your steps. Thanks for sharing the guidelines. Appreciate your help as always. Regards, Venu

      Author's profile photo Stefan Wangorsch
      Stefan Wangorsch

      Thank you. very helpful documentation.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you Tammy.

      You have to download 3 files In version 1.1 of SBOP Design Studio, rest of the install works the same.

      Regards

      Gerrie

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      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      My company is existing customer for SAP BOE. we are planning to use Design studio.

      Existing SAP BO Enterprise license are support this ? or we need to purchase separate license for Design studio.

      thanks,

      Ravi

      Author's profile photo Venugopalrao Kavuru
      Venugopalrao Kavuru

      Hi,

      If you have a license for Dashboards, you have a license for Design Studio. Design Studio does not rely on BI4. For other license questions please contact your SAP account rep. Tammy had already answered this question, see the below link

      http://sapinsider.wispubs.com/Assets/Q-and-As/2013/September/PowlasQA-Sep2013

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Venu

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      Former Member

      Hi,

      I want to use Design Studio directly with HANA. When I connect using HANA as backend, the system logs me in well. But when I create and application and add a data source, it gives me the following error:

      BI exception with class "ConnectionException" and message "No connection factory found for type HDB...

      The question I have is.. do I have to now install BI.. Can I not simply create and publish to HANA?

      Thank you for your help.

      Ranjan

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      HI - I recommend you review the SAP PAM at support.sap.com/Pam to see if your version is compatible with Design Studio; if it is then I recommend searching the forum for your error message - that is the fastest way to resolve your issue.