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                    Steps for BI Launchpad URL customization in Business objects 4.0

 

The Default BI Launchpad URL is http://systemname:8080/BOE/BI. We can customize default URL into some standard name  like http://Companyname.bo.com(Example http://AAA.ds.com).

Pre requisites

  • Needs to create system DSN for custom URL (AAA.ds.com ) in the respective server with the help of network team.
  • Set the custom URL into physical server using the setspn -a HTTP/vibe.dsi.com sa_bobj_prd syntax (as an example)
  • Change the BO config files  web.xml and sever.xml file. Please follow the below steps for config file changes

 

1.     1. Taking the backup for Server.xml from the tomcat conf folder and index.html in the tomcat root folder.

     Copy the Server.XML from E:\Program Files \Business Objects\Tomcat55\conf

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     Copy the  Index.html from E:\Program Files\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\ROOT

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     2. The Backup (server.xml and Index.html) copy has been placed into E:\Tomcat backup (for future use)

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           3. Stopping the SIA and Tomcat server before changing the port number in the server.xml and index.html

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          4. Modifying  the index.html file  in  E:\Program Files\Business Objects\Tomcat55\webapps\ROOT

     Add the below script into index.html file

     <head>
     <SCRIPT language-“javascript”>
     Location.href=”http://AAA.ds.com:80/BOE/BI”;
     </SCRIPT>

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            5. Change the port number in the server.xml file ( from 8080 to 80)

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         6. Starting the BOE & Apache Tomcat server after changing the server.xml

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           7. Checking the BI Launchpad using the custom url   after restarting the servers

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          8. While logging off  the Bi launchpad. it remains the same custom URL

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          9. Since we have changed the port number 8080 to 80.The infoview  URL changed into the http://systemname/BOE/BI. The same is applicable for & LCM  as  well.

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  1. Imran Mohammed

    Hi Venkatraman

    Thanks for this fantastic post. I just have a query though. How do we customise the url without /BOE/BI.

    Please advise.

    Thanks.

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      1. Bhavanam Reddy

        Hi Venkataraman,

        Can you elaborate on what needs to be done to remove BOE\BI as well?

        I am not able to figure out this part. Appreciate if you can help me on this.

        Regards,

        Upendra.

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  2. Akash Jain

    Hi Venkatraman,

    Thanks for this post.

    I am going to implement this for BO 4.1 before that want to know much detail about second step:

    Set the custom URL into physical server using the setspn -a HTTP/vibe.dsi.com sa_bobj_prd syntax

    Question 1. Is this the mandatory step?

    Question 2. Where exactly i need to go to run this command? (In my case setspn -a HTTP/bo.xxx.com sa_bobj_prd)

    Question 3. Is sa_bobj_prd is part of command? or in my case will it be different?

    Also as you pointed in one of your above post if we have index.jsp so we do not required any changes in that or do not need to create index.html. Is that correct?

    Thanks for all your help.

    Akash

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    1. venkatraman varadharajan Post author

      Hi Akash,

      Thanks for this post.

      I am going to implement this for BO 4.1 before that want to know much detail about second step:

      Set the custom URL into physical server using the setspn -a HTTP/vibe.dsi.com sa_bobj_prd syntax

      Question 1. Is this the mandatory step? yes

      Question 2. Where exactly i need to go to run this command? (In my case setspn -a HTTP/bo.xxx.com sa_bobj_prd) :-

      you need to run in the server

      Question 3. Is sa_bobj_prd is part of command? or in my case will it be different?

      server name you have to give

      Also as you pointed in one of your above post if we have index.jsp so we do not required any changes in that or do not need to create index.html. Is that correct?

      No need to create new one. take a backup and include the lines in the existing index.html page.

      Thanks for all your help.

      Venkat

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  3. Sohel Ahmed Syed

    Hi Venkat,

    Thanks for sharing such an easy method. Please help me to understand why do we need to create the system DSN for URL?

    With what name should we create the DSN?

    Which driver should be selected while creating it?

    I am sorry if these are the basic questions but I have not tried such configuration before.

    Appreciate your response on this.

    Regards,

    Sohel

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  4. Ajay Thalada

    Hi Venkatraman,

    Thanks for the blog.nice one.

    I have applied the above changes in SAP BO 4.1,after chaging the port i am not able to log in BI launch pad and CMC.

    Can you please let me know what is the reason.Is there any setting i need to do.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sathish

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  5. shribhagwan kumar

    Hi Venkatraman,

    i have to implement  same task for SAP BO 4.0  on window 2008 R2 server (like to be change default BI launch pad URL with some other URL name )

    i see your post  looking good  but how to implement step 1

    How create system DSN for custom URL  on window 2008 R2 ,i am not able to do it

    when open ODBC:-SYSTEM DSN —-Add then  only showing database connector but how use for url

    do i need to install some thing for that

    Regards,

    Shri

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    1. Deepu Reddy

      Hi Shri,

      It’s not DSN where you create ODBC Database connectivity for your Reporting.

      It is DNS Server (nslookup 127.0.0.1)

      Your Network (or) Windows Administrators Team should be able to guide you.

      -Thanks,

        DEEPU.

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