As Daylight Savings Time is about to come to an end, the more proactive system administrators are bound to start wondering, “How will this affect me?”
To help answer this question, please visit this blog post from Joshua Kuhn. As you’ll see, provided your patch level isn’t more than a couple years old, there’s no need to fear DST.
That said, I will add one more (very minor) DST-related issue to the list, even though it will actually go away on its own when we revert to standard time:
Described under Knowledge Base Article 1827233, the issue is with LifeCycle Manager scheduled jobs’ timestamps — their run times are reported as being an hour later than their actual run times. The jobs still run at the correct times, it is a display issue only. It’s also been resolved for some time, since SAP BI 4.0 Patch 3.4 and Support Package 04, and within all codestreams for SAP BI 4.1.
Beyond those, I’m here to reassure you that DST is a regular consideration in regression testing for all versions of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI and SAP Business Intelligence Platform — and that I’ve done a ton of my own sanity testing (in XI 3.1 SP6, BI 4.0 SP07, and in BI 4.1) as well, and am happy to report no new issues.
So, enjoy that extra hour of sleep!