The below article provides information on how to use Promotion Management tool in SAP Business Objects BI Platform 4.0 to transport various objects(webi,universe,dashboards etc) from one BO environment to other.
- Access to CMC (Central Management Console)
- Administrative Rights to access Promotion Management Tool from CMC.
- Server Details and Credentials of both the BO environment between whom transfer needs to be done.
- If you are transferring directly between the BO Servers than both the server should be on same network or can talk to each other.
Login to CMC –
Select Promotion Management from the Manage column
Promotion Management window will get open , you will be able to see the jobs created for Objects Transport. Click on New Job
Provide the Job details like Job Name, Description, Source (CMS) and Destination(CMS/LCMBIAR)
Source will be the CMS from where you want to transport the Objects, select Login to New CMS and provide the credentials.
Destination can be either a CMS system where you directly want to transport the objects or LCMBIAR file which can be imported later.
In my case I have selected CMS(Destination- CMS)
A new window will get open which will provide you option to select all the objects you need to transport. Select the objects from the list and click Add & Close.
If you are selecting objects from different folders than select object one by one and click Add. After adding all the objects click Add & Close.
You will be able to see the objects selected by you in the list that will be transported.
Now, here an important point to be noted-always check Manage Dependencies before transporting the objects as this option will check the important dependent objects that needs to be transferred along with the objects selected by user. E.g. Reports along with connection and universe.
As you click Manage Dependencies a new window will get open and will display all the dependent objects. In my case I don’t have any so it’s not displayed below. If you get any dependent objects than select all of them and click Apply & Close.
Now, select all the objects that need to be transported and Click Promote.
Promotion window will get open .You will be able to see the summary, security settings and Test Promote.
In Security Settings you can transfer the security attached to the objects along with it. Select appropriate option as per your requirements.
Always use the Test Promote before actually transporting the objects as it will give you a rough idea and errors that may come.Click Save.
Below you can see the results of Test Promote. You can check the status and errors if any.
Now, you will be able to see your Job created for objects transport, wait for some time and check the status. It can be Failure, Partial Success and Success. If it’s successfully done you will be able to check your objects in the destination BO Server now.
The other case can be we are transporting the objects in LCMBIAR format and using it to import the objects in destination BO Server.
Select Output to LCMBIAR File in the destination while creating the job.
Object selection window will come as earlier, select the objects you want to transport along with Manage Dependencies checked and click Promote.
All the setting will be same as per the earlier case except here you will be able to save the LCMBIAR file either on your File System or using FTP. In my case I have selected File System.
Save File window will get open.
Once this is done, you can go the Promotion Management again and now select Import.
A new window will get open browse the desired file from the File System or FTP
After that a new window will come which will ask you for the Destination server details where you want to import the LCMBIAR file. Provide the credentials of the destination and click create.
You will be able to see your job in the promotions job list Promote it and check the status for Success.