Skip to Content

Hi,

Many times in our project we need to transport our Universe,Webi reports etc from one SAP BO Server to Other (Dev to Quality/Prod).We need to transport the connections also along with them so that we don’t need to recreate it. SAP BO BI 4.0 provides Promotion Management for Transport of objects, this tool consists of an important operation “Override Settings” which allow us to transport the connections and other details along with the other objects promotion.

This document provide us the details of how to Transport the connections and other details related to a connection from one SAP BO server to Other.

Prerequisites –

  • 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.

Steps-


Login to CMC

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Open the Promotion Management from Manage List available.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Inside Promotion Management , select Override Settings.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

It will open a new window. If its already logged in with Central CMS then log out from there and log in with Source Server details.

Below you can see that no server has been logged in.

Press Login.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Choose the source BO Server from the System drop down and provide the credentials for the same.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

As you logged in , you will see a Scan Drop down.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Choose Start Scan from the drop down , this will search all the connections that can be transport.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Once the Scan is over you will be able to see the list of connections you have in your BO server.

All will be in Inactive state by default.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Now, choose the connection you want to transport to the destination server , in our case as per below screen shot its Secondary Sales, which is Inactive at present.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Make the connection (Secondary Sales) Active and press Save and then press Promote Overrides.

A new window will pop up which will ask you for the destination server details..

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Log into the Destination server with appropriate credentials.

Once its logged in , click Promote.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Now , your promotion has been processed successfully from source to destination server.Next step is to configure it according to destination BO Server.

Log out from the Source System by clicking Logoff.

Press Login and this time select the destination server from the System drop down and provide the appropriate credentials.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Once logged in you will be able to see all the transported connections, below we can see Secondary Sales is also there.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Select the connection which you want to edit, and Press Edit.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

This will open a window to edit the connection details, for our case the connection was made to SAP BW server (Data source).

Fill up all the details of destination SAP BW server or the server which you want to use in Destination reports/universe etc.

Once completed, press Done.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Make the connection as Active and click Save.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1_353607.png

Now, your universe or reports will use the updated credentials of the server and will work fine.

Regards,

Javed.

To report this post you need to login first.

5 Comments

You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.

  1. Abdyshev Zhomart

    Hi! Can you help us ?!

    I have a problem with transport.

    I need to transport relational connection created by IDT (4.1 SP4) to the testing environment and i can’t see the created connection in the CMC…

    Regards, Zhomart.

    (0) 
    1. Jawahar Konduru

      How did you create relation connection? Did you create in IDT? If you have created in IDT, did you create on local project or in repository resources? Make sure the connection exists in repository resources, that will make sure your connection exists in CMC.

      (0) 
      1. Abdyshev Zhomart

        yes, relational connection. I created in IDT in repository resource. I can see connection in repository, but in transport area…

        thank you for reply!

        Regards, Zhomart

        (0) 

Leave a Reply