We recently upgraded to BI Platform 4.1 (SP2) and I was excited to try out Design Studio’s support for connections to Universes. While local connectivity worked flawlessly for design, when I published the dashboard up to the BI Platform I was greeted with a server error. Even though I had created an Analysis server in the CMC there is a SAP support note that was applicable to our environment:
SAP Support Note 1948311 – Error while generating data provider: Design Studio Application in BI Platform
Essentially an important command line parameter was missing from the Analysis Server and needed to be added. Once the service was started, my Design Studio dashboards were successfully launching from the platform.