BI4.1 SP3 Webcast Notes with Question and Answer
This was a webcast from today held by SAP. Subset of SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 SP3 What’s New are in these notes. What I found interesting too was the question and answer below. SP3 is GA now.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
The speaker said this was useful for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, and it is not rocket science
Figure 2: Source: SAP
With SAP Crystal Reports user can create their own prompt order, not what was defined in BEx query
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Open doc functionality is available to to link to an object
The logic is similar to OpenDoc but different URL
Figure 4: Source: SAP
The SAP speaker described Figure 4 as a “nice change”.
Before LCM overrides were stored in a separate Derby database
LCM engines weren’t available for clustering and failover
This allows creating failover for LCM, said the SAP speaker.
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Multi tenancy for multi source universes is covered in Figure 5
Question & Answer
Q: Support for Oracle 12c for BI4.1?
A: Supported in SP2
Q: What is the roadmap as far as QaaWS support on unx format universes
A: Plans are in the works
Q: How about SQL Server 2014?
A: SQL Server 2014 not released yet
Q: What is the support for Greenplum 4.2 Database in BI 4.1?
Q: Can we upgrade from bi4.0 directly to bi 4.1 sp3
Q: Is it a best practice recommendation to build UNX on top of HANA views OR connect directly to HANA views through Explorer / SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio ?
A: Depends on the use case; recommend direct connectivity where possible
Q: From a performance stand point is there a latency while using UNX on top of HANA views?
A: Will be a short latency dependency on the connector
Q: Source system is SAP -BW , We are have created BICS connection (On top of the BEx query)… in the WEBI Query designer We are not able to keep the prompts on KF’s (Query filters)
A: Recommend opening a support message
Q: Any updates for mobile SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards to support other themes beside NOVA
A: Not at this time
Q: Java applet performance, How much of a difference is it from previous versions ??
A: Cannot say; no benchmarks
Q: Webi report performance against UNX based universes
A: Depends on configuration of the DSL bridge; there is a document on SCN
Q: Is it possible to integrate Design studio and HANA XS
A: This is possible for Design Studio 1.3
Upcoming ASUG webcasts (a subset):
- April 16: Backup and Recovery of the BI Platform
- April 21: BI Security Model and Best Practices
- May 6: What’s New in Design Studio 1.3
- June 18: What’s New in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
ASUG Annual Conference Sessions (subset):
Call for speakers for ASUG sessions for SAP d-code (formerly SAP TechEd) (October 20-24) is coming April 21st
Call for speakers/sessions for ASUG’s SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference, September 22-24, (formerly known as the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference) is planned for 1-2 weeks.