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Author's profile photo Karol Kalisz

Design Studio 1.3 Release Information

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.3 has been released at 28th May 2014. Here you can find collection of all release information which is available.


Entry Point is the Product Availability Matrix with links to:

  • Essentials: PAM Additional Information (direct link)
    • in this document you can find the supported systems for data sources, platform and functionality prerequisites.
  • Documentation Site (direct link to Help Portal)
  • Release Notes
    • Release note for Initial Shipment (Note 1948049)
      • this note will also be actualized as soon some important information needs to be published
    • Release note for Support Package Schedule (Note 1760372)
  • Link to Download Area:

Additional Information

Important help in case of support – notes which help you and SAP in support process      

1773751 Design Studio – Support Note for Client
1894504 Design Studio – Support Note for BIP Add-On
1894594 Design Studio – Support Note for NetWeaver Add-On

Sizing Note

1177020 SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio – Sizing Information


Known Issues and Solutions     Design Studio BI Platform Add-On

     Design Studio NetWeaver Add-On

     Design Studio Client (documentation will follow)

  • Installation does not start, currently the solution is to backup and remove 2 folders in user folder:
    • folder: %USERPROFILE%\Analysis-config
    • folder: %USERPROFILE%\Analysis-workspace
  • Upgrade Issue from Design Studio 1.1 release with support package smaller than SP3 – solution is to uninstall the 1.1 release first and then make fresh install of 1.2 release.

Feel free to ask any questions related to technical aspects of this release – I will try to answer and actualize this site.

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      Author's profile photo Mike Howles
      Mike Howles

      When will CVOM SDK handler be available?

      Thanks for compiling this info, too.

      Author's profile photo Karol Kalisz
      Karol Kalisz
      Blog Post Author

      I reply shortly even I do not have a date for you - as of today, the CVOM SDK is working in test environment internally, but we cannot give a concrete date (still some clarifications are running). In best case some SP in 1.3 release, but it could be also postponed to next release (eg. 1.4)

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Karol,

      Very nice article.

      We are in SAP BI 4.1 SP2 with SAP Design studio 1.2, what’s to best way to update our environment Server and Client to SAP Design Studio 1.3 ?

      Thanks and Best regards

      ELYAE BI

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Author's profile photo Karol Kalisz
      Karol Kalisz
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Elyae,

      all upgrade paths are supported for the Client, NW and BIP Add-On. If you want to apply DS 1.3 relase, you should make the upgrade on the server and then on the clients (as old clients will not work with the new server version). Of course standar backup procedures are recommended for any case...

      Regards, Karol

      Author's profile photo Andrew Dale
      Andrew Dale

      The Design Studio PAM https://service.sap.com/sap/support/pam?hash=pvnr%3D67838200100900007316%26pt%3Dg%257Cd
      which is dated August 10th 2014, says Design Studio only supports JAVA JRE 1.6
      and 1.7. When will you be supporting JRE 1.8? What is JAVA used for in design studio as I thought it used HTML5?