SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6 CSV Feature
I downloaded the update to SAP Design Studio this morning. See the SAP Help here: http://help.sap.com/boad
Now it has “Add CSV as a Data Source” feature:
But trying it against any CSV file will not work. See below:
The data will not load from the CSV as I used a CSV file without a metadata repository file.
So I locate a CSV file with the metadata repository and see below:
The aggregates are returned. I have to go to Edit > Initial View to add the characteristics/dimensions
The CSV feature is helpful for initial design and prototyping
Here is how the metadata repository file looks:
Thanks for sharing Tammy.
I am also reading on Karol Kaliz's blog that, once connected to any data source, the CSV version of it can be generated using the "Initial View Editor". The CSV exported file later can be used in local mode for data access.
Thanks for publishing this. Could you, by any chance, upload an example set of the three required files for import in DS local mode without prior Data Source connection?
Hi Moritz - I checked and unfortunately SCN doesn't allow me to upload those file types. It might be better for you to try what Carlos suggested, and then you see the file types.
Hi Tammy, I'll do this. Thanks!
Moritz - also see Karol's explanation here on a thread response:
as you have described i tried creating the same way one data file and the another metadata repository csv file but i am end up getting this error message everytime i am using csv as a data source where as if i am using csv file which i have downloaded from design studio is working fine fine as a csv data source . Kindly suggest what is the way out.
How did you create the CSV files? Did you export them from the data source initial view as shown below?:
If you want to generate the correctly formatted CSV files from an Excel spreadsheet instead of exporting from a real data source as per my previous comment, you can use the following utility: CSV Datasource Generator Excel Macro Template v2.0
I am trying using this now i have fetched this document .........
this is actually when we are using the design studio studio in offline mode.
I am using my data set in this but it is not working i am trying to use this.
thanks ... for taking the headche for me .
We are recently upgrade from SAP BO Design Studio 1.5 to SAP BO Design Studio 1.6 SP 03.
Not showing these above option Add CSV data source.
Please share valuable inputs.
Chandra - in the future, please ask this as a question at answers.sap.com
Please check your installation, it is appearing for me - 1.6 SP3
Thanks for your response Tammy