Design Studio application designers, administrators and users who have this tool connected to a BW system and have already had some interaction with SAP Support, know that we (SAP) need the BW RFC Connection (SAP Note 195715) to connect our local Design Studio installations to the BW system at customer side for issues’ analysis.
As of April 1st, 2016 the BW RFC connection type will be replaced by SAP NI Connection (SAP Note 2295147). It is an SAP proprietary protocol more advanced and secure than the old RFC and GUI connections. It has also the advantage of replacing both (RFC and GUI) in a single connection type (SAP NI).
More info on connection types at SAP Support Portal.
This is quite important and critical from a Support/SAP Development perspective when analyzing Design Studio customer issues, since more than 80% of the incidents we get in our queue involve BEx Queries. This connection is also used by other client tools like BEx Analyzer (Excel), Analysis for Office, WAD and Query Designer.
All the information regarding this connection configuration is contained in SAP Note 1718597.
In case of any question, let me know. 😉
Thanks for your cooperation and Kind Regards,