Purpose:

The purpose of this document is to up-grade SAP Business Objects Data Services from 4.2 SP5 to SAP Data Services 4.2 SP06 Patch 2

Overview:

Environment Details:

Operating system: Windows Server 2008 64 Bit

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2

Web Application: Tomcat 8

SAP Business Objects Tools: SAP Business Objects Information Platform Services 4.1 SP04, SAP Data Services 4.2 SP05

Migration Tools: Data Services Repository Manager

Repository version: BODI 11.7 or BODS 3.X or BODS 4.X


Installation & Configuration steps to upgrade SAP BODS 3.X/4.X to SAP BODS 4.2 SP06 Patch 2:

Pre Installation Check List:

  • Backup of repositories, configuration files & Data Cleanse files:
  • Create a Check list of Number of Batch Jobs/Real Time Jobs, Number of Access Server, Number of Job Server & Configuration Path (Datastore) of Source & Target Systems
  • Create a Check list of Jobs Scheduling in SAP Business Objects Data Services Management Console
  • Create a Check list of Groups & Users Available in SAP Business Objects Data Services Management Console
  • Backup of Local, Profile & Central Repository
  • Backup of Following Configuration Files:
    • admin.xml
    • sapconnections.xml
    • as.xml
    • dsconfig.txt
  • Backup of Data Cleanse Files

Post Installation Check List:

  • Installation of EIM(Enterprise Information Management) or IPS(Information Platform Services) Package in New Landscape
  • Installation of SAP BODS 4.2 SP06 Patch 2
  • Installation & Configuration of Address Cleansing Package 4.2
  • Best Practices says use the same Data base that you have use in SAP BODS 4.x make a cloned copy and Use in SAP BODS 4.2 SP06 Patch 2 environment
  • Up-gradation of Local /Central repository Using Data Services Repository Manager
  • Configuration of Repository in EIM or IPS (Package Name) Central management Console.
  • Configuration of SAP RFC in Data Services Management Console 4.2 SP06
  • Configuration of Adapters in Data Services Management Console 4.2 SP06
  • Apply Rights & Security according to your requirement in BIM or IPS (Package Name) Central management Console
  • Now Login in SAP BODS Designer 4.2 SP06 Patch 2 and configure Jobs (Real Time/Batch Jobs)
  • Configuration of Datastore (SAPR3,SAP BW, RDBMS), Substitution Parameters, Job Server, Access Server, Format Data Type (Flat Files, CSV)
  • Now validate the Jobs at Top Level and if error comes fix those errors
  • Now Execute the Jobs using Scheduler or other BI Tools

SAP Business Objects Information Platform Services 4.x SPxx Installation & Configuration Documents:

Product Infrastructure Dependency:

Data Services (DS) requires SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) or Information Platform Services (IPS) for security capability. The table below shows the BI/IPS version and the corresponding compatible version of Data Services.


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For more information on the compatibility of Data Services with BI platform or IPS versions, and compatible patch information, please see SAP Note 1740516

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1740516


1789731 – What version is compatible with Data Services 4.X? – Data Quality Management for SAP

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1789731


Supported Platform Link:

http://service.sap.com/PAM



Up gradation & Configuration Documents of Data Services:


When the prerequisite system check completes successfully, click Next

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On the “SAP BusinessObjects Data Services 4.2 SP06 Patch 2 setup” page, click Next.

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Accept the License Agreement, and click Next.

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Click Next to accept the default path to the folder where the program will be installed.

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Click on Next and select the location for “DS_COMMON_DIR”if you don’t want to change current set-up, but better to upgrade and do the necessary changes as per the environment


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Click Next to accept the default language (English).

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Type a password for the CMS Administrator account, and click Next.

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Click Yes to restart the BOIPS services

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To start the installation, click Next.

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Installation is in progress

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Finish

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SAP Business Objects Data Services 4.2 SP5 Configuration Documents:


Before upgrade of local repository below are the error in SAP Business Objects Data Services Designer

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So before login upgrade the repository using SAP Business Objects Repository manager.Below are the steps for upgrade of  local repository details:

Below are the steps for upgrade of local repository & upgrade of secure central repository


Upgrade of Local Repository using SAP Data Services Repository manager:


Open SAP Data Services repository manager and check the version before migrating, You can also check in repository metadata through SQL

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Upgrade of Secure Central Repository:


Open SAP Data Services repository manager and check the version before migrating, You can also check in repository metadata through SQL

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Then Login to Central Management Console -> Go to Data Services

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Then Click on Data Services and check the repository version details.

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Now try to login in SAP Business Objects Data Services Designer with SAP Business Objects Credential

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SAP Business Objects Data Services Designer Version:-

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Now login in SAP Business Objects Data Services management console

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Click on “Administrator” tab

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New features are added in “SAP Business Objects Data Services management console 4.2″:

Object Promotion:

  • Import Configuration
  • Export Configuration

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Export Configuration using two ways:

  • FTP
  • Shared Directory


Substitution Parameter: Now we can change the “Substitution Parameter” settings through SAP Business Objects Data Services Management console also.

New Features added in Adapter like “Hive Adapter & VCF Adapter”

Changes in “Query and Validation” transform in SAP Business Objects Data Services Designer 4.2

Changes in “Architecture” of SAP Business Objects Data Services please refer below upgrade guide for more details.

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New Features added like “REST web services”: Representational State Transfer (REST or RESTful) web service is a design pattern for the World Wide Web. Data Services now allows you to call the REST server and then browse through and use the data the server returns

Relevant Systems

These enhancements were successfully implemented in the following systems:

  • SAP Business Objects Information Platform Services 4.1 SP02/SAP Business Objects Enterprise Information Management 4.1 SP02
  • SAP Business Objects Data Services 4.1 SP06 Patch 2

This document is relevant for:

  • SAP Business Objects Data Services Administrator

This blog does not cover:

  • SAP Business Objects Data Quality Management Up-Gradation

Reference Material:


SAP Data Services 4.2 – SAP Help Portal Page

Master Guide:

http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/sbods42/en/ds_is_42_master_en.pdf

Upgrade Guide:

http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/sbods42/en/ds_42_upgrade_en.pdf

Installation Guide Windows:

https://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/sbods42/en/ds_42_install_win_en.pdf

Installation Guide UNIX:

https://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/sbods42/en/ds_42_install_unix_en.pdf

SAP Data Services 4.2:

https://help.sap.com/bods

SAP Data Services 4.2 Product Availability Matrix:

https://websmp208.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700000441762013E

SAP Data Services Blueprints (Sample ATL Files of BODS 4.x)

Links

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8820

Tutorial: How to install SAP Data Services 4.2 – Part 1:

Links

Tutorial: How to install SAP Data Services 4.2 – Part 1

Data Services Product Tutorials:

Links

http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/EIM/Data+Services+Product+Tutorials
http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/EIM/Data+Services

Video Tutorials:

Links

http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/EIM/Video+Tutorials

Analytics Knowledge Center

SNotes:

1388363 – Where can I download Data Services software, support packages, and patches?

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1388363


1263925 – Are Data Quality blueprints available? – Data Services

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1263925

1530081 – Troubleshooting tips for SAP Data Services 4.x

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1530081

1723342 – Data Services 4.1 Upgrade Scenarios

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1723342

1725915 – Release Notes for SAP Data Services 4.1 (14.1.0) Ramp-Up

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1725915

1740516 – SAP Data Services 4.x and SAP Information Steward 4.x compatibility with SAP Business Intelligence platform and Information Version

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1740516

1900051 – SAP Data Services 4.x and SAP Information Steward 4.x compatibility with SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform and Information platform services for inactive releases.

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1900051

1694041 – BI 4.0 Consulting:- How to size the Adaptive Processing Server

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1694041


1881527 – BODS adapter issues

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1881527

1769406 – Best Practices on taking a Hot Backup for a SAP BI 4.0 deployment

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1769406

746938 – How to backup or restore a Data Services 4.0 cleansing package.

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/746938


DS4.1 – Address Cleansing using Global Address Cleanse transform

http://scn.sap.com/thread/3316670


1645932 – How to setup SSL certificates in a Distributed Environment – Data Services XI 4.0

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1645932


1416303 – Can’t reach Job Server from DS Designer

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1416303


2271303 – Release Notes for SAP Data Services 4.2 Support Pack 6 Patch 1 (14.2.6.1066)

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2271303

2277729 – Release Notes for SAP Data Services 4.2 Support Pack 6 Patch 2 (14.2.6.1082)

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2277729


2284056 – Release Notes for SAP Data Services 4.2 Support Pack 6 Patch 3 (14.2.6.1113)

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2284056


1699654 – Where to download Information Platform Services on SMP? – Data Services/Information Steward

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1699654


1789731 – What version is compatible with Data Services 4.X? – Data Quality Management for SAP

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1789731

1842698 – SAP Data Services 4.2 Upgrade Scenarios

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1842698

2039877 – License Manager GUI removed from Windows – Data Services 4.2.2

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2039877

1975789 – Considering upgrading from Data Services 3.2 to Data Services 4.2

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1975789


1977090 – Is a new license key required when upgrading from 4.0/4.1? – Data Services 4.2

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1977090


2016824 – Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 – Data Services 4.2

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2016824


1916294 – Upgrading SAP System fails with issues from /BODS functions

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1916294


2156333 – Data Services RFC Server hangs occasionally

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2156333


2006726 – ERROR: No repositories are associated with the user. Try another system or user, or contact your System Administrator. – Data Services 4.x

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2006726


1820474 – DS 4.1 job failing with: CRFC error: RFC_LOGON_FAILURE- Password must be changed.

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1820474

2055489 – Jobs run out of virtual memory after upgrading HANA – Data Services 4.2

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2055489


2099802 – Performance decrease after upgrading Data Services to 4.2 SP3 Patch 2.

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2099802


1995419 – Error: the ceil() function returns incorrect results after you upgrade a repository in Data Services

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1995419

2045240 – DS Job fails after import into repository of higher version

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2045240

1926563 – JMS Adapter initialization error when configured for MQ – SAP Data Services 4.2

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1926563

1881978 – Data Services ABAP dataflow fails with error – Changes to Repository objects are not permitted in this client

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1881978

1812981 – Installing two different versions of Designer on the same box – Data Services

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1812981

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