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I have added an extension and would like to share the issues I encountered. I was able to successfully install the KPI Tile.

Below Image shows how and where the SDK Extensions are added in the SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

KPI Tile.png

Sample dashboard with KPI Tiles

Tile for SCN.png

Landscape:

SAP BI Platform 4.1 SP06 Patch 4

SAP Design Studio 1.6 SP01

Prerequisites:

1. JAVA  SE Development Kit 7 (Mine is Update 79)

you can download from here Java SE Development Kit 7 – Downloads | Oracle Technology Network | Oracle

2. Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

Download link: Eclipse Downloads

Issue 1: After downloading the Eclipse I was able to run the application without selecting Run as Administrator. This will be good until the last step where you hit export to convert as Archive file. At that moment it throws Access Denied Error. I’ll try to see and post the image of the error later. SO EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE ABLE TO RUN WITHOUT ADMIN. DON’T RUN as it wont convert. So make sure you run as admin.

Issue 2: While following the steps when you’re trying to Run the SDK Extension in the Eclipse you get an error saying

!MESSAGE Unable to find feature.xml in directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Design Studio\features\__sap.dir

Well looks like this is a normal message. Ignoring this I continued on to the SDK Extension Installation on SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. It works perfectly fine.

If required I’ll try to post a step by step procedure.

-MK

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