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BI Platform OData Service introduced Form SAP BOE 4.2 SP04.

OData Services:

BI Platform OData Services

OData Service URL http://<host>:<port>/bipodata/

where <host> is the name of the web server for BI platform and <port> is the port number for the platform.

Version1 of OData is introduced from 4.2SP04.

Supported Servers : Tomcat

OData APIs URI v1 : http://<host>:<port>/bipodata/v1/

Data Formats : XML and JSON

Authentication support :

AD SSO (4.2 SP04 OData Services works only with win ad sso auth and no other authentication supported)

EP BI Integration:

BI Platform OData Services are used internally to integrate the BI Platform and SAP Enterprise Portal (EP) (NetWeaver 7.50 SP7+)

BOE in Enterprise Portal(EP):

Supported workflows:

  1. Select BOE system in App Finder (User Menu)
  2. View BOE public folders
  3. Select a folder, and view reports within
  4. Search for a BI report
  5. Launch a report (according to language set)
  6. Add a BI report to the FLP homepage

Video :

 

Web Application:

name : bipodata

BI Platform OData services will be deployed as webapp in web server (tomcat) like AdminTools, dswsbobje…..

 

Configuration: 

configuration in web.xml :

  1. set the type of Authentication
  2. set AD SSO parameters

Reference: https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/0001631734 

 

Related Links :

https://blogs.sap.com/2017/05/14/business-objects-enterprise-integration-with-sap-fiori-launchpad-on-sap-enterprise-portal-netweaver-7.50-sp7/

https://help.sap.com/viewer/f2f3f4b4543a4803b9023e8c31f1e72a/7.5.7/en-US/5f9248fa1d224c6ca783344a3e9c4a58.html

 

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Mani,

      OData services introduced from 4.2 SP04 and as of now this can be integrate only with SAP EP.

      we can use PIK to integrate old launchpad views in 3 portals (SAP NW Portla,Websphere and WebLogic)

      Thanks,

      Bharath

       

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  1. Christian Finkbeiner

     

    Nice Article,

    we run fiori launchpad on frontendserver (ABAP Stack) and do not want to use the EP. Is it possible to integrate the user menu such that the reports can be found via the app finder?
    Cheers Christian

     

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Christian,

      Basically FLP and BOE integration works only –  SSO configuration on BOE.

      All the requests of FLP pass through Web dispatcher.

      Web dispatcher needs to be configured :  to perform redirection of BOE requests. configuration.

      Is this same scenario in your landscape ?

      Bharath

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      1. Christian Finkbeiner

        Hello Bharath, thank you for your quick response.

        Not quite

        Our FLP runs on NWS ABAP which supports SSO via Kerberos. We did integrate a Dashboard Application from BO Server but to be frank, I do not know if we will get an issue with SSO at that point. There could be a web dispatcher or a load balancer in between to interchange the sso tickets but I am not sure. My point was more: If I wanted to integrate the usermenu in the app finder (on AS ABAP)  to get the reports  as you listed in the supported workflows would there be a way?

        Have a great day,

        Christian

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