We launched this project with two main solution tracks as the scope;
- Provide an option to our customers to convert their UNV Universes to UNX Universes – single or multiple Universes in batch mode
- Once they convert their UNV Universes to UNX, provide a solution that will change the source of the selected Web Intelligence reports from UNV to UNX – single or multiple Web Intelligence reports in batch mode
UNV to UNX Conversion
We successfully introduced this functionality as a standard feature in our BusinessObjects Information Design Tool (IDT) a while ago. This option will let users select one or many UNV Universes in IDT and covert them to UNX format. The option is called Convert.unv Universe command in the BusinessObjects Information Design Tool.
For more details including how to convert and supported features etc., refer section 4 in the latest version of the “Information Design Tool User Guide” available here at – https://help.sap.com/viewer/index
Once you convert the UNV Universes to UNX, the next important question is, how do I remap the source of the bunch of Web Intelligence reports that we’ve? The answer is this new solution that we are introducing with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP04 release.
What is this solution and how to get it?
This solution aims at changing the source of your Web Intelligence reports from UNV to UNX without requiring much time and efforts. Yes, we architected this solution in such a way that it uses most of the in-built product components in the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite.
If you are on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP04 release, navigate to the following location; <InstallFolder>\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\Samples\wics
If you are on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SP03 release, you can download the solution from the SAP Note 2432962 (https://i7p.wdf.sap.corp/sap/support/notes/2432962).
Where do I find more information?
For complete information around system requirements, other pre-requisites, workflow steps, limitations and more, check out these links for the SAP Note – https://i7p.wdf.sap.corp/sap/support/notes/2432962 OR
Note that we are also working on to release this solution for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 version with one of the upcoming SP releases (tentatively in Q3 2017).
Sathish, Thomas, PPaolo & Sezhian