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 The Fiorified BI Launchpad is a modern version of the classic BI launchpad application introduced from BOE 4.2 SP04. It has a fiorified user experience that makes the user interface (UI) simple and intuitive.

Foirified BI Launchpad URL http://<WebServer>:<Port>/BOE/BILaunchpad

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

Before Start:

New BI launchpad has dependency on REST SDK which deployed on:

  1.  WACS(web Application container Server).
  2. Tomcat

More info : https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/15/bi-platform-rest-sdk-rws-in-boe-4.2/

So WACS or Tomcat must be running to use new Launchpad.

To check REST APIs, simple API

Where <port> is the port number of WACS(Web Application Container Server) or Tomcat.

Above URL Response contains : product version details.

Logon Page:

Administrator configurations for new BI Launchpad (Fiorified) :

Name FioriBI.properties
Location “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default” (BOE webapp in webserver)

Home Page:

 

BI Launchpad Tool bar:

Tab

Description

My Home

When User first logs in to the BI Launch Pad, this is default user interface, which user can customize for the tasks you perform there.

Schedule

In this tab user can access all schedule instances scheduled by him using calendar widget and perform client actions on those instances

Inbox

(If User doesn’t have rights for both My Alerts and Inbox then this tab will be hidden)

The Inbox lets you view and manage system alerts,notifications and documents as message.

Folders

(If User doesn’t have rights for both My Folders and Public Folders then this tab will be hidden)

User can organize and manage objects using public and personal folders.

Recycle Bin

(Administrator can hide this tab by disabling Recycle Bin)

(Not user specific)

Recycle Bin is an application in the BI Launch Pad. When the user deletes an item from the BOE system, it is moved to the Recycle Bin, where it is temporarily stored until the Recycle Bin is emptied. This gives the user the opportunity to recover accidentally deleted reports/folders and restore them to their original locations.

Note:  Based on the user rights Menu tabs will be rendered and User can configure to any tab as default home tab.

Filters in My Home:

Filter

Description

Show all

This filter lists all the flat list BI objects : documents, reports, categories in the Home page.

My recently viewed

This filter lists all your recently viewed BI  documents in the Home page.

My Documents

This filter lists all documents you created in the Home page.

All Categories

A category is an organizational alternative to a folder. Use categories to label objects. This filter lists all the categories (Corporate and Personal) in the Home page.

My Favorites

(This is new feature available only in new launchpad)

This filter lists all documents or categories that you marked as your favorites in the Home page.

My recently run

This filter lists all your recently run BI documents in the Home page.

 BOE 4.2 SP05 features:

  • Context refresh in all the pages.
  • Uploading and editing the category image:
  • Table widget in all the pages were changed. The new Table widget provides sorting and filtering options.
  • More documents types were supported such as LUMX.
  • Landing Page and Landing filter was introduced. In account preferences, we can change the landing page:
  • GDPR(Global data protection regulation): The product was made GDPR compliant:
  • Back button was introduced in new BILaunchpad:
  • Expired and warning status was introduced in schedule. And ‘Pause’ and ‘Resume’ Caf actions were introduced.
  • The document can be marked as Favorite.
  • Web-Assistant to guide us through the Launchpad (https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/19/fiorified-bi-launchpad-and-web-assistant-in-boe-4.2/).

License:

The BI platform supports the following types of user licenses:

  • Concurrent user
  • Named user

Note: Number of concurrent logon sessions for a named user is limited to 10. If the named user tries to log into the 11th concurrent logon session, the system displays an approprite error message. You need to release one of the existing sessions to be able to log in.

Session Management:

Lifetime of the web session is defined in the web.xml of web-app (BOE).

The default time-out value for each web-app is 20 minutes.

If User opens Old BI launchpad and fiorified BI launchpad in different tabs of same browser then both the launchpads uses same Enterprise Session.

Web Application Bundle:

New fiorified BI launchpad also part of BOE webapp bundle. There is no need of some extra deployment specifically to new launchpad.

But there is separate .properties file for new launchpad called “FioriBI.properies” .

Name FioriBI.properties
Location “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default” (BOE webapp in webserver)

Copy *.properties  file to “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom” location and change the values as per requirement.

Restart the web server and clear the cache in browser before refresh the BI launchpad.

 

Videos:

Related Links:

https://help.sap.com/viewer/p/SAP_BUSINESSOBJECTS_BUSINESS_INTELLIGENCE_PLATFORM

https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/19/fiorified-bi-launchpad-and-web-assistant-in-boe-4.2/

https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/15/bi-platform-rest-sdk-rws-in-boe-4.2/

 

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  1. Ivan Yin

    Hi,

     

    There is a link named as “Contact Administrator ” in the logon page when accessing http://<WebServer&gt;:<Port>/BOE/BILaunchpad

     

    After clicking it in IE, it will try to send a mail to “administrator@bilp.com”. But nothing happens in Chrome.

    May I know if this mail address can be changed in someplace?

    Regards,

    Ivan

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Ivan,

      You can configure admin email “admin.user.email=********@***.com” in Bing.properties file.

      Bing.properties file located in “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default” (BOE webapp in webserver).

      SAP recommendation : duplicate Bing.properties file to “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom” location and change the values.

      Restart the web server and clear the cache in browser before refresh the BI launchpad.

      Thanks,

      Bharath

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    2. Bharath B N Post author

      I have tried in Chrome and Safari  by clicking on “Contact Administrator” and worked for me.

      can you check Chrome version once and email client configured in consumers machine?

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  2. Jawahar Konduru

    Bharath, Thanks for the information. I installed SP4 today. So lauchpad now, it is only to view the reports. When will we be able to create reports from Fiori Launchpad? is it in roadmap?

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  3. Former Member

    We have the same question.  We installed SP4 yesterday and have been trying to figure out how to launch Web Intelligence from the Fiorified BI launch pad without first having to view an existing Webi doc.  Is this not possible??

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  4. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

    Good article. Had a quick question, ​we deployed BI 4.2 SP04 and see that design studio works fine with the old BI Launchpad link but somehow does not work with the new fiori based BI Launchpad. Lumira and WebI reports work fine with the new link. Any idea whats causing this issue.

     

    Cheers,

    Daniel

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Please share the error message / Exceptions in new BI Launchpad (when user click on Design Studio Report)

      -Bharath

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  5. Ivan Yin

    Hi Bharath,

    By default, it will show  “Show All” in My Home. Is it possible to change it to show “All Categories” in My Home by default?

    Regards,
    Ivan

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      No.

      In BOE 4.2 SP04 – This option is not available for Filters inside the Tab.

      User can set any Menu Tab as default landing page like Folders, Schedules , Inbox…..

      Left Top User Icon-> User Settings -> Account Preference ->Page Preferences

      Video is also available for steps in this blog.

      -Bharath

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        1. Bharath B N Post author

          This feature is targeted in BOE 4.2 SP05 :

          User can set the variant filter which he wants to view from next login on My Home page.

          -Bharath

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          1. Former Member

            Hi Bharath,

            Quite a good post on the new Fiori styled BI Launchpad!

            The default “My Home” landing page brings in all the documents including css as well as image files that have been uploaded to the platform. This kind of behavior does not give a good user experience when you want to rollout the new BI Launchpad at an Enterprise level. The first question being asked as to why it can’t be defaulted to Category View as this view provides more of a professional view to business users. We were under the impression that the new BI Launchpad will have all the existing functionalities of the old Launchpad in addition to better user experience. However it seems, its not and there are many missing links with the new Launchpad. Waiting for SP05 that is only going to be available in 6 months time does not help to manage user expectations to have basic functionality working. I was wondering if there is a workaround to get the default view to be category, by creating BI Workspace or changing any of the config files on the server?

            Regards,

            Daniel

             

             

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  6. Jürgen Möller

    In the moment for the categories there is only one level possible. The hierarchy of the categories from the CMC is ignored by the fiorified Lauchpad. Is it planned to have subcategories where the subcategories are not shown on the top Level?

    Is it possible to change the both pictures for the categories with own pictures?

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      List all categories as flat list in “Categories” filter under “My Home” Menu In 4.2 SP04.

      User can’t change the picture of any categories (picture is fixed for both Corporate and Personal categories).

      -Bharath

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  7. Former Member

    So, how is the fiorified Launchpad any use besides looking pretty and to the future (it’s in the roadmap)?  Doesn’t make sense to maintain two url’s and having to access web intelligence from another location.  Thanks and your info is good!

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  8. Ivan Yin

    Hi Bharath,

     

    In the What’s guide, there is a screenshot as below. May I know what are the functions of these three buttons in the red box? Are they available now? If no, is there any roadmap for them?

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Ivan,

      This 3 buttons indicates : Search, Applications, Notifications

      1. Search functionality is available ( BOE 4.2 SP04 +).
      2. Notifications – user can see under Inbox menu – separate sub menu ( BOE 4.2 SP04 + ).
      3. Applications launch from Fiorified Launchpad is Not available in BOE 4.2 SP04 (It is in Roadmap).

      Note: This screenshot is visual design and not from Product (BOE 4.2 SP04).

      -Bharath

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  9. Former Member
    Hi Bharath,
    We just updated our environment from BI 4.1 SP7 to the new BI 4.2 SP4 today, but when I call the new Launchpad link, an Error is showed after the logon.
    The error is: “Resource not found: 19955 (RWS 00009)”..  Our deploy use PT-BR language
    Can you give us some hint about this issue?
    Thanks,
    Wagner

     

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Wagner,

      Is Launchpad working fine after closing this error popup?

      Please share the network trace.Press F12 and navigate to Network menu then refresh the page.

      you will see one API returning with 500/404 response code.

      -Bharath

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      1. Former Member

        Hi Bharath,

        Thanks for answer me.

        This is the network trace that you requested.

        The ocurrence that looks more related to the error is:

          1. Request URL:
          2. Request Method:
            GET
          3. Status Code:

            404 Not Found
          4. Remote Address:
            10.7.0.58:6405
          5. Referrer Policy:
            no-referrer-when-downgrade
        1. Response Headersview source
          1. Access-Control-Allow-Credentials:
            true
          2. Access-Control-Allow-Origin:
          3. Access-Control-Expose-Headers:
            X-SAP-LogonToken, X-SAP-PVL, WWW-Authenticate
          4. Content-Length:
            81
          5. Content-Type:
            application/json
          6. Date:
            Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:03:10 GMT
          7. Server:
            Apache-Coyote/1.1
        2. Request Headersview source
          1. Accept:
            application/json
          2. Accept-Encoding:
            gzip, deflate, sdch
          3. Accept-Language:
            pt-BR,pt;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.6,en;q=0.4
          4. Connection:
            keep-alive
          5. Content-Type:
            application/json;odata=verbose
          6. Host:
            boe4des.sep.sp.gov.br:6405
          7. Origin:
          8. Referer:
          9. User-Agent:
            Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36
          10. x-SAP-logonToken:
            BOE4DES.sep.sp.gov.br:6400@{3&2=458701,U3&2v=BOE4DES.sep.sp.gov.br:6400,UP&66=40,U3&68=secEnterprise:dcio_dti_wgomes,UP&S9=14588,U3&qe=100,U3&vz=3GILXnq0lQgKWxI6PdJ_Vd_gvTHhbKoD5BcreVvhOSo,UP}
          11. X-SAP-PVL:
            pt_BR

         

        After closing the message error we are abble to navigate and run reports, but another message error is showed when we try to run some reports with prompts.

         

        Regards

        Wagner

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  10. Christoph Bornhauser

    Hi Bharath

    How can I customize the fiorified BI Launchpad in the design (logo, background, font,…)? This can also be done using the Fiori color theme (e.g. SAP Belize).

    Thank you for your answer.

    Regard,
    Christoph

     

     

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Christoph,

      In BOE 4.2 SP04 – 2 Themes supported and User can change the theme in Fiorified BILaunchpad.

      Navigate to User settings- Click on button top left side.

      In 4.2 SP04 – Fiorified BI Launchpad customization for Logo and Font is not available (This is in Roadmap).

      – Bharath

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  11. Former Member

    Whether SAP planning to maintain 2 separate URLs ? It would be challenging to communicate to the users since we have separate user groups such as – Viewers, Super/Power Users who would need to do ad-hoc. What is the possible solution ?

    Is there any option to maintain single URL and switch, if required rather that separate URL?

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  12. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

    We upgraded our BI Platform from BI4.1 SP7.1 to BI4.2 SP04, we are getting the following error:

                 Erreurs (WSR 00400)

                 The resource of type “Service” with identifier “Comments” is not available.

    When vieweing any webi document.

    Thank you for your help ?

    Zakaria

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  13. Former Member

    Thanks Bharath,

     

    Is this going to be planned with SP05 too (in the roadmap)? It will be great to have the Fiori look and feel with ability to do element linking and commentary from the same interface.

     

    Cheers

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  14. Former Member

    Hi,

     

    I have a problem with open Lumira documents. If I open a Lumira document, each time the open document link is appearing in an new window. I need to login and then the Lumira document is visible in the new window. Is it possible, that the Lumira document will be open directly in the launchpad?

     

    Thanks,

    Markus

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      If user opening document in opendocument in new tab then session must be shared (No logon screen appears).Open Lumira inside the launchpad is not possible in BOE 4.2 SP04 and  its targeted in SP05.

       

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  15. Vytautas Thienel

    Hi,

    Using BI Fiori launchpad I am not able to open any documents in BI platform. I am not getting any errors. They simply do not open and I only can see the blank screen. I have tried to open WebI, excel, pdf documents documents. See the result below.

    Everything else seems to work fine. Using old BI Launchpad I can access those documents without any problem.

    I have installed BO 4,2 SP04 Patch 01 and followed this guide. However, I have changed the hostname of the server one month ago. Maybe this could be the problem? Nevertheless, the old BI launchpad works fine.

    In addition, I am testing it locally on the Linux server using Mozilla Firefox. 

    Any ideas?

    Thank you in advance.

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      1. Vytautas Thienel

        Hi,

        It works fine when it is launched from the client PC using IE and Wndows 10. However it does not work once it is launched from Linux server directly using Mozilla.

        The change of hostname or IP should not be the cause. I have tried to replicate the problem on the server without hostname or IP changes and got the same issue.

        Errors:

        http://IP:8080/BOE/portal/1708041859/Bing/com/sap/bing/images/sap_55X27.png [HTTP/1.1 404  2ms]
        downloadable font: OS/2: bad x_height: -1 (font-family: “SAP-icons” style:normal weight:normal stretch:normal src index:0) source: http://IP:8080/BOE/portal/1708041859/Bing/resources/sapui5/resources/sap/ui/core/themes/base/fonts/SAP-icons.woff2 main.jsp:1:12
        downloadable font: OS/2: bad cap_height: -1 (font-family: “SAP-icons” style:normal weight:normal stretch:normal src index:0) source: http://IP:8080/BOE/portal/1708041859/Bing/resources/sapui5/resources/sap/ui/core/themes/base/fonts/SAP-icons.woff2 main.jsp:1:12
        2017-08-07 11:19:25.545895 [main.jsp] registerResourcePath (‘com/sap/webi’, ‘../AnalyticalReporting/webiNG/’) –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:166:587
        Empty string passed to getElementById(). sap-ui-core.js:174:218
        Empty string passed to getElementById(). sap-ui-core.js:174:233
        2017-08-07 11:19:26 [index.html] Device API logging initialized – DEVICE sap-ui-core.js:18:643
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.458304 [index.html] registerResourcePath (”, ‘../resources/sapui5/resources/’) –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.460024 [index.html] registerResourcePath (‘sap/dfa/help’, ‘../resources/xray/WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/resources/sap/dfa/help/’) –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.460995 [index.html] registerResourcePath (‘sap/bi/webi’, ‘./’) –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.461725 [index.html] registerResourcePath (‘resources’, ‘../resources/’) –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.462399 [index.html] URL prefixes set to: –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.464179 [index.html]   (default) : ../resources/sapui5/resources/ –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.464945 [index.html]   ‘sap/dfa/help’ : ../resources/xray/WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/resources/sap/dfa/help/ –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.465774 [index.html]   ‘sap/bi/webi’ : ./ –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        2017-08-07 11:19:26.466489 [index.html]   ‘resources’ : ../resources/ –  sap.ui.ModuleSystem sap-ui-core.js:161:728
        Synchronous XMLHttpRequest on the main thread is deprecated because of its detrimental effects to the end user’s experience. For more help http://xhr.spec.whatwg.org/ sap-ui-core.js:155:2593
        mutating the [[Prototype]] of an object will cause your code to run very slowly; instead create the object with the correct initial [[Prototype]] value using Object.create WebiServices.js:1:1196
        TypeError: ‘then’ called on an object that does not implement interface Promise.

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          1. Vytautas Thienel

             

            I agree.Because it works fine when running Fiori Lauch Pad on local PC Win 10 using latest IE or Mozilla browsers.

            Once I will have some spare time I will try to install the latest Mozilla broswer on Linux server and see if this will solve the problem.

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        1. Bharath B N Post author

          If you are hitting form out side the machine please set API url to IP address or name which can be used from any other machines in network.

          Else 

          If you are hitting from same machine please use “localhost”  in all the urls.

           

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  16. Vytautas Thienel

    Is it possible to open WebI Java Applet via Fiorified BI Launchpad? In addition, is there a way how to open a “blank” WebI to start creating the report? It seems that currently I can open a WebI Document and only then press on New Document to create the new report.

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      No. You can view Webi using unified viewer only.

      In BOE 4.2 SP04 launching Webi designer direct option is not available. (In Roadmap).

       

      -Bharath

       

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  17. Rene Kragsfeldt

     

    Hi Bharath,

    We are coming from the SAP Enterprice portal and a planning a transition of approx. 3000 users to the new fiorified launchpad. One thing that are crucial for our users and what we can’t find out how to solve in the launchpad, is the ability to launch favorites (Lumira 2.x bookmarks) directly from the launchpad without having to run a report first and execute it from here. We intend to use the Generic Analysis application as default template.

    Today in the SAP Enterprise Portal users creates favorites (Navigational states of a BW query or query view including drill down and filters viewed in the 0ANALYSIS_PATTERN WAD template saved as a KM Bookmark) from a report, and have easy access to their favorites on the front page of the portal. This is our most common used approach for our users to navigate to their reports in our >700 report repository.

    We are looking very much forward on a clarification to achieve a similar functionality in the BI Launchpad or be guided to how the Bookmark and favorites in Lumira 2.x documents are intended to be used.

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    1. Denis Konovalov

       

      I think you’re mixing 2 different things – SAP Enterprise portal, SAP Enterprise portal Fiori Launchpad and fiorified bilaunchpad in BOE.
      BOE Bilaunchpad and its fiorified version are not designed to launch Lumira bookmarks directly.

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      1. Rene Kragsfeldt

        Are there any plans for launching Lumira bookmarks directly from the BOE BI Launchpad? Or can someone guide us for other ways for the users to personalize navigational states of BEx Queries and have easy access to these – preferably within the BOE BI Launchpad (fiorified version)?

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  18. René Kragsfeldt

     

    Hi,

    We are new to the BO Launchpad in general. Before we introduce the Launchpad for the masses in our organisation, we would like to have default language set to English for all users. We are a global company and to ease training material and user support, we prefer that our users have the language settings set for English as default and not “Bowser locale”.

    Anyone who can give a hint for where this can be set?

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      1. Christian Neumann

        Thank you for your quick response.

        Ok, that’s not so nice. So, a ‘hide option’ is also not on the roadmap?

        How can we use the schedule tab? We are useing Design Studio applications and Analysis workbooks with a OLAP Connection to a SAP BW.

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  19. Former Member

    Hi,

    thank you for your thorough description.

    Unfortunately I haven’t found any option to lauch the BI-Applications like WebIntelligence from the frioried BI-Launchpad.

    Does the Launchpad need to be configured for the applications, or is starting applications like WebIntelligence from the friorired BI-Lauchpad no more desired by SAP?

    Best regards

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  20. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

    Nice blog! Thanks for sharing. Have a quick question. Old Hyperlinks calling external URL’s are not working in the Fiorified version, but it works with Normal Version. Is this a bug or yet to be release functionality ?

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  21. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

    We noticed the Fiorified BI Launchpad runs noticeably slower than the traditional BI Launchpad on our mobile Android tablets (Android 5.1.1). We placed two identically configured tablets side-by-side, launched the Fiorified BI Launchpad in one tablet, and the traditional BI Launchpad in the other (both via Chrome).  The traditional one is able to login and open reports faster than the Fiorified one. Is this a known issue? What could be causing this?

     

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  22. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

     

    At the Logon Page, I am not able to see a drop-down selector for Authentication Type (Enterprise, SAP, etc.). How can I enable this? I can see it in your screenshot above.

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      1. Navigate to the Location “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default\bing.properties” (BOE webapp in webserver)

       

      2. set  —- > authentication.visible=true

       

      3. Restart web server.

       

       

      Bharath

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      1. Former Member

        Thank you Bharath,

        I will try updating the properties file. Is there any standard documentation on how to use this file?

        Would love to see what else can be configured (and to what extent) via this properties file.

         

        -Jon

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  23. Former Member

    Hi,

    The “Document Link” in the “Details” of a Webi report is not working for me.

    It opens up in a separate browser tab with the following error message: Illegal access to the viewer, please use a valid url.

    Will this be fixed/supported by SP05?

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    1. Bharath B N Post author
      1. Is this happening only for Webi Documents ?
      2. Please compare once with URL generated from classic BI launchpad and Fiori BI Launchpad.

      Bharath

       

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        1. Former Member

          Thanks again for the swift response, Bharath, much appreciated. I will go through that archive post and determine the root cause of the error. In the meantime, I see that the links generated via the classic and the fiorified launchpad are identical – is this the expectation? If so, how can we have openDoc links to Webi reports open in fiorified UI? Is this supported in SP05 perhaps?

          As always, thanks in advance.

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          1. Bharath B N Post author

            Yes. In SP04 opendoc link in both launchpads will be identical.

            From SP05 – please add “sViewer=fiori” to opendoc url to open in Unified viewer.

            Bharath

             

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  24. mohd fahad

    Hi Bharat,

    Awesome Job, thanks for the information.

    Just installed SP4. Great user interface and navigation performance.

    Few question though :-)?

    1.) Changing Password:

    I created Test Enterprise ID and set the properties as “User cannot change his password”. However when I login with Test ID to BILaunchpad SP4 i’m able to change my password. Any idea on this?

    2.) Control Content on Landing Page

    At the moment landing page basically spills out every files user has access to, do we know how much control we have to customize that? or better way of representation?

    3.) Folder Tree Structure. (Any way to retain that)

    Every file opens as a new window within the same window occupying more space for more real-estate, therefore loosing tree folder structure. The only way seems to be is click HOME button.

    Highly appreciate your response, thanks

     

    Regards,

    Fahad

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Thank you Fahad.

           1. Change Password: 

      As per the screen shot – you selected “User cannot change Password” option.

      Please uncheck this option and try .

       

         2. Control Content on landing page

      In BOE 4.2 SP04 – Setting default tab as landing page option is available.

      From BOE 4.2 SP05 –  User can set default filter in My Home tab.

       

         3. Folder Tree Structure

      If user click on reports – Report will open in same window. (Same as classic launchpad)

      If user want to open the report in next tab – Please click on 3 dots of report and click on details ->   user will get link for document -> right click and open in new tab

       

       

      Bharath

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      1. mohd fahad

        Hi Bharat – thanks for your valuable input.

        Few clarifications, observation and final conclusion.

        1. User can change password (Clarification)

        Concern here is User can change the password even though CMC settings are SET as “Cannot change”.

         2. Control Content on landing page

        A.) We are on BOE 4.2 SP04 Patch04 and i dont see ‘Landing Filter’ option like you have from BOE  4.2 SP05.

        B.) What is the setting to default to “Public Folder” seems like there is terminology change?

        3. Folder Tree Structure

        Yes seems like a workaround. Would be great if there would be a Sliding Panel for Tree Structure. (Hide/Show), something that a smart developer would do in first place to acquire more real-estate for any application.

        4. Authentication Drop-down

        We set the “authentication.visible=true” and got it working on new link “/BOE/BILaunchpad. However we lost it on Classic link “/BOE/BI”. Any idea on this?

        Observation and conclusion

        Great to have performance with modern visual appearance but all that comes with a price. As i was playing around i learned few drawbacks. It’s not for power-user who would edit query or drag and drop objects from available panel or schedule (webi reports). The list can go on…

        Seems like we need to maintain 2 urls as we go.

        1. http://sapbop:8080/BOE/BILaunchpad  – Fiori
          • Modern look, extremely user friendly, great visual appearance.
          • Perhaps no drawbacks, as the intention is to keep it light and user-friendly.
        2. http://sapbop:8080/BOE/BI
          • Classic Robust with all features (Power-users).

         

        Regards,

        Fahad

        Regards,

        Fahad

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        1. Bharath B N Post author

          Thanks mohd fahad  for the Great Summarization.

          1. User can change password (Clarification): No User cannot change the password without rights. I have verified internally.
          2. Control Content on landing page: No options to set landing filter in SP04 but user can set     landing tab in SP04.  User can set Folder tab as landing tab and this will land in My Folders by default inside the tab.
          3. Folder Tree Structure: Hide and show option is not available now.
          4. Authentication Drop-down : “authentication.visible=true” please set the properties in “….\BOE\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default\BIlaunchpad.properties” and for new Launchpad “Bing.Properties”(in SP04)  and “FioriBI.properties”(In SP05).

          Bharath

           

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  25. Patrick Zeiser

    Hi Bharath,

    I tried to new Fiori Launchpad with BOE 4.2 SP05. Great new tool but I have one question: Is it planned for future releases that user can authorized over “SAP (BW). Currently just Enterprise, AD Kerberos, AD Kerberos SSD and LDAP is possible. See my screenshot. This is a no go in my Enterprise!

    Best regards!

    Patrick

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      1. Bharath B N Post author

        Hi Patrick,

        First thing is authentication which you shared screen shot is for WACs and Fiorified BI Launchpad supports all auth types which are supported in  classic BI Launchpad.

        Yes you can configure it for http or https.

        Bharath

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  26. Patrick Zeiser

    Hi Bharath B N ,

    thanks for your quick response!

    Could you provide me a screenshot where I can configure the authentification for the Fiorified BI Launchpad ? Which service is it?

    And where/(which service) can I configure https instead of http?

    Best regards!

    Patrick

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      For all settings related Fiorified BI Launchpad.

      Navigate to the Location “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default\FioriBI.properties” (BOE webapp in webserver) and duplicate this file to “\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom\” and change the values

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  27. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

     

    Good  to all contents about the new Launchpad. I would like to add an administrator task  that we need to add granular level right “ Logon to new Fiorified BI Launch pad ” to the CMC -> applications-> BI Launchpad  to the users who would like to login to the new BI launchpad.

     

    Thanks,

    Srinivas Perumandla

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  28. Andreas Hühn

    Hello Bharath,

    we have made the update from BI 4.2SP03 to SP05.

    After the update, I made the settings in FioriBI.properties and opened the BILaunchpad site. The login page also appears.

    However, I did not use any entry for setting the special right FioriBILaunchpad among the applications in the CMC for BILaunchpad. Was the repository not updated properly when updating to SP05?

    I’ve already done a repair attempt of the software. No success.

    Only when I create a new SIA node and connect it to a new database in the CCM can I see the special right in the CMC. That shows, that the software was installed correctly?

    How do I get it, that the update also works on the regular repository?

     

    best regards Andreas

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  29. Ahmed Baseer

    Dear BI Gurus ,

    Thanks for sharing your comments and Bharath for the wonderful blog , we’ve installed BI 4.2 SP04 PL 1 but we’re unable to create a new webi documents of Lumira from the Fiori-fied look , any option to create new documents ?

    Thanks for the help

    -Ahmed Baseer

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        1. Bharath B N Post author

          In SAP BI SP05 aslo launching designers option is not available.

          when it will be available ? – Not officially announced from SAP. 🙁

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          1. Dmitry Kharitonov

            Dear Bharath,

             

            before you have mentioned that it is in the roadmap.

            Is it still in the roadmap or the design option of WEBI won’t be available ?

             

            Kind regards,

            Dmitry

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  30. Donatas Budrys

    Hi, Bharath,

    Where can we set the global preferences for Fiori BI Launchpad / User Account Settings / “Use Administrator Provided Settings” menu? I cannot find such global settings in CMC (like CMC / UserGroup / BI Launch Pad Preferences for Classic BI Launchpad).

    Thanks.

    Best regards,

    Donatas Budrys

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Donatas Budrys,

      Changing preference globally is not yet available in CMC.

      Use Administrator settings will use default setting in Fiorified BI Launchpad (My Home lading with filter Recently Viewed).

      Bharath

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  31. Former Member

    Hi Bharath,

    we deployed BO 4.2 SP 5, Patch 200, Design Studio  1.6 SP 6, Patch 2 and the fiorified launchpad. I can’t find my design Studio applications in recently viewed or in my favorites. Do you know why?

     

    Thanks and best regards,

    Marc

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    1. Bharath B N Post author

      Hi Former Member ,

      This is a bug in SP05.

      I will update you soon – which patch will contain this fix.

       

      Bharath

       

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  32. Stephen Snook

     

    Hi Bharath,

    We are installing BO 4.2 SP5 and have noticed an issue with the behaviour of prompts in the Fiori WEB Intelligence Interactive Viewer.

    Specifically we have a WEBi which has 2 prompts – 1 mandatory and 1 optional. If the optional prompt is left blank, we expect all values to be returned in the report as per the classic version of WEBi.

    However, with the new Fiori WEBi Interactive Viewer this behaviour is intermittent. Sometimes it works as expected, but sometimes the report returns no values when it is first run, but if you refresh all values are returned.

    We access the BI Launchpad using a load balancer URL.

    Do you have any ideas as to why this might be?

    Thanks,

    Steve

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  33. Jürgen Möller

    Uploading and editing the category image

    When I upload an own category image it is stored only for my user (in my case administrator). All other users see the standard image for this category.

    What I need is to change the category image so that all users see this new image. Is this possible?

    Best regards,

    Jürgen

     

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  34. Jürgen Möller

     

    When opening the Fiorified Launchpad first time every user starts with the view ‘My Recently Viewed’, because the option ‘Use Administrator Provided Settings’ in the Account Preferences is set.

    There is no possibility in the CMC to change the ‘Use Administrator Provided Settings’, so that it’s not possible to initialize some other view (e.g. ‘All Categories’) for all users.

    Is there any possibility to initialize the view ‘All Categories’ for all users?

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  35. Bashair Almuhammdi

    Hi Bharath,

    we have BO4.2 SP06 and we  want to add “Last Referenced date” as a column beside “last Update” column as I pointed in below screen ( Under Folder tab), Is there anyway to do it ?

     

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  36. Jürgen Möller

    Hello Bharath,

    thanks for your answers above. They are really helpful.

    Seems that the search doesn’t find categories. I have tried it with a special word in the Title, Description and Keywords in the category.

    We want to change the workspaces from the old Launchpad with the categories of the fiorified Launchpad. Our problem is, that the users can search now for the workspaces but not for the categories in future.

    In the categories it’s possible to use keywords. Is there any benefit to do this?

    Best regards,

    Jürgen

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  37. Gregor Horvath

    Hi Barath,

     

    thank you for your great blog.

    We’ve just upgraded to 4.2 sp5 p4 and I have a question about Fiorified launchpad and Analysis for office.

    We can open Webi Documents, Crystal reports, Lumira Documents in the Fiori Launchpad. Works like a charm.

    But, when we want to open Analysis for Office Documetns (we’re on Version 2.7), a new windows appears with that “open Document” link stating that the account information has not been recognized. The logondata submitted to secSAPR3 are not valid.

    SSO works for all our involved systems.

    I suppose that AfO documetns can be opened via BI Fiori Lauchpad?

     

    regards

    Greg

     

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  38. Hayes Rutherford

    Wonderful blog, thank you! We are looking to rollout the Fiori viewer for our mobile users on iPads using opendoc links with &sViewer=fiori. This is working great however, some reports contain document links to other reports. Clicking an embedded document link using an iPad works when using standard viewer but when using sViewer=fiori, the document links do not open. Is this functionality supported?

    Thanks!!

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  39. Patrick Zeiser

    Hi Bharath B N

    is it possible in the settings on CMC to deactivate some items on the tabstrip, e.g. currently we want unenable “Schedule”, “Inbox” and “Recycle Bin”?

    They should be grey, so that the user know “Ok, there will be some proved function in the future”, but without function.

    Greetings

    Patrick

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