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SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 SP01 (SAP BI 4.3 SP1) Released!

Source: Webi4Me

SAP BusinessObjects 4.3 SP01 Released

December 9th, 2020

Merry Christmas ???

Half a year after the release of SAP BI 4.3 SP00, I’m happy to announce today the latest Service Pack aka Support Package for SAP BI 4.3 – version

Bang on time according to the Q4 2020 Maintenance Schedule:

Source: Maintenance Schedule

What was released?

The usual suspects were released for a fresh Installation or Support Package:

  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Server
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Client Tools
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Live Office
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Integration for SharePoint
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 NET SDK Runtime
  • SAP Crystal Server 2020 SP01
  • SBOP BI Platform 4.3 SP01 Crystal Reports for Enterprise
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2020 SP01

What’s New?

When SAP BI 4.3 SP00 was released last July, we knew that few things were still missing from features available in SAP BI 4.2 SP08.  These were called “Feature Catch up” (see SAP Note: 2937327).

Some information:

  • Tomcat has been updated from 9.0.26 to 9.0.38.  SAP Note 2112338 will be updated shortly.  ⚠ This will affect your SSO and other customisations.

Download Location

These packages are available from these locations:

Installing – How did it go?

My test environment is running on an AWS EC2 t2.xlarge.  That’s 4 Cores and 16GB RAM.

To install SAP BI 4.3 SP01, you need to follow the exact same steps as in previous 4.x versions.

Here I will update from SAP BI 4.3 SP00 to SAP BI 4.3 SP01.  Before:

All went well and as expected.


ℹ : See how it changed the “Installed On” date of the SP00 packages.

Products Installed:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform Servers 4.3 SP01 – ONE
    • 1/2 BIPLATS4301_0-70002684_P1.EXE
    • 2/2: BIPLATS4301_0-70002684_P2.RAR

  • SBOP BI Platform Clients 4.3 SP01 – ONE
    • BIPLATCLNT4301_0-70005711.EXE


The usual documents have been made available on the SAP Help Portal:

  • Released Notes & Fixed Issues: N/A
  • Business Intelligence Platform Installation Guide

Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

(Supported Platform)

Release to Customer (RTC): 12.06.2020

General Availability (GA): 12.06.2020

End of Mainstream Maintenance: 30.06.2025

End of Priority One Support Phase: 30.06.2027

  • URLs:

As always, make sure you have a look at what has been added or deprecated in this version.  There is a bit of both around Operating System, Browser, etc and Semantic Layer & Data sources.

Maintenance Schedule – What’s Next?

  • SAP BI 4.3 SP01

08.01.2021: SAP BI 4.3 SP00 Patch 1 (

Week 7 (February 2021): SAP BI 4.3 SP01 Patch 2

Week 13 (March 2021): SAP BI 4.3 SP01 Patch 3

  • SAP BI 4.3 SP02: Expected December 2021

Source: Patrick Sims

Source: Patrick Sims

Source: Maintenance Schedule

Source: BI Support Pack End of Life Dates


What can I say.  It’s installed!  And it worked… ?‍♂️

For information, there are 2x LinkedIn Events coming up hosted by 360Suite by GB&Smith and SAP where you will learn about the newest features and enhancements incorporated into this Service Pack 1.

Special guests from SAP: Gregory BOTTICCHIO and Patrick Sims.

Keep in Touch!

Hope this blog was useful.   Please do share your thoughts and comments.

Feel free to “like” and post it on social media!

Always happy to connect:

Have a great Christmas and New Year holidays.  See you for SAP BI 4.3 SP02 next summer ??

Take care and stay safe.




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      Author's profile photo Denys van Kempen
      Denys van Kempen

      Thanks Patrick,

      FYI The documentation is still marked as "draft" but as the software is released it should become available shortly.

      Author's profile photo Patrick Perrier
      Patrick Perrier
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Denys van Kempen - appreciated!

      Author's profile photo Loic LE REUN
      Loic LE REUN

      Hi Patrick,

      Both PAM and Help Portal website have been updated with SP01 information now.


      Author's profile photo Patrick Perrier
      Patrick Perrier
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Loic!

      Blog updated.

      Author's profile photo Ralf Verlage
      Ralf Verlage

      Just 1 doc is still missing is the one that would explain all issues being fixed. Does 4.3 SP01 actually contain all fixes of 4.3 Patch400?

      Author's profile photo Narayan Mukku
      Narayan Mukku

      Hi Patrick,

      When I tried to upgrade from SAP BI4.3 Patch 1 ( to SAP BI 4.3 SP01 (using BIPLATS4301_0-70002684_P1/P2), getting Error as Administrator password is wrong, However I am able to login CMS App and CCM without any issues with same password. even I took care no special characters in Admin Password. its an SSL Enabled Environment.   could you please suggest how to overcome this error and upgrade it successfully.



      Author's profile photo Denis Konovalov
      Denis Konovalov

      Corba SSL must be disabled before upgrades

      Author's profile photo Denis Konovalov
      Denis Konovalov

      its documented in upgrade guide and best practices KBA's

      Author's profile photo Narayan Mukku
      Narayan Mukku

      Thanks Denis, I am able to Upgrade to BI4.3 SP1 after disabling and deleing CER entries from Registry.

      However the update took almost 15 hrs to update successfully and after update couple of issues

      all schedule reports are failing and unable to view any webi report getting 'Not Found (RWS 00005)' error.

      After Physical restart of Windows server all are working fine.

      but the Tomcat taking more than 30 minutes to access BI or CMC. Any suggestion to improve the Tomcat restart performances..



      Author's profile photo Rauf Osho
      Rauf Osho

      I agree with Denis Konovalov in order to apply any upgrade, Corba SSL need to be disabled.

      Author's profile photo Dario Vargas
      Dario Vargas


      Thanks a lot Patrick !!!!


      You are the best 😉 and your santa hat is incredible. This Service Pack is really useful for customers coming from SAPBO4.2


      Author's profile photo Adrian Egger
      Adrian Egger

      Thanks for the detailed update Patrick!

      But we have an issue when we click on a Tile of Analysis Office 2.8 Workbook it does not open the Excel instead we receive a Error Msg like this:

      404 Missing Page

      The page you requested is not available on this web server for one of the following reasons:

      • The address you typed may be inaccurate. For example, a character was missing. To correct this issue, double-check the address and make sure that it is spelled correctly.
      • If you clicked on a link or button, the web application that generates this link may be experiencing a temporary problem. Close and restart your browser and try the link again at a later time.

      After verifying that the error is not the result of a bad address or web application problem, perhaps the page you tried to access may no long exist or can not be generated. Report this problem to the webmaster or the administrator.

      If you are the webmaster or the administrator of this web server, refer to the SAP Business Intelligence Suite Error Messages Explained Guide for more suggestions.

      If the problem still persists, please:

      We need a solution for that! Can anyone help?

      Thanks a lot!¨Kind regards