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enable SAP IQ for DBACOCKPIT

last changed: 17th of November 2022

by default the User (SAP<SID>USR) which is used to move the data from the primary Database to the SAP IQ Database doesn’t have the necessary permissions to execute the options in Transaction DBACOCKPIT in ABAP.

Note 3223681 – New features for DBACOCKPIT on SAP IQ (cumulative Release)
contains the TCI for SAP_BASIS releases 750 SP11-SP25 and 753 SP00-SP09
for SAP Basis 7.56 (BW/4 2021) the new DBACOCKPIT for IQ is part of the SAP Basis 7.56 SP03

SAP Help – Introduction | SAP Help Portal

Note 3212812 – DBSPACE usage screen correction for TB and PB in DBACOCKPIT for SIQ dashboard
Note 3195407 – Maintenance Tool for DBA Cockpit SQL Scripts
Note 3194864 – Transaction DBCO – length of passwords in maintenance of database connections
Note 3200708 – DBA Cockpit: Support for long passwords for database connections

please note that with NetWeaver 7.56 or 2021, only the IE11 Control is still supported and legacy functions are called now externally with a current Web Browser like Chrome or Edge.

Blog – SapMachine and SAP HANA Studio

In newer ABAP System adapt the SICF setting systemloginjs
Note 2900689 – SAPGUI for HTML. WebGUI logon not working on S/4 Hana 1909

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activate service systemloginjs with tx. SICF

SAP Help – (NetWeaver) SAP HANA Smart Data Access (SDA) for Near-Line Storage in SAP IQ
SAP Help – (HANA) SAP Authorization Objects
SAP Help – (DBACOCKPIT) DBA Guide for SAP on SAP IQ

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DBACOCKPIT of IQ – selected features

Furthermore, it is more suitable to move the additional permissions to another user, like already with SAP HANA, called DBACOCKPIT to separate the permissions. To change the necessary IQ Options mentioned in the following Note, these additional permissions are also mandatory.

 

In addition, you should also know that the DBCO connection create in tx. DBACOCKPIT cannot be used to properly move the data to the IQ Database known as secondary Database. However, the created DBCO connection for NLS/ILM can be used to connect the DBACOCKPIT, as it is enhanced with several additional parameters needed. 

 

Note 3094594 – Enable SAP IQ for DBACOCKPIT
Note 3017355 – SAP IQ 16.1 SP04 PLx – correct SAPIQDB.cfg settings
Note 3119008 – Configure SAP IQ and HANA for SDA/ODBC
Note 3196447 – troubleshooting an existing SAP IQ 16.x Implementation for NLS/DTO and ILM

More Details of the complete SAP IQ Setup can be found in the Document mentioned here:
Note 2780668 – SAP First Guidance – BW NLS Implementation with SAP IQ

Blog – SAP IQ Audit Process (SAP ILM, SAP BW NLS/DTO, and Standalone SAP IQ)
the new functionality delivered with the DBACOCKPIT for IQ automates the workaround now.

 


Transaction DBCOCKPIT is much better to support SAP IQ for the SAP standard Use Cases and also replace the retired SAP IQ Cockpit based of the Adobe Flash Technology which was stopped by End of 2020.

The Reason for seeing ABAP and WebDynpro based screens is the fact, that SAP stopped the Support of the IE11 Browser, with the current SAP GUI 7.70 still support the IE11 Control.

Blog – SapMachine and SAP HANA Studio

a extensive SQL- Editor is now available!

and where light is, is also shadow – the danger of the SQL Editor of DBACOCKPIT

SAP IQ Backup Event can be directly created and triggered in the DBACOCKPIT!

Maintenance

Additional Maintenance for User/Roles/Alerts and Events (improved)

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Audit Process – list dangerous SQL Statements in IQ

Adding DBfile is possible and DBspace is possible now

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Creation of User DB Spaces

The Functionality is available without any restriction with the mentioned SAP Notes above …

no more SAP IQ Monitoring Drama …

solving the questions like:
Graphical Administration Tool for SAP IQ 16.0 (missing)
SAP IQ Cockpit GUI replacement for 16.1
Automating SAP IQ backups using IQ cockpit
Prometheus Dashboard – How to monitor SAP IQ metrics using Prometheus


Roland Kramer, SAP Platform Architect for Intelligent Data & Analytics, SAP SE
@SAPFirstGuidance

 

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”

 

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      Author's profile photo Jeff Coote
      Jeff Coote

      Hi Roland,

      Many thanks for this information and new functionality enabled within the DBACOCKPIT for SAP IQ.

       

      I have implemented the latest corrections as per OSS note - 3223681 - New features for DBACOCKPIT on SAP IQ (TCI for SAP_BASIS releases 750 SP11-SP25 and 753 SP00-SP09)

       

      And I have enabled IQ auditing via ;

      SET OPTION PUBLIC.auditing = 'On';
      SET OPTION PUBLIC.audit_log = 'TRANSLOG';

      CALL sa_enable_auditing_type( 'all' );

       

      However I still cannot see any entries in the DBACOCKPIT >.> Diagnostics >> Audit Log  screen??

      If I dump the tran log and extract the data via;

      dbbackup -c "eng=sapqxe_QXE_00;UID=DBA;PWD=********" -y -x /backup/CATALOG_BACKUP
      cd /backup/CATALOG_BACKUP/
      dbtran -g SAPIQDB.log iqdemo.audit.030123.txt

      I can see the audit records in the txt file etc.

       

      As per your statement below - can you advise on how we can see the IQ audit records in DBACOCKPIT and also how we can  automate the IQ auditing workaround as per your statement below??

      Blog – SAP IQ Audit Process (SAP ILM, SAP BW NLS/DTO, and Standalone SAP IQ)
      the new functionality delivered with the DBACOCKPIT for IQ automates the workaround now.

       

      Best rgs

      Jeff Coote

      BP SAP Basis

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Jeff Coote

      Is your primary database SAP HANA, otherwise this would not work for other primary databases.

      Please Note, that the method which is used with the DBACOCKPIT for IQ differs from the approach from Mark Mumy stated in the mentioned Blog.

      with the correct prerequisites the Audit Function is enabled

      Best Regards Roland

       

      Author's profile photo Jeff Coote
      Jeff Coote

      Hi Roland - Yes our primary DB is HANA, ideally I would like to control this via DBACOCKPIT so please can you advise on the steps?

      Best rgs

      Jeff

      Author's profile photo Roland Kramer
      Roland Kramer
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Jeff

      see also the mentioned SAP Help – Introduction | SAP Help Portal

      and for the additional functionality, you have to follow the Blog of Mark Mumy - SAP IQ Audit Process (SAP ILM, SAP BW NLS/DTO, and Standalone SAP IQ)

      best regards Roland

      Author's profile photo Jeff Coote
      Jeff Coote

      Ok thanks Roland - So I see that the DBACOCKPIT display only shows the changes made to the DB via DBACOCKPIT functionality as per;;

      "The DBA audit log records all actions from DBA Cockpit that make changes to the database."

       

      We will review the requirements with the business and implement what is required.

       

      Best rgs

      Jeff