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SAP Data services (BODS) 4.3 release / Installation / new features of BODS 4.3

Hi All,


Finally, the most awaited Data services version 4.3 got released by 31st Apr 2022.



it came up with good developments and improvements. I have just started using it. sooner I will post all details.

let’s walk through with main details I have gotten.


My 1st experience is that it won’t support 4.2 version or 4.2 patches anymore – You must
use the highest supported 4.3 version of SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence platform (BI platform) or SAP Business Objects Information Platform Services (IPS) with Data Services 4.3.

So, you should uninstall the existing BO setup or IPS setup and get the latest version.

Disclaimer: do not try to upgrade it, just uninstall and install a newer version, upgrade we are having a lot of unsupported issues, 🙂 Hope u get good benefits with this tip.

Note: You can still upgrade from the 4.2 version as well, but my experience is not good with this option but the new installation was smooth.


Prerequisites for BODS + IS ( Information Steward)

  • SAP Business Objects Information platform services (IPS) 4.3 SP2 Patch 1 or the highest compatible patch if you only want to use features of Data Services or Information Steward
  • When performing a full or fresh installation of IPS, you must use the latest IPS installation package that has been certified per KBA 3197694 and has a name ending in “ONE”.
  • Link is here KBA3197694

Prerequisites for BODS + BI reporting ( I have not used it yet):

– SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence platform (BI platform) 4.3 SP2 Patch 1 or highest compatible patch if you also want to use Business Intelligence clients such as Web Intelligence documents or Crystal Reports.


once it done, we got to use:


Version details

Installation packages



I have seen few improvements in excel source as well and address cleansing transform.


I will come up with more details on it in the next series.

I hope my learning and analysis would help you to understand the installation of the BODS 4.3 version.


In the next blog posts, we can discuss more processing.

That’s all about this blog post.

Thanks for reading, please provide your feedback. ?

Happy Learning, see you in my next blog 🙂



Venkatesh Golla

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      Author's profile photo Kevin Vira
      Kevin Vira

      Thank you for this blog. We are planning to upgrade our DS environment from 4.2 SP14 P13 to DS 4.3. Possible share some experience on issues you faced while upgrading DS without doing a fresh install?

      Kevin V.

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      Yes, I faced it during brining the lower version code(4.0) so I manually changed them in XML to the upper version and brought them to 4.2, and them moved.

      Author's profile photo Vinay Veldandi
      Vinay Veldandi

      Hello Kevin,


      Have you upgraded 4.2 to 4.3. please share your experience.

      Thank you

      Author's profile photo Youssef BOUZROUTI
      Youssef BOUZROUTI

      Hello ,

      Is someone can share  where can I find the release note related to  sap DS 4.3 ?  We are planning to upgrade SAP DATA Services  14.2.14 to 4.3 .

      Thanks for sharing  any experience


      Author's profile photo Toni Bormann
      Toni Bormann

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      Thanks Toni

      Author's profile photo Kranthi Sri Kaja
      Kranthi Sri Kaja

      Hi Venkatesh,

      we are going to upgrade the SAP Data services from 4.2 sp8 to 4.3 sp2 however we would like to do it as a fresh installation on a new windows server 2019. To download the software from SAP downloads, Is it the Installations & Upgrades or the Support Packages and Patches ? Which one should I download from to cover my scenario.

      Can you please help ?