SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform

Working with CSV data in Automation Framework

Working with CSV Data If you are working with BI Automation Framework which is delivered as part of BI 4.2 SP05, you will notice that many standard task templates support input parameter values in CSV format. This blog post highlights the points how to work with CSV data in Automation framework You should always provide header followed by values in comma separated format. For example, Document Refresh Task Template accepts ID/CUIDs in CSV format for …

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Introduction to BI Administration Console

As part of BI4.2 SP05, you will find a new application called BI Administration Console which caters to the different needs of BI Administrators, Delegated Administrators and Developers. I am writing this to give you a short introduction about it. you can access it through below URL http://<host>:<port>/BOE/BIAdminConsole The purpose of this application is administrate BI landscapes efficiently and automate your day today tasks easily. It is a container for improvised versions …

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How to provide input parameters in Automation Framework

This blog highlights the different ways in which you can provide input parameters in Automation Framework which is delivered as part of BI 4.2 SP05 While you create a scenario in Automation Framework, you can provide input values during design time and run time. This means you can add the input values while creating and pass input dynamically while executing a scenario. There are three ways to add input values to a Scenario: Value Help (Design Time) Type-in (Design …

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How to create a Custom Task Template for BI Automation Framework

With BI 4.2 SP05 we have released the BI Automation Framework as part of the BI Administration Console. In this blog I would like to share more Information about the Custom Task Template Java SDK and how you can develop task templates and use them in the Automation Framework. The Custom Task Template Java SDK allows you – via OSGI Plug-Ins – to add advanced functionality to the Automation Framework. For example you can develop …

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Fiorified BI Launchpad and Web Assistant in BOE 4.2

This blog describes:- About Web Assistant, Configure Web Assistant for Fiorified BI Launchpad (BOE 4.2 SP05), Enable and use web Assistant in Fiorified BI Launchpad Web Assistant feature available in Fiorified BI Launchpad from SAP BOE 4.2 SP05 and Onwards.   About Web Assistant: The SAP Enable Now Web Assistant is a web-based help system to provide context-sensitive user assistance. It enables users to get started quickly and to find all relevant information …

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Come out of the cold and catch up with the @ASUG_BI December 2017 Newsletter #ASUG

ASUG Business Intelligence December Bulletin Welcome to the latest issue of the BI Bulletin, a monthly newsletter keeping you up-to-date on important business warehouse and business intelligence initiatives, events, and member offerings. This newsletter features sections that highlight various activities and action items for you to be aware of. We hope this information allows you to take full advantage of your ASUG membership. 2017 in Review Webcasts This year, the ASUG BI …

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BI Platform Support Tool 2.1 is released, here’s a summary of the new features

Hello BI community, It’s been a long time coming but we have finally released SAP BusinessObjects BI platform support tool 2.1.  In this article, I will go over the new features and changes both large and small. For more detailed information and to download the new version refer to the BIPST Homepage: https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/SAP+BI+Platform+Support+Tool For demos and detailed webinar, refer to:   Unix/Linux Shell Version For those customers where Unix/Linux is …

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BI Platform REST SDK (RWS) in BOE 4.2

This blog describes:- BI Platform REST Webservices (biprws) BOE 4.2 SP05, Configure REST Service for Fiorified BI Launchpad, BI Platfrom Web-services on Web Server (Apache Tomcat), Configuration of biprws.properties on Web Server, Authentication Support and configurations BI Platform RWS: BOE 4.2 SP04 BI Platform REST Webservices deployment supports only WACS (Web Application Container Server). From BOE 4.2 SP05 onwards, biprws deployment supports: WACS(Web Application Container Server) and Apache Tomcat BI Platfrom REST …

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BI in Healthcare Panel at BI+A 2018

So…2018 has arrived and you’re thinking about what conferences you may want to attend. You’ve got the ASUG/Eventful BI+A 2018 Conference on your radar and are interested in how different folks are using BI in the Healthcare system, right? Then I commend your choice in attending the conference and heading to this session: BI + Analytics in Healthcare: Panel Discussion (Monday, 2/19 at 2:00pm) Join a panel of BI practitioners as they …

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BI 4.2 SP4 to SP5 Update

In this blog, I would like to share steps that followed to Update BI from 4.2 SP4 to SP5. BI 4.2 SP5 got Few Enhancements which are useful to BI Admin’s . Environment: Windows Existing BI Version: BI 4.2 SP4 Upgraded BI Version: BI 4.2 SP5 Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Pre-requisites to be followed: CMS (Central Management Server) –> Should be Up and running Input/output Repository –> Should be up …

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