SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

Some recommendations in successful connectivity of Explorer with HANA.

Explorer connected to HANA is fast becoming a very popular platform for deploying an accelerated data discovery solution. There is still a great deal of power harnessed with BWA, a stable and mature solution accelerating BW models and agnostic data for Explorer, but the newest in-memory solution with HANA is where most of the attention is given. For this reason I wanted to address some common issues with this setup …

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BEx query on SBO Explorer, BWA or Universe (.UNV)

I decided to write something on this topic long time ago but no time. Fortunately, I got some time to say something on this recently This blog is not only used for sharing what I understand on this topic also a good chance to look back what I know for the BEx query connection. As the title already mentions, .UNX and HANA is not in the scope We all know …

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Adding new city node for SBO Explorer

I remembered that there is one discussion here one month ago regarding to cannot find city in SBO Explorer geography chart At that time my suggestion is to add one new city in SBO Explorer follow the admin guide from SAP Now I got same request from my user and I tried to do this in my side At first, I treat this will be a very simple action. Unfortunately, …

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Personal Understanding on SBO Explorer Security Control

We are using Explorer for our business users and they are all interesting in this reporting tool For the connection type in SBO Explorer, we are using:   1. BWA 2. UNX (connected with relational DataBase) 3. Excel on launch pad 4. Excel on the fly (Ad-hoc loading in home-page)         So the security control will be the 1st priority for us to implement the SBO Explorer, due to below …

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Explorer – Information Space Creation(for beginners)

Hi All, This document is not for the experts here, but for the beginners like me… Explorer – Information Space Creation Login as as administrator and save the info space in public folder if it is to be viewed by other users also. Information Space Creation – Launch Explorer Go to Manage Spaces (on top) Select the universe on which the info space is to be created and click on …

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SAP BusinessObjects BI4.1 Explorer New Features – More Details

This week I attended BusinessObjects Explorer 4.1 Rampup Expert Knowledge session with Tomasz Zima  of SAP.  I had previously written this back in March What is New in BusinessObjects Explorer 4.1– ASUG Webcast .  The webcast this week focused solely on BusinessObjects Explorer 4.1 so it had more details about the BI4.1 features with Explorer BI4.1. Figure 1: Source: SAP Figure 1 shows “planned innovations” which include features in BI4.1.  …

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BI4.1 BusinessObjects Explorer Update Installation

The BI4.1 BusinessObjects Explorer installation is still separate from the platform.  For the steps below I did an “in-place” upgrade from BI4 to BI4.1 for Explorer. After downloading from Service Marketplace, I extract the files: Then I get a message about a suppressed reboot. I reboot. All is good so I click Next. I accept the license agreement. Click Next Enter the existing CMS information and logon as Administrator. Click …

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