How To, SAP Business Objects Enterprise, SAP Data Services, Technology

Building a SAP BI 4 Demo System

This article provides a summary of the high level steps involved with building a SAP BI 4 Demo System and provides guidance on hardware and software requirements and links to where software can be downloaded from. The Demo System will host SAP Business Objects 4.0 and SAP Data Services 4.0 Overview The demo server consists… Continue reading Building a SAP BI 4 Demo System

How To, SAP Business Objects Enterprise

SAP BI 4 Checking Database Connectivity

A common issue found when starting SAP Business Objects BI4 is that the system cannot logon to the CMS database repository. Troubleshooting this can be tricky but the following command can be used on a Linux deployment to check connectivity to an Oracle database and capture error messages in a log file, /opt/sapboe/sap_bobj/ccm.sh -isdbempty -dbdriver… Continue reading SAP BI 4 Checking Database Connectivity

Applications, SAP Business Objects Enterprise, Software

Boest – the BOE Stress Testing Application

For a while I have been saying to everyone I know that Crystal Reports is more efficient at processing reports than Web Intelligence but I have never had any concrete proof. So I decided to set myself a small project that compares Web Intelligence document to the same report created in Crystal Reports. And the… Continue reading Boest – the BOE Stress Testing Application

Business Intelligence, Delivery Methodology, SAP Business Objects, SAP Business Objects Enterprise

SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI3 Deployment Patterns

When deploying an SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise system there are a lot of choices for where you can deploy all the services that make up the system. It is then necessary to make sure that you choose the right deployment in order to meet your requirements, for example, is it easily maintained, is it resilient, is… Continue reading SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI3 Deployment Patterns

Developer Suite, SAP Business Objects Enterprise

Part 2. Developing BOE Java Web Applications using Eclipse

In the previous article we looked at setting up Eclipse for developing Java web applications. In this article we'll look at the additional configuration required for the development of Java web applications that use the BusinessObjects SDK. Contents Part One Prerequisite Software Resources Install Eclipse Install the Eclipse Plugins for Web Application Development Configuring Eclipse… Continue reading Part 2. Developing BOE Java Web Applications using Eclipse

Developer Suite, SAP Business Objects Enterprise

Part 1. Getting Started with Web Development using Eclipse

This is the first in a two part article that looks at using Eclipse as a development environment for developing web applications that use the BusinessObjects XI3 Java SDK. Eclipse is one of the leading development environments for Java applications and indeed other technologies such as C++ and is packed with features that greatly improve… Continue reading Part 1. Getting Started with Web Development using Eclipse

SAP Business Objects Enterprise

BusinessObjects XIr2 Import Wizard Crashing

Having resolved my DB2 client issue I now have an  issue with the Import Wizard of BusinesObjects XIr2. When importing a BIAR file to BOE the Import Wizard crashes right at then end when I clicked on Finish. To fix this was simple enough. The Import Wizard creates a log file when it performs an… Continue reading BusinessObjects XIr2 Import Wizard Crashing