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12 facts you should know before upgrading to BI 4.0
Filed under BO/BI Administration by Deepak Chaubey on 15-02-2014
Refernce:http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/All+you+need+to+know+before+upgrading+to+BI4.0
Contents
1) Link to KHNC (Webinar) and Upgrade presentations (PDF)
2) Main issues (with workaround) and questions asked by Ramp-Up customers :
3) Conversion from Desktop Intelligence to WebIntelligence
4) How Security Rights are migrated between Xi3.x and BI 4.0.3 (new !!!)
5) Universes and Audit reports
6) Understanding 32 bit and 64 bit connectivities deployment
7) Sizing and Performance
Integration into the Netweaver Enterprise Portal
9) Integrating and Launching Existing BEx Web Applications in BI 4.x
10) BI4 Introscope & Solution Manager integration
11) Understanding Side by side
12) Link on Document which explain how to move from BO5/6 to XIR2 platform.
1) Link to KHNC (Webinar) and Upgrade presentations (PDF)
Topic Link
KHNC (Webinar)
Presentation (PDF)
BI 4.0 Did you think about your upgrade? (Last update)
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/events?rid=/library/uuid/40137cd2-92d4-2d10-ef8a-8467e504f69e David F
Gonzalez, Technology RIG, SAP
Presentation (PDF)

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/events?rid=/library/uuid/a07f2ecb-c9e9-2d10-c99c-f5895177acff
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I am keen enough to learn
stuff as much possible. I use my leisure
time to post and share my knowledge
in area of SAP business object,Business
Inteligence,Datawarehouse and Database
concepts including few databses(SQL server
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My purpose to create this blog is to create a
super BO/BI/Database blog which contains
almost all the respective questions related to BO
Interviews in area of administration,development
and analysis from basic to advance level.this blog
can save enough time for beginner as well as
experienced one. If you have any query
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Hacking BOBI 4.0 administrator account-
reset Admin Password
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Repair using Repository Diagnostic Tool
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How to Upgrade to BI4.0
BusinessObjects 4.0 Single Sign On
(SSO) with WIN AD
SAP Administration:How to setup SSO
against SAP BW with SAP BO BI4.0
Common Semantic Layer (UNX) or
BICS
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Web Intelligence
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client
Multitenancy Management tool setup, new
features in BI 4.1
Configuring trace Logs in BusinessObjects
4.0
BusinessObjects Administration Audit
reporting vs Metadata reporting
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START/ STOP Server Intelligence
Agent (SIA) on Windows 2008 Server
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SAP BW Customers
- Considerations
2011)
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/23995 Ingo Hilgefort, Customer Insight and
Actions, SAP AG)
E-learning BI4.0 http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/bi-platform-elearning?refer=main
How to Upgrade to BI4.0
This an article that covers steps to upgrade
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/How+to+Upgrade+to+BI4.0
2) Main issues (with workaround) and questions asked by Ramp-Up customers :
This article will list the main questions or issues found by our Ramp-Up customers.
Of course we will explain you the workaround found.
Issues or questions
Minimum Software Level: BI 4.0 SP02 Patch 2.4 or later as @ 2011/08/31. For new deployments, first install BI 4.0 SP02 full build
downloaded from Installations and Upgrades at Service Market Place. For pre-SP02 deployments, apply the SP02 patch (add-on)
build from Support Packages and Patches. Service Market Place downloads: https://websmp109.sap-ag.de/~form/handler?
_APP=00200682500000001943&_EVENT=SWDC_ALIAS&TMPL=INTRO_SWDC_SBOP&V=INST&SWDCQL=sbop-
downloads&SELAREA=501100035870000018155&SUBLEVEL=A_1_1
The way of importing AD users has changed. Need to create the AD mapping as we did in XI3 but now you have to create manualy all
AD groups before doing the upgrade.
We will create a KB and provide you with the link.
This an article that covers steps to upgrade and issues found by Ramp Up customers :
http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/How+to+Upgrade+to+BI4.0
3) Conversion from Desktop Intelligence to WebIntelligence
These articles are going to describe which features are / or NOT availble in BI4.0 and how to find workaround to move Desktop
Intelligence reports to WebIntelligence.
We will provide some report with these features.
SDN wiki : http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/Conversion+from+Desktop+Intelligence+to+Web+Intelligence.
4) How Security Rights are migrated between Xi3.x and BI 4.0.3 (new !!!)
SDN PDF : http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/f0543a8d-9155-2f10-c5a7-8d15688a5faa
5) Universes and Audit reports
In SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 auditing database schema was changed, improved. The attached sample auditing universe and reports may
help you started in the process of developing custom auditing reports for SAP Business Objects 4.0.There are 38 sample Crystal Reports.
http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/index?rid=/library/uuid/40711187-04e8-2d10-d190-851e20c7665a
- -
6) Understanding 32 bit and 64 bit connectivities deployment
This article will explain you as we have got these questions by many customers
Wiki on SDN : Target H1 2013.
7) Sizing and Performance
The previous T-Shirt sizing guide is now superceded by the BI 4.0 Quick Sizer online tool for initial or standard sizing scenarios.
The Quick Sizer tool has an associated BI 4.0 Sizing Companion Guide which should also be referenced. The Companion Guide is
downloadable from the location described below.
Step-by-Step
SAP BI Plattform 4.1 Performance
Tuning
IN, ForEach & ForAll
in BO
New feature of BI 4.1:
Intelligence Compatibility Pack (DCP):
(FAQs)
Installing SAP BI 4.1 SP01 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.x Step-by-step
BI Upgrade Q&A
How to Upgrade to BI4.0
12 facts you should know before
upgrading to BI 4.0
Configuring the File Repository Server
(FRS) in BI 4
Setting up SAP BusinessObjects Mobile
BI Platform 4.0 Cluster configuration
How to count Number of
reports/subreports in a WebI document
VVI Fact of Outer Join in Universe
Design in SAP BO
Clustering and Load Balancing in Tomcat
5, Part 2
Tomcat clustering Part 1
How-to create an SAP BusinessObjects
XI 3.1 cluster (on Windows)
Derived tables in SQL and in SAP
Business Object
Big data: The next frontier for innovation,
competition, and productivity
Configure the SAP Business Object/ BI
4.0 Services through command line
How to Change Login Banner or LOGO
in Business Objects Info view
Trick:Disable the Desktop Intelligence
option under the New Document button.
Type of Connection
Difference between Break and Section in
Webi report
What is BI4 Hot Backup
Configure auditing level and auto-delete
interval
SAP Business Object Architecture
Overview and comparative analysis
Business Objects Program Object
Business Intelligence Resources Link
Browse CMS repository and its Secret
Useful query using SAP BO Query
Builder
Query with Query Builder
Decode Function in Oracle
BO Linked Universe
Differences between BOXI R2 and R3
and BI 4.0
Top nth Salary
Difference between the having clause and
the group by statement
New methods of authentication options in
the CMC of SAP BO BI 4.x
Webi report: Drill down ,Drill across
functionality
How to Resolve Ambiguous Relationships
Handling Fan Trap and Chasm Trap in
SAP BO
BusinessObjects Content recovery and
Disaster recovery BO XI 3.x
Database Delegated Measures or Smart
Measures in Web Intelligence
Dynamic Measures in Webi
Cascading Prompts using Custom
Hierarchies
BI4.0 LCM:Create BIAR file
using(Promotional management in CMC)
Concept of Calculation context in SAP
BO webi reports
Changing the name of a CMS cluster
QaaWS vs Live Office-Which one is the
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downloadable from the location described below.
There are also guides for manual sizing for
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0
SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.0 SP2. This guide also contains sizing guidlines for WebI reporting with BICS BW
connectivity.
When sizing requirements are larger than the standard scenarios or a more custom sizing is required, contact your SAP representative to
arrange a BI 4.0 expert sizing service.
The sizing guides apply to BI 4.0 SP2 or later
http://www.service.sap.com/sizing under sizing guidelines->solutions and platform
Integration into the Netweaver Enterprise Portal
BI4 Integration into the SAP Entreprise Portal 7.0.x

9) Integrating and Launching Existing BEx Web Applications in BI 4.x
Webinar and article series describes the use case; integrating BEx Web Apps with BI Launch Pad (BI 4.0 web front end); and
configuring the BI 4.0 BEx Java stack service with a BW ABAP server.
SDN wiki : http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/How+to+integrate+BEx+Web+Applications+into+BI+4.x
10) BI4 Introscope & Solution Manager integration
Article series describes the use case; integrating Introscope and Solution Manager .
SDN wiki : BI4 Introscope & SolutionManager integration
11) Understanding Side by side
Tool
Client XI 3.1 to Server BI
4.0
Client BI 4.0 to Server XI 3.1
Side by side client install (client XI 3.1 and BI 4.0 on
same machine)
Crystal
Not supported, CR2008
cannot connect to BI 4.0
Not supported, neither CR4E nor
CR2011 can connect to XI 3.1
Yes. CR2008, CR2011 and CR4E can co-exist on the
same machine
Dashboard
(Xcelsius)
Not supported, XC2008
cannot connect to BI 4.0
Not supported, DDT 4.0 cannot
connect to XI 3.1
Supported as of BI 4.0 SP01. Dashboard Design Tool
4.0 SP01 and later can co-exist with Xcelsius 2008.
UDT Not supported Not supported Supported
IDT Not Applicable. Not supported Not Applicable.
QaaWS vs Live Office-Which one is the
Right Choice
Cheat Book of Webi Report
Multiple queries, combined queries and
synchronized queries compared in WEBI
reports
Live Office vs Qaaws vs BI Services
Step By Step Method to do Clustering In
Business Object
Using hyperlinks in Desktop Intelligence
reports
Hack/Reset BO Administrator Password
CMS DB and Audit DB in SAP BO
Data Modeling:Basic Concepts
Data Mining:The Fundamental Concept
ETL:Maintaining the Data Warehouse
Desktop Intelligence and concept
Differences between Stored Procedures
and Functions
Handling Indexes
DataProvider function
DataProviderSQL function
DaysBetween function
Context operators in Business Object
NumberOfPages function
DrillFilters function
DayNumberOfWeek function
DayNumberOfYear function
MonthNumberOfYear function
LastDayOfWeek function
LastDayOfMonth function
MonthNumberOfYear function
MonthsBetween function
Month function
Match function
Length function
Left function
LeftPad function
Left function
Fill function
InitCap function
Hyperlink function
WordCap function
UserResponse function
Upper function
VarP
RunningSum function
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Manager
Not supported Not supported Not supported
WebIntelligence
Rich Client
Not supported Yes, only in ZABO mode Not supported
12) Link on Document which explain how to move from BO5/6 to XIR2 platform.
Topic Link Owner
How to migrate from BOV5/V6
to X2R2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqA2wkMcKNI
Video on
Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=NVxz71tnPQU&playnext=1&list=PL2A3FD17A372C0021&index=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp8NJqtviwE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=bYrkzi9q76Q&playnext=1&list=PL2A3FD17A372C0021&index=3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=aS2yvAmIHqM&playnext=1&list=PL2A3FD17A372C0021&index=4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-VPeYF91kY&feature=related
Please note: To upgrade to BI4 you need to be on either XI3.1 or XI Release 2 SP2 onwards. If you are on an earlier version, such as
BusinessObjects Version 5, 6 or XI release 1, then upgrade to XI3.1, rather than upgrading to XI Release 2.
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