One of the most important parts of every SAP BusinessObjects administrator’s job is to build a maintenance strategy for your BI environment. Falling behind on patches can be a costly mistake, so having a plan to stay on top of the latest releases is in your best interest. My approach to a maintenance plan can […]
Support Pack 3 for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 is now available on the SAP Service Marketplace. This release adds a long awaited feature for BI Administrators everywhere — Session Management! Finally Administrators can view and terminate old sessions from the Central Management Console. Previously you had no choice but to recycle the CMS to free […]
SAP released Support Package 2 for BusinessObjects 4.1 on Friday. The new release includes support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, as well as a few others. This version will also support the upcoming Data Services/Information Steward 4.2 SP1, which is slated for release in December. As always, Support Package 2 is a a roll-up […]
Last week I got a frantic email from a client who was having trouble using InfoView. Every time he tried to view a WebIntelligence report, he would get the error “The request sent by the client was syntactically incorrect (Invalid path /AnalyticalReporting/WebiView was requested).”
He had just gotten a new Windows 7 PC with Internet Explorer 9 installed — and that was exactly the problem. IE9 wasn’t supported on their version of BusinessObjects. Most clients don’t realize how short the list of supported browsers actually is. Until recently, only IE7, IE8, and Firefox 3.x were supported on Windows. Users can experience similar issues with other unsupported browsers, like the latest version of Firefox or Chrome.
So what are your options as an Internet Explorer 9 (or Firefox 8+) user?
SAP BusinessObjects has put out another Fix Pack for Crystal Dashboard Design (Xcelsius 2008). I was able to access the documentation on fixed issues and the release notes and have attached them to the bottom of the page. The biggest fix that I see is the handling of child dashboards and their failure to load at time. For all the fixes check out the list below and the associated documentation.
Over the weekend SAP BusinessObjects released the newest Fix Pack for Xcelsius 2008 aka Crystal Dashboard Design, SAP Dashboard Design or even SAP Dashboards. The help documentation is not out on help.sap.com as of yet but it was available in the info for the download so I will attach them to the bottom of the post. One of the big things that I noticed that was fixed but not really stated in the documentation was the Windows 7 export to enterprise issue. Every time you tried to export the dashboard out to InfoView, the save dialog box would be missing text box to name the file as well as the save and cancel buttons. The only way to push the dashboard out was to use a non Windows 7 machine. No longer do I have to fire up my laptop with XP on it to accomplish this feat. Hooray for efficiency! Check out all the fixes below!
SAP BusinessObjects Edge 3.1 Service Pack 3 is now available on the SAP Service Marketplace. The new features and fixed issues are the same as the Enterprise service pack, which we mentioned back in June. One important thing to note is that due to large file size, the Edge BI 3.1 Service Pack 3 Server installer is split into two parts. In order to install, you have to download both the files.
SAP BusinessObjects has released another fix pack for the newly named Crystal Dashboard Design (Xcelsius 2008). Fix Pack 3.2 is now available for download out on SAP’s Service Marketplace and can be found under the Business Objects Download page through the following path: SAP BusinessObjects Support Software and Corrections > SBOP Dashboard Design Enterprise > BOBJ Xcelsius Enterprise 2008. The Release notes and Fixed Issues documentation can be found in the links below.