One of the first things anyone will notice when they upgrade from SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 to BI 4 is that the web addresses for all of the applications have changed. For starters, InfoView has been renamed to BI Launchpad and trades out the old /InfoViewApp URL for the new /BOE/BI URL. Also, Central Management […]
I’ve already written quite a few blog posts focused on configuring Active Directory authentication and Single Sign On from the server side, but there are also some considerations that need to be made on the client side. SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 officially supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Single Sign On to the […]
On my current project, I installed a brand new Windows server with the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1. Following the install, I noticed that the anti-virus software that the client had on the server was really taxing the machine when BusinessObjects was in use, especially during startup. I haven’t really seen this issue […]
Over the years, Altek Solutions has proudly sponsored BusinessObjects User Group meetings across the Tri-State area. On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the next installment of the meeting was conducted and was a success! We had attendees and speakers from multiple companies that led to networking and some great BusinessObjects discussions.
Unlike in past releases, the two main web applications in BusinessObjects 4.0 — the BI Launchpad (formerly InfoView) and the Central Management Console — are deployed as one application, called BOE. This is fine except that it leaves one question — what do I do if I want to disable one of these applications? The main […]
Customization of the web applications in BusinessObjects has always been somewhat of a touchy subject. It’s something that’s been desired by BO administrators everywhere but never really delivered by SAP. It has always been a convoluted process — a lot of hacking in files just to change a logo or a color. Well, apparently the […]
In past releases, SAP BusinessObjects included MySQL as the integrated database option to host your BusinessObjects repository database. If you chose this option, MySQL would be installed and the repository would be created and stored there. This was a great option, especially for folks using the BusinessObjects Edge release. However, most people who would choose this […]
One of the great new features in Web Intelligence 4.0 is the ability to create and apply document templates. These templates use standard CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which should be familiar to any web developer. But you don’t have to be a developer to make some simple changes — let’s take a look at some of the things we can do.
Unfortunately for BI administrators, installing and configuring BusinessObjects 4.0 is a bit more involved than it was in past releases. This is all due to one of the core services known as the Adaptive Processing Server (or APS). Out of the box in 4.0, the APS is configured to handle 23 different “common services”, including things such as Auditing, Monitoring, Data Federation, and Lifecycle Management. While this technically does work, by default all of these services have just 1 GB of memory to share between them. This can be a big problem — even causing the APS to crash randomly. This is especially true if you have the Full Content indexing enabled for Platform Search (it is enabled by default).