First look and thoughts on Fiori-fied BI Launchpad

After seeing the Fiori BI Launchpad previews, I was so excited to finally get SAP BI 4.2 SP4 installed on our sandbox. It was literally like opening presents during Christmas as I couldn’t wait to try out the fresh new interface that would be similar to SAP ONE Support Launchpad . After the installation was complete, it was time to log in to the new BI Launchpad. So I typed in the url http://server:8080/BOE/BI,...

September 13th, 2017 by David Lai 

Web Intelligence – Unable to insert comment

The ability to add commentary to web intelligence reports is a powerful new feature released in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2. However, it does not work straight out of the box. Here are some steps to get comments to work. (more…)
November 30th, 2016 by David Lai 

Getting BI Web Services to work in WEBI Richclient through https

Recently I had a client who switched from http to https; and although it seemed like a simple transition in some places, it was tricky in others such as WEBI Richclient. With WEBI Richclient, we noticed that we could no longer publish or view our BI Web Services as the BI Web Services area was just hanging. One workaround would be to just give up and work through WEBI in BI Launchpad, however if the...

April 29th, 2014 by David Lai 

Fixing Corrupt LCM Overrides

Here is a quick reference that you can use if any of your LCM overrides do not work anymore. Unfortunately LCM was not designed very well. Another bad design by SAP where I’m baffled by what the designers were thinking! One of the most common reasons why this would happen is if someone changes something on the source LCM override. For example if you were to change a source connection, you may...

December 3rd, 2013 by David Lai