Category Archives: BusinessObjects 4.0

Using Webi 4.1 SDK to get Report SQL

When SAP introduced BusinessObjects 4.0, clients who were invested in the Webi REBEAN SDK got worried. The Webi SDK had been mostly deprecated and it was not clear what is going to be the direction for those seeking programmatic ways … Continue reading

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How to add animation in SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) on Mobile

One of SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) most attractive features is animation. The way components animate in the desktop version of compiled dashboard and the ability to animate various visualizations and include animated files is key to the “sleekness” associated with so … Continue reading

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Setting up a single report hyperlink in an SAP dashboard that works on desktop and on mobile

As of SAP BI 4.0 SP7, there are still two different APIs for opening reports over URL through linking on mobile and on desktop. The desktop API is the true and tried openDoc API that has been around for many … Continue reading

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Tableau On BO – Setting up live connection from SAP Webi report to Tableau

I recently received several questions about connecting Tableau to SAP BI (Business Objects) as a data source. Tableau already has direct connectivity to HANA, however many users out there are looking for ways to connect their existing webi (web intelligence) … Continue reading

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CONNECTED SAP Dashboard as HTML5 – Step-By-Step Info

As promised on the last post, you can find below a detailed account of how to get your connected HTML5 harvested SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) files to work outside the SAP BI App. I tried to strike a fine balance between … Continue reading

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How to publish CONNECTED SAP Dashboard (Xcelsius) as HTML5 OUTSIDE the mobile app!

This is a fully functioning connected HTML5 version of an SAP dashboard that connects to the eFashion universe on State change and refreshes the data. Yes. You are not reading this wrong. No plugins used, no third party tools or … Continue reading

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Crystal Reports on SAP Mobile BI

It seems like every month SAP is unleashing new functionality for its Mobile BI app. Explorer, Web Intelligence and recently Dashboards have all made their way into the BI app and seem to work better, look nicer and perform faster … Continue reading

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Use SAP BI Publications to solve complex content delivery processes

One of the most important, and less understood or used, featured of the SAP BI platform (BusinessObjects) is the Publication feature. Publications are essentially a “mass mailing” tool, that allows BI content developers to develop highly sophisticated, personalized and robust … Continue reading

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Infographic style crystal report

In a continued effort to demonstrate the capabilities of the various BusinessObjects reporting tools as adequate in the user interface area, i created this info graphic style crystal report. This report is modeled after my colleague’s Josh Tapley original InfoGraphic … Continue reading

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Infographic style webi

Web Intelligence reports are often thought of as boxy, ad-hoc’ish, somewhat sloppy collections of tables and charts. Of course, when creating quick ad-hoc analysis queries, that is completely appropriate, but when designing corporate reports for disseminating information in a way … Continue reading

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