Tag: IDT

Fiorified BI Launchpad

Quick picks

Url to accesshttp://server:port/BOE/BILaunchpad

Security Changes – Yes, new right needs to be granted

Old Version – No confusions please, Classic BI launchpad still available and can be used for many advanced functions. In my opinion , new launchpad is strictly a consumer interface.

First Look


Changing preferences

Go to User profile > Click on settings



The setting are very similar to classic BI Launchpad.

    Users can set preferred Landing tab

    Pixels for web-based look

    Hide/show totals for Analysis OLAP

By default the landing page navigates to Home Tab (with Show all selected). Users can change the documents to view as below


Context Menu

Context menu of Tile/document can be launched by clicking the 3 dots at bottom on each tile, which lists all the properties of the document

Context menu is similar to right-click on report in classic BI. Below options available under the context menu


Working with Categories

Document tiles in new BI Launchpad can be grouped by categories.( Standard BOBJ categories). Security can be configured at CMC level. Documents can be tagged to categoris from context menu.


Once the document is assigned to a category . changing the landing page view to categories will display all categories .


Viewing standard BI folders

Once you login to BILaunchpad, select Folders Tab which displays all the folders for which the account has access to.


 

Bharat Sunkari

Managing Partner – Tek Analytics

 

 

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Consuming BW function modules in IDT

Starting 4.0 SAP introduced new Jco connecters to connect BW datamodels directly, this is more like connection to RDBMS but the data foundation is pre authored. However, through the standard BW Jco connection, IDT can connect to Cubes, DSo’s , Infoobjects, Multi providers , Infosets and Infoobjects.

In reality, there may be a requirement where we will need to extract data from the tables directly. the bookish way would be create a self system datasource and create a datamodel. This post explains how to access function modules easily by leveraging ERP connectors.

How to Access BW Function Modules in BOBJ

Part 1 – Creating Connection

Create ERP connection to BW box

Step 1- Function module

 

Give a name to connection

Step 2- Function module

 

Select SAP ERP drivers from the list ( NOT SAP NETWEAVER BW)

Step 3- Function module

 

Enter the parameters ( SSO supported) . Click Finish

Step 4- Function module

 

Creating a Data foundation layer

Create the connection shortcut to local project

Create a Data foundation layer ( Both Multi/single source supported)

P2 Step 2- Function module

 

Give the name and click Next

Select the Foundation type

P2 Step 4- Function module

 

Select the connection click finish

P2 Step 5- Function module

 

Step 6) In the data foundation panel under connection , all the Info sets and function modules are now accessible ( Function Module should be RFC enabled)

P2 Step 6- Function module

 

Create a Business Layer over the Data foundation and consume it in all supported reporting tools

-Karthik Addula