Recording: What's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP05?

We will forward open questions to Maheshwar


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What's new in SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP05?



Maheshwar Singh, SAP

Date:  Tuesday March 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 p.m. noon ET
Duration: 60 minutes


Maheshwar mentioned a few items where the ASUG BI Platform Influence Council made it to BI4.2 SP05:


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authentication configuration

setting for authentication types not seen in drop down



Figure 2 - Source: SAP

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Question and Answer:

If I'm using the SDK to check scheduling status, what are the status numbers for Warning and Expired?


Will get back with you on that




how can u confirm that rest API is deployed on tomcat?


Any 4.2 version, Rest API is deployed by default. It depends on whether it is a new install or not. You might need to repoint the URL.




Will WebLogic 12 ever be supported with this release?


There is no backward compatibility, so it is not supported at this time. Still investigating.




Can we add additonal entitlement system (BW4HANA) to 4.2 Support Pack 3 ? If not from which version of BO we can add BW4HANA as entitlement system?


Will get back with you on that




Under promotion mgmt & the no rollback functionality, admins are no longer able to revert updates/changes done thru promotion mgmt?


Rollback functionality is supported on web UI. Need more details.




Is their a limit on the number of Schedule job the server can do


This is more of a sizing issue




Would we get What if analysis into Webi at any point of time ?


Submit this request to Idea Place please




What is the minimum version required for BO to consume data from BW4HANA (adding as entitlement system)?


Please check the PAM




Did I see ORACLE 12C, it went by fast






Can we map documents of deleted users to Admin with help of Admin Console? Is it done automatically during deletion?


Depends if user is on enterprise authentication or AD/LDAP. Should do it before deleting user.




Missed any specific reference to Deski catchup enhancements. Any call outs over there?


Please check on the WebI webinar for more information. WebI has some catch up on SP05.




Will Azure Data Warehouse be supported as a reporting database?


We do not have a lot of requests on this. Please submit in Idea Place




I see there is Hotfix2 available for 42 SP5 (linux OS). What does this hotfix have? do I need to install it?


Need to review the notes on the HotFix to determine




For Promotion Management Wizard - Can it migrate personal docs (selective)? Also, schedules and the instance history?


Not made for such granularity




When will we see updates for the OLE DB connection since Microsoft is not deprecating it now? Will it be updated to support database mirroring or SQL Server High Availability?


Will follow up on that