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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Connecting to SAP BW

The introduction of a direct connection between Dashboard Design and SAP BW over BI Consumer Services (BICS) meant a big step forward for Dashboard Design development. With this connectivity option the detour via QAAWS or Live Office is not necessary anymore to get data into dashboards from a SAP BW system.

Getting ready

To set up a connection between Dashboard Design and SAP BW you have to make sure that your installation fulfils the following technical requirements:

  • SAP BW 7.01, service pack 05 with ABAP and Java stacks deployed
  • SAP BusinessObjectsXcelsius Enterprise 2008 Service Pack 02
  • SAP Frontend 7.x installed at client with BI Add-Ons

For this recipe, we are using a simple BEx Query to connect to.

How to do it...

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