Creating and editing documents

You can create or edit documents from the BI launch pad using SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence or Web Intelligence Rich Client, which allows you to work with documents offline without a connection to the corporate repository.

You can base documents on universes, which present data in relational or OLAP datasources as collections of objects, on local data sources such as Microsoft Excel or CSV files, on SAP BEx Queries, or on Advanced Analysis workspaces.

You create a new document, either a blank document, or a document based on a data source. Continue reading “SAP BO – WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS”

BI Lauch Pad

Notes from SAP HELP

1 Using the BI launch pad

1.1 About the BI Launch pad

The BI launch pad has the following main tabs: Home, Documents, and any open document.

Use the Applications tab of the BI launch pad to start an application including Web Intelligence.

Use the Preferences menu to set the preferences.1.2       To log in to the BI launch pad

Before you can perform interactive analysis from the BI launch pad, you need the following information:

  • a URL to the BI launch pad (for example http://arcachon:8080/BOE/BI).
  • your login and password
  • your authentication, which controls the resources available to you

Contact your administrator for these details if you do not already know them.


By default the server name and Continue reading “BI Lauch Pad”

Creating Webi Reports

Open the Java BI Launch Pad which can be found in below path on your desktop-

Start – All Programs – SAP Business Intelligence – SAP Business Objects BI Platform 4 – SAP Business Objects BI Platform Java BI Launch Pad


Internet explorer window opens showing below screen. Give the user name and password.


In the BI Launch Pad, you can view the reports in the Public folder and also you can create webi reports. The home screen looks like below where you can see your recent documents, messages and alerts. Continue reading “Creating Webi Reports”

Webi 4.0 Introduction

Webi is a reporting tool used extensively now to report on data coming from BW or directly reporting on HANA/ECC data.

Webi is not restricted to BI developers and can be used by business user to format and analyze data in a suitable way.

SAP acquired Business Objects tool in 2008 and renamed it as BO XI 3.1

At the end of 2011, BO XI 4.0 version was released.

These notes will discuss about versions 3.1 and 4.0 as there are lot of migration projects going on from 3.1 and 4.0 and around 70% of the business users are still using 3.1 version.

Component wise BO Architecture

Repository and database

Once you install BO in your machine, it will create a repository. This repository is sitting on a database. It can be oracle, sap bw, CSV file or XML which will act as source of data or a data warehouse.

All the universe, table structure, Bex queries structure etc. will be stored in the repository.


CCM stands for ‘Central Configuration Manager’. This is a tool where you can start/stop server, configure an new server etc. Continue reading “Webi 4.0 Introduction”