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How to add Logos to WebI Reports in Business Objects

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Logos are used in almost all corporate reports. There are several ways to add logos in your Web Intelligence reports. In WebI, you need to start off with a ‘Blank Cell’ template and change the properties of the ‘Background Image’ of this object. There you can either use a URL from a website, upload a […]

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Business Objects Security Basics

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

As you all know, beginning BOE 3.1, SAP introduced tier based security in Business Objects; applying rights based on Classes and Subclasses. This is a very useful addition that made all of us Admins’ lives easier. I’m gonna show you guys the effects of applying a particular right to Class vs Subclass. We could have […]

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Input Controls in Business Objects

| March 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Topic: Input Controls introin Web Intelligence reports of Business Objects XIR 3.1 and how you can create Xcelsius like Dashboards with Input Controls! Video walkthrough: Traditionally until 3.1, we had to ability to add Query Filters and in report Report Filters to see partial or granular data. For example, if users asked for the ability to […]

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Globally change user preferences in BO 3.1

| December 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Topic: How to globally change users’ preferences in Business Objects 3.1When we log into Business Objects 3.1 Infoview, by default we are brought to the Navigate/Personalize window. Then from here we need to click on Document List, My Favorites and so on, to go where we need to go. So, if a user belongs to Accounting […]

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50 Percent off all SAP Certification Exams

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Stand out with SAP certification 50% off before June 30 2011 There’s nothing like SAP certification to give you prestige in the business world.With a 50% discount on all exams till June 30, now is the time take your career to new heights. SAP certification shows that you’re a cut above the competition.People who are […]

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How to Migrate Personal Folders in BO

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Video (slideshow) walkthrough: How to migrate specific User Folders (BO XIR2) or Personal Folders (BO 3.1 +) using Import Wizard. Topics Covered: 1) Creating custom group and assigning desired users to the custom group 2) Migrating using Import Wizard A problem I faced when migrating from XIR2 to 3.1 is that when I wanted to migrate specific […]

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Quick steps to recover BO content from Backup

| January 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Steps to recover Business Objects objects, including all types of Reports and Universes, from Backup. (look for a better, more detailed version in BO Admin guide) You always have the following 2 components in a BOXI environment: CMS Database and Filestore folder. We’ll call the current/present versions CMS_DB and Filestore.  1) Stop all BOXI services from CCM. 2) […]

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BO 3.1 Deployment Part 2 – Installation

| December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Video Walkthrough: Steps to perform the initial installation, including pointing the BOE 3.1 installation to existing CMS and Audit databases, deploying TomCat and IIS web servers, introduction to Server Intelligence Agent and a quick glance at the 3.1 CMC.

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BO 3.1 Deployment Part 1 – ODBC

| December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

This is the beginning of the series of videos that will cover a complete deployment of Business Objects R 3.1 in VM Windows 2003 environment with SQL Server 2005.  Video Walkthrough: Assuming your DBA (or you) will create the 2 databases for a BO 3.1 deployment, we will start off with the creation of ODBCs pointing […]

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Universe LOVs are bad for your health

| July 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Well, it’s bad for the health of the environment. And if your BO environment is not healthy, you’ll be bugged constantly by users–‘…oh this report is so slow…ohh, the dates don’t load up properly…ohh, Business Objects is acting weird…’ and so on. Ring a bell? And thus, you too will be sick; sick and tired […]

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