SAP BusinessObjects

How to perform data masking – Business Intelligence Article

One of the cool features with Information Design Tool and UNX universes is the ability to point to different table views depending on your security profile. Because of this, we can easily perform data masking, which allows us to mask restricted data. For example, I have 2 different types of users. Group FULL who can see all revenue/cost measures, and Group PUBLIC who can see revenue measures but 0 for any cost measures. A question one might ask is, “Why…

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Applying an SAP BusinessObjects patch or service pack upgrade – Business Intelligence Article

Every time I apply a service pack upgrade or patch at a client site, I’m always excited about the features or fixes. However it is very annoying that any customizations get overwritten. This includes items such as: Branding, Single Sign-On, Modifications to the login page The following is a checklist of items that I backup beforehand when applying a service pack or patch upgrade Branding If you have made logo changes to replace the SAP logo with your company logo,…

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How to Skip Dataflows for Testing or Restarting a Job for Recovery – InfoSol Blog – Business Intelligence Article

Tyler Koitka December 3, 2018 Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Highlights, InfoSol, Products, SAP Business Objects, Tech Tips 513 Views Tip: How to Skip Dataflows for Testing or Restarting a Job for Recovery Trick: Use Bypass One of the greatest features of SAP Data Services is the ability to divert dataflows/workflows in a large workflow or job with multiple steps. This becomes very important when performing system testing or an even more critical situation- recovering an overnight job from failure! There is…

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How to bypass opendocument login screen – Business Intelligence Article

In this article I’d like to show you a simple example of how to bypass the opendocument login. This is especially useful if you are trying to use an opendocument call to open up a web intelligence document from a 3rd party application. It’s quite simple, and you can expand the example to use trusted authentication if desired. Download the custom.jsp here Step 1 First you will need to edit the custom.jsp file to fit your environment. Set the CMS…

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CurrentDate() in WEBI | David Lai’s Business Intelligence Blog – Business Intelligence Article

In Web Intelligence there are a variety of helpful date functions that you can use. 2 in particular are CurrentDate() and CurrentTime(). You would think that CurrentDate() returns just the current date and CurrentTime() returns the current datetime. However both return the exact same result which makes it confusing, especially if you are using date dimensions where the time is stripped off. The funny thing is that most people don’t even catch this issue when they are using CurrentDate() !…

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