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SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

4.0 SP5
  • SAP BW Connectivity - Introduction (13:07) video
    Steve Bickerton from SAP Field Services demonstrates how to connect Web Intelligence to SAP BW system using BICS connectivity.  Video shows how to build a simple document and incorporate a hierarchy and a variable defined in an SAP BEx query.
  • SAP BW Connectivity - Format a chart (8:00) video
    Steve Bickerton from SAP Field Services demonstrates how to create, edit, and interact with charts created in Web Intelligence against SAP BEx query.
  • Tuning Web Intelligence: Query Stripping and Server Settings (SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP5) (19:44) video
    Grant Eaton from SAP HANA UI Delivery team demonstrates how to enable query stripping for Web Intelligence reports based on BW (BEx queries). He also demonstrates how to tune Web Intelligence Processing Server to improve its performance and scalability.

SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Query Designer

7.0
  • Create Structure (7:00) video
    Claudine Lam from Business Analytics Services demonstrates how to create a structure within SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Query Designer.
  • Create Restricted and Calculated Key Figure (14:00) video
    Claudine Lam from Business Analytics Services demonstrates how to create restricted and calculated key figure within SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Query Designer.
  • Enable Hierarchy (7:23) video
    Claudine Lam from Business Analytics Services demonstrates how to enable hierarchy within SAP Business Explorer (BEx) Query Designer.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

1.0
  • Install Design Studio on Windows (9:45) video
    Harjeet Judge from Customer Services organization demonstrates how to install server and client component of SAP Business Objects Design Studio 1.0 on Windows.

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office

1.3
  • How to upload local data to a BW workspace using SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office (5:53) video
    Stephanie Schaefer from SAP Business Analytics Services demonstrates how to upload local data to a BW workspace using SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office 1.3

SAP BusinessObjects Explorer

4.0 SP3
  • Sizing (10:31) video
    Asim Munshi from Business Analytics Services describes how to size Explorer deployment.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence

4.0
  • Improving BI 4.0 performance and reliability by using Java's Parallel Garbage Collector (5:56) video
    Ian Treleaven from from PG BI Suite Performance and Reliability demonstrates how to turn on the Java Parallel Garbage Collector for services in BI4.0. Doing so will help improve the performance and reliability of your BI4.0 deployment. The video shows how to configure the services for both Windows and Linux/UNIX deployments.
4.0 SP4
  • Tracing and Troubleshooting (12:13) video
    Gera Mats from Business Analytics Services demonstrates how to trace and troubleshoot BI 4.0 deployment.
  • Deploying SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP4 on Unix/Linux (11:04) video
    John Mrozek from SAP - Customer Solution Adoption demonstrates how to deploy SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 on Unix/Linux.
  • Patching an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP4 Production Cluster (9:09) video
    Foroohar Rafiei from SAP Customer Solution Adoption team demonstrates how to patch an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP4 production cluster.
4.0 SP5
  • Splitting the Adaptive Processing Server (18:32) video
    Grant Eaton from SAP HANA UI - Delivery demonstrates how to split the Adaptive Processing Server (APS) into multiple service instances that are each dedicated to a specific task.
  • Updating an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Production Cluster (8:37) video
    Foroohar Rafiei from SAP Customer Solution Adoption team demonstrates how to update an SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 production cluster.

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