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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION FOR COURSE BOID10 / 20 COLL.096 A

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION FOR COURSE BOID10 / 20 COLL.096 A This template describes all recommended additional

This template describes all recommended additional information which should be available for instructors (in addition to the instructor notes that are integrated within the XML course handbook) to ensure a good quality standard of instructor information. The document is stored within the Service Marketplace under the alias /curr-info (http://service.sap.com/curr-info).

This document especially is used for capturing dynamic information changing over time (like e.g. ex- isting bugs due to implemented support packages etc.) that can not be included in the “fixed” XML based instructor guide.

Therefore every instructor should always have a look into this document when teaching a course to ensure that he or she has up to date information (that can not be guaranteed just by the XML embed- ded instructor guide).

RECOMMENDED INFORMATION

Last update of this document (“Change history”)

Author

Date

Description

Ziza Ali

8

June 2011

Document created

Ziza Ali

4

Nov 2011

Known issues

Thieme Martha

27

Jan 2012

Known issues

Thieme Martha

06

Mar 2012

Clarify teaching instructions for BOID20, specifically per- taining to Units 3 and 6

Ali Ziza

26

April 2012

System updated to SP2 Patch11

Michael Melters

7

December 2012

System updated to FP3; improvements and existing bugs/issue noted.

Ziza Ali

14

Jan 2013

Review and system info update

Martha Thieme

23

Jan 2013

Noted a bug with Delegated Measures and the fix for it; updated MS SQL Server from 2005 to 2008 as 2005 is NOT the correct version of the SQL Server database to use.

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System Landscape

Our Training Landscapes are provided within a “Fenced Network” with access to internet, but only servers within this fence can communicate. The only access point to this fence is via the Front-End Server “WTS in- ternal” server. An Alias name to this server is provided to you by IT when the systems are booked.

is provided to you by IT when the sy stems are booked. The product release used

The product release used for this Landscape is based on:

SAP BusinessObjects BIP version 4.0 SP4 Patch 4

SAP Business Warehouse 7.3 SP06

SAP Analysis for Office 1.3 SP2

SAP Visual Intelligence 1.0 SP4

SAP Design Studio 1.0

BW 7.3 SP06

MS SQL 2008R2 (all SQL server connections should use this new Engine version)

The BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.0 Training Landscape consists of:

One Client Tier: WTS internal Alias (TBD by IT)

This is the Front-End Client machine that all students will be using to access their BI client tools. Use the designated Alias to connect using Remote Desktop Connections. This Shared Client tier has enough memory to support up to 25 concurrent users providing they do not exceed 1 GB RAM usage each.

BIP Server Tier: BOE and Database

This Server includes the BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform Server and MS SQL 2008 Database server. The server capacity should enable 25 to 30 concurrent users at any time depending on the activities.

MSSQL / MSAS 2008 system and users:

Host = WDFLBMT2268 MS OLAP URL HTTP://wdflbmt2268:1080/olap/msmdpump.dll

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/ MSAS 2008 system and users: Host = WDFLBMT2268 MS OLAP URL HTTP://wdflbmt2268: 1080 /olap/msmdpump.dll ©

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Cloud Logon Information (Cloud How to log on)

The cloud logon information is stored within the Service Marketplace http://service.sap.com/curr-info under IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

User ID and Passwords for the Course

Remote Desktop user access to the internal WTS:

Host name = Alias name provided by IT

Remote Desktop users = train-xx from 00 to 40

Remote Desktop users = train-xx from 00 to 40

Passwords = initial

Remote Desktop users = train-xx from 00 to 40 Passwords = initial

SAP BusinessObjects user access:

All users, Enterprise users train-xx are part of the Administrators group. BOE or CMS Host name = WDFLBMT2268 port 6400 Remote Desktop user = Boadmin FOR INSTRUCTORS ONLY IF NEEDED Passwords = BOTraining

Enterprise Authentication users:

BusinessObjects Users are: train-xx from 00 to 20

BusinessObjects Users are: train-xx from 00 to 20 Passwords = same as the user name all
Passwords = same as the user name all lower case

Passwords = same as the user name all lower case

SAP Authentication IMPORTANT: The 2 steps below must be done to avoid system issues! SAP Authentication is setup in this landscape by default as the server is used by some BW courses. However, this authentication option must be disabled for this course (No BW system is provided for this course), see below for instructions. 1.Logon to CMC > Go to Authentication > SAP > click Disable box > click Update 2.Go to Options > Deselect the box Enable SAP Authentication > click Update

the box Enable SAP Authentication > click Update MSSQL / MSAS 2008 Database users: MSSQL DB
the box Enable SAP Authentication > click Update MSSQL / MSAS 2008 Database users: MSSQL DB

MSSQL / MSAS 2008 Database users:

MSSQL DB User = boadmin

MSSQL DB User = boadmin

Password = BOTraining

MSSQL DB User = boadmin Password = BOTraining

** All RDBMS/OLAP samples can be accessed with the user

guest / bobobo

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= boadmin Password = BOTraining ** All RDBMS/OLAP samples can be accessed with the user guest

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Additional preparation in the system

SAP BusinessObjects Temporary Licenses:

Ensure you have valid Licenses for your SAP BIP (current Server and clients’ license expire
Ensure you have valid Licenses for your SAP BIP (current Server and clients’ license expire

Ensure you have valid Licenses for your SAP BIP (current Server and clients’ license expire 30 Sep 2013),

have valid Licenses for your SAP BIP (current Server and clients’ license expire 30 Sep 2013),

see information below

have valid Licenses for your SAP BIP (current Server and clients’ license expire 30 Sep 2013),

More information about the process is detailed in the following presentation: https://websmp201.sap-

To activate your Enterprise license in the Central Management Console (CMC):

1.

Log into CMC as administrator / BOTraining4x.

2.

Double-click License Keys.

3.

Enter the key code and click Add.

If you have any questions please create a message on the ITC/IBC component BA-LIKEY-BOJ

Course Files:

Ensure all your students run the relevant Initialize Course script from the Menu:

Start > Programs > Initialize Course >

the Menu: Start > Programs > Initialize Course > Solution files BOID10 and 20 solution universes

Solution files BOID10 and 20 solution universes are all stored in the CMS folder below.

Course > Solution files BOID10 and 20 solution universes are all stored in the CMS folder

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Course > Solution files BOID10 and 20 solution universes are all stored in the CMS folder

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Technical Hints Common Tips:

Please remember that Re-branding of our application is only completed by SP2 or 4.1, see

Please ensure students save their work regularly, as the application has time out setup by default.

To optimize performance of the client tier, please ensure student close their application when the ac- tivity is completed.

Since SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 SP2 performance ahs been improved, however, you should always try to turn off servers in the CMC that are not used in your course. WTS client Server:

Users have no access to C drive

Users cannot run command lines

All Read Write activities happen on My Documents

No access to Registry, and ODBC is read only

No more than 30 users per server

No more than 30 users at all times per WTS server

BOE Server:

No Direct OS access to the BOE server, this only allowed for instructors

OLAP connections to MSAS must use port 1080 to work in this network, see Landscape information above.

Remember to disable SAP authentication as described above, this may cause issue with setting up events

Auditing is disabled to improve performance.

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above, this may cause issue with setting up events  Auditing is disabled to improve performance.

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Known System Bugs and Notes

BOID10

Fixed issues in this release:

Unit 2 In the Data Foundation the connection Motors lists all the tables without any qualification error

Unit 6 Applying Restrictions Tables button is always enabled now. Close the IDT and reopen is not needed anymore the button should always be enabled.

Unit 11 Managing Universes Exercise 14: Row Level Security works now when using alias tables

Not experienced so far, but may be still not fixed

Unit 3 Creating a Business Layer: Sometimes the object format works and sometimes it doesn’t. Also, you MUST use the Rich Internet Application of WebI (Java-enabled) via the BI Launchpad, NOT Rich Cli- ent, for the Delegate Measures exercise. For some reason, delegated measures do not work with Rich Client but do with the Rich Internet Application.

Unit 4, Resolving Loops:

When working with contexts in any exercise, you will need to make every join Included or Excluded. No join should be Neutral. When you add another context or other joins, the joins will default to neu- tral and will cause errors with the other contexts.

BOID10 Notes

Unit 7, @functions:

Solution universe BOID Unit 7, Exercise 10 has now an example of @variable(‘BOUSER’). You may need to create a User (Hilary for example) in the Administrators Group in the CMC in order to demon- strate row level security based on that function

Unit 9 Key Awareness Key Awareness might not work if an object has an customized List of Values. Make sure that Client country object is not bound to LOV ‘European Countries’. If so the restriction will still be generated based on Country_Name and not Country_ID. Key Awareness works fine now when keys (function name!) have been defined in the data foundation before. Just click ‘Detect’ in the keys tab of an object and it is done!

BOID20 Notes

Unit 3, Advanced Use of @Aggregate_Aware Demo and Exercise on Using @Aggregate_Aware to resolve a 2-table fan trap works if performed EXACLTY as written. As noted in the Instructor Demo of the Instructor version of the course manual, the order of the objects in the demonstration and exercise queries is important. The order of the ob- jects must be Sale ID, Sales Revenue, Sale Model in order to see the correct results with the 2-table fan trap resolution. At this time (March 2012), there is no explanation why the order matters.

Unit 4, Creating Universes from Different Data Sources Demo and Exercise on Creating an OLAP universe: If you have time, consider having a discussion af- ter the Exercise about the need to reorganize the Business Layer into a more user-friendly view. A good question to discuss would be: Why would that very time-consuming task be important? (Be- cause the end-users need to be able to easily find the objects they need for their reports and will be- come frustrated if they must search for them.) Another possible answer could be: Because if it is too difficult for end-users to find the objects they need for their reports, they will not use Web Intelligence and keep asking IT for the data they need.

Unit 6, Managing and Optimizing Universes This Unit is heavy on demos and facilitated discussions but contains no exercises simply because the

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concepts presented may not be utilized by all participants in the same way. Be sure to note the Facili- tated Discussion questions provided in the Instructor version of the Course Manual and spend some time discussing these topics.

All Units Many Instructor Notes and Demo have been provided for this course. It is strongly encouraged that instructors use the Instructor’s version of the Course Manual, not only the Participant’s Course Manu- al when teaching this course, at least until they are very familiar with the course content. Without the- se notes and demos, the course will end very early!

If you find yourself short on time, consider showing the students the SAP Community Network website of e- learning tutorials: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/info-design-tool-elearning?refer=main These tutorials are free and available to all SAP customers.

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These tutorials are free and available to all SAP customers. © SAP AG 2010

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