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BusinessObjects XI Integration Kit for SAP Installation Guide

BusinessObjects XI Integration Kit for SAP

Patents

Business Objects owns the following U.S. patents, which may cover products that are offered and sold by Business Objects: 5,555,403, 6,247,008 B1, 6,578,027 B2, 6,490,593 and 6,289,352. Business Objects, the Business Objects logo, Crystal Reports, and Crystal Enterprise are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects SA or its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2004 Business Objects. All rights reserved.

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ContentsChapter 1 Introduction 11 About this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Who should read this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Business Objects information resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Chapter 2 Whats New in the BusinessObjects XI Integration Kit for SAP 13

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Improved hierarchy reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Wildcard capabilities in the Security Definition Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Enhanced Platform Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Certifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Chapter 3 Components and Features 17

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Crystal Reports Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 BusinessObjects Enterprise Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 OLAP Intelligence Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Add-Ons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Integrated architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Reporting with BusinessObjects XI Integration Kit for SAP . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Reporting off BW queries and InfoSets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Authenticating SAP users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Publishing from BW to BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Selecting your BW Publisher configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Publishing Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Distributing information over the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Reporting off other SAP data sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Reporting off tables, views, clusters, and functions . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Reporting off multidimensional data in BW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Installation overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Installing on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 SAP Presentation CD requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Server requirements for BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . 32 Client requirements for Crystal Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Requirements for using the BusinessObjects XI Integration Kit for SAP Java SDK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 SAP requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Recommended initial installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Installing on UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 SAP Java Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 SAP requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Installing the UNIX components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Deploying the web applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Distributed installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Installing components on BusinessObjects Enterprise machines . . . . . 44 Separating BusinessObjects Enterprise from your web server . . . . . . . 45 Distributing the BW Publisher installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 BW Publisher Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 BW Publisher on a stand-alone SAP Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Adding servers to BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Chapter 5 Performing the initial configuration 47

Configuration overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Configuring transports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Types of transports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Selecting which transports to import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Checking for conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Importing the transport files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Creating and applying authorizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

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Configuring SAP authentication for BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . 52 Creating a user account for BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . 53 Accessing the SAP authentication application in BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Connecting to SAP entitlement systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Setting SAP Authentication options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Importing SAP roles to BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Integrating with Secure Network Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Configuring Data Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Processing scheduled reports in SAPs batch mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Configuring SAP Logon for the Data Access Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Chapter 6 Integrating BusinessObjects Enterprise and BW 69

Configuration overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Setting up folders and security in BusinessObjects Enterprise . . . . . . . . . 70 Understanding the default folder security patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Configuring the BW Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Configuring the BW Publisher as a service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Starting the BW Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Configuring a destination for the BW Publisher service . . . . . . . . 77 Configuring the BW Publisher with a local SAP Gateway . . . . . . . . . . 79 Installing a local SAP Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Configuring a destination for the BW Publisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Configuring publishing in the Content Administration Workbench . . . . . . . 81 Users who can access the Content Administration Workbench . . . . . 82 Creating roles in BW for designated content publishers . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Configuring access to the Content Administration Workbench . . . . . . 83 Defining a BusinessObjects Enterprise system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Publishing reports using the Content Administration Workbench . . . . 88 Publishing roles or reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Scheduling background publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Updating system information for published reports . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Maintaining reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

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Updating the status of reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Deleting reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Completing a report migration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Configuring the SAP http request handler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Chapter 7 Working with Web Content and Sample Reports 97

BusinessObjects Enterprise InfoView . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Setting up the sample reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Verifying configuration options in Crystal Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Chapter 8 Defining Security for the Open SQL driver 103 Security Definition Editor overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Migrating your existing security model . .