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This page describes the steps for installation of SAP GUI 730 and BEx Frontend inlcuding the BEx Applications and Precalculation Server.

 

1 - Software & Hardware Requirements

Following notes describe general information, Software & Hardware requirements and limitations for BEx Analyzer:

  • 1652769 - Hardware & Software requirements
  • 1640140 - BI 7.x tools in 730 - General Information & Limitations 

Supported versions of:

  • Windows Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 2008 R2 Server
  • Microsoft Excel (ONLY 32 BIT): 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
  • Microsoft Office 365 - Please read detail information in note 1973324.
  • SAP NetWeaver BW: 700, 701, 702, 703, 710, 711, 720, 730, 731, 740

Please note:

  • SAP GUI and BEx Frontend must have the same version (for e.g. SAP GUI 7.30 fits to BI Add-On based on 7.30)
  • Its strongly recommended to use the latest patches of SAP GUI and BEx Frontend.
  • Office 64 bit versions are NOT supported for BEx tools, see note 1652769.
  • See also the SDN Compatibility Matrix: Compatibility of Microsoft Operating Systems and Office Products.

 

2 - The installation includes:

  • SAP GUI for Windows 730
  • SAP GUI Patch
  • SAP BI Addon 7.0 for SAP GUI
  • BI 7.0 AddOn Patch for GUI
  • xPreCalServer (only for Precalculation Server)

3 - Preparing the installation:

  • Download the Frontend-CD from the SAP Service Market Place:
    • https://support.sap.com/swdc
    • Navigate: Software Downloads
    • Enter search term: NW 7.0 Presentation - 7.30 Compilation 3 Present
    • Download two files:
      • NW 7.0 Presentation - 7.30 Compilation 3 Present. 1
      • NW 7.0 Presentation - 7.30 Compilation 3 Present. 2
  •  Extract the Frontend-CD ZIP file.
  • Click here: Latest BI ADDON for SAP GUI 730 to download latest patchs from SAP Service Market Place:
    • SAP GUI Patch,
    • BI 7.0 Addon Patch and
    • Precalculation Server (only for Precalculation Server)

 

4 - Installation steps:

 

  1. uninstall the Frontend and SAP GUI
    Windows > Start > Control Panel > Program and Features > remove
    - SAP Business Explorer
    - SAP GUI for Windows 7.x
    - SAP BW Preclaculation Service (only on Precalculation Server)
  2. delete the bw containing folders:
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Business Explorer\BI
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Business Explorer\BI_Prec (only on Precalculation Server)
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\FrontEnd\Bw
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\SAP Shared\BW
  3. reboot the system
  4. start the Front-End Installer from Frontend-CD:
    • folder: ...\NW_7.0_Presentation\PRES1\GUI\WINDOWS\WIN32\
    • file: SetupAll.exe
    • select/install ...
      [x] SAP GUI for Windows 7.30 (Compilation 1)
      [x] Business Explorer
  5. update to latest SAP GUI patch
  6. update to latest SAP BI AddOn patch
  7. install SAP BW Precalculation Service (only for Precalculation Server)

5 - Installation check:

 

After installation please check the installation according wikipage BEx Front-End Installation Check.

Link to this page: http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/x/y4TOEQ