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Product versions: BI4.0 and netweaver 7.0.x

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Main Contributors : Martha L, Patrice L, Anthony L, David F G
With the help of Ferry L

Link to the main SP page Introduction, Chapter A : BI4.0 Integration into the SAP Enterprise Portal 7.x
Chapter B : BI4 - How to create SAP BusinessObjects Document List template into EP 7.0.x
Chapter C : BI4 - How to create SAP BusinessObjects Document Viewer Template into EP 7.0.x
Chapter D : BI4 - How to create SAP BusinessObjects KM Template into EP 7.0.x
Webinar link and QA : Webinar was done on May  25th (link below)

DATE: Wednesday, 25 May 2011
START TIME: 8:00 a.m. PT, 10:00 a.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. CET

Appendix : Chapter H, I, J, K, L, M : Appendix of the BOEXI3.1 Integration into the SAP EP

A Creating SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Knowledge Management iViews

A.1) Pre-requisite - Upload (KM.PAR)

The KM iView template that comes with BI 4.0 is a portal archive file that needs to be uploaded to EP.


Knowledge Management & Collaboration (KMC) 

SAP NetWeaver provides Knowledge Management & Collaboration (KMC) capabilities via the SAP Netweaver Portal (SAP EP). While this feature is currently available, it is no longer being actively developed, meaning that no new features or upgrades are planned for the future. Users currently using this solution are recommended to consider moving to the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI iViews Document List portal component. This will provide the same access to data through a portal interface, and offer much greater flexibility and feature sets.

To upload the BusinessObjects Repository Manager:

  1. Log onto the SAP Enterprise Portal.
  2. Navigate to System Administration > Support.
  3. Click Portal Runtime.

4. Click Administration Console .

5. Click Browse next to the Archive Uploader.
6. Select the Repository Manager archive file.
By default the file is located in the directory
<Install Dir>/SAP BusinessObjects/SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI4.0/warfiles/KMC .

The filename is BusinessObjectsKM.par (it was installed by default)


7. Click Upload .


8. After a successful deployment of the portal archive file you will find an instance of the BusinessObjects Enterprise repository *under the *Repository Manager screen You will see how to use them in the following step.

A.2) Configure the BusinessObjects Repository Manager package

1. Log onto the SAP Enterprise Portal system.
2. Navigate to System Administration > System Configuration.
3. Open the folder Knowledge Management.
4. Click Content Management.
5. Click Repository Managers.


6. Select the BusinessObjects Repository Manager
7. Click on New to create your BusinessObjects Repository.We filled the different boxes with our values:

Fill the different boxes:



View Name

The name used for the repository in Knowledge Management displays


A description of the repository


The repository filename prefix, which must start with a "/"

CMS Host and Port

A list of BI4 system details

Open Doc URL

Details for the OpenDoc URL parameter - Check that BOE is in your URL :

SAP Client

the Client number for the SAP system that is being used to identify the user
The SAP system needs to be configured in the BI4 Security Plug-in
accept SSO ticketstrusted with the SAP Portal

SAP System ID

The System ID for the SAP system that is being used to identify the user
The SAP system needs to be configured in the BOE Security Plug-in
accept SSO ticketstrusted with the SAP Portal

Starting folder ID in BOE


Web Service URL


The newly created repository manager should appear in the list of available repository managers after this step. You will see that in the next chapter.

A.3) Configure the KM Content Layout

In order to make BusinessObjects-specific properties and commands available, the layout set of your configured BusinessObjects Enterprise repository needs to be changed into the BusinessObjects specific layout, which is named BOBJELayout
1. Navigate to Content Administration > KM Content > KM Content.
2. Make sure that your repository shows up (this is the name of your prefix, without the "/" sign).
3. In order to make BOE-specific properties and commands available, the layout set of your configured BOE repository should be changed into BOE-specific layout, which is named BOBJELayout, Click the context menu of the repository you configured and choose Details . 

4. Select the menu Settings > Presentation

5. Click Select Profile .
6. Select the option Layout Set .

7. From the layout Set list, select BOBJELayout.
8. Check the option box Apply Settings to All Subfolders .
9. Check Use Settings for all iViews: the layout template will be inherited to all iViews that will show the KM Content.
10. Press the Save button.

Now you can see your BI4 system in the portal SAP in the administration. As we want the Portal User to have access to the BI4 system, we are going to link the KM to an iView.  

A.4) Create a System Landscape folder

Already done in the section A.2 in the article : BI4 - How to create SAP BusinessObjects Document List template into EP 7.0.x  if you want to do it.

A.5) Link the KM navigation with an iView

The goal here is to get an extra tab with a re-direction to the BILaunchPad (in fact to the Business Objects Repository) when the user connects to the SAP Portal. This will avoid the user to go to the Content Administration, then click on the KM Content and finally browse to his Business Objects Repository.

1. Go to Content Administration and click on Portal Content .
2. Open the folder we created on A.4 (Create a System Landscape folder)

3. Right click the folder and select New > iView. In the New iView template wizard select iView template and click Next .

4. Select "KM Navigation iView"


5. Specify an iView Name and iView id and click Next. The iView name is the display name that appears in the Portal Catalog. The iView ID is a unique identifier registered in the Portal Content Directory; this ID appears within the portal administrator environment.

6. Ensure the option Open the object for editing is selected.
7. Click OK .
8. Set the Path to Initially Displayed Folder to your BO Repository. This path is the prefix name you define in the section above (Configure the BusinessObjects Repository Manager package) , in our case it was: /BI4_KM_SDN

9. Click on Save and Close the newly created iView.

B. Creating Roles in SAP EP Portal and assigned them to Portal Users

This step hasn't changed, so please follow this link : Roles in SAP EP Portal and assigned them to Portal Users

C. Add this iView to your Role

1. Open the folder we created on Section A.4 in the article  (Create a System Landscape folder)

2. Open the Role you created on Section above B  (Creating Roles in SAP EP Portal and assigned them to Portal Users)

3. Right click on the iView you just created and select Add iView to Role/Delta link

D. Log into your Netweaver portal

You enter with your Enterprise Portal Netweaver Credentials and access the KMC.

You can navigate in your BI4.0 repository, see Inboxes (New in BI4.0) , Favorites folder (New in BI4.0) and of course Public Folders (as in XI3.1).

You can open all type of documents.

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  1. Unknown User (s91ld5z)

    We are upgrading to EP 7.3, will this stil work?

  2. Former Member

    Yes EP7.3 is supporting KM. I will create a wiki for that in Q2 2012

  3. Anonymous

    David, any chance you could post the link to the wiki describing EP7.3 support?  I performed a search and cannot find it.  Also looked at this ... (using ABAP launchpad)  It would be great if SAP did a presentation or webinar to discuss the pros and cons of using the Document List Viewer in portal, versus the ABAP launcher.  In this presentation the options to deploy reports into SAP NetWeaver Portal are discussed, however there is no mention of the ABAP launcher.