Registration

Dear SAP Community Member,
In order to fully benefit from what the SAP Community has to offer, please register at:
http://scn.sap.com
Thank you,
The SAP Community team.
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Purpose

The Web Intelligence Bulletin (this page) is a timely and regularly-updated information source providing links to hot issues, new documentation and upcoming events of interest to Web Intelligence Users and Administrators (see Mission Statement below). 

To subscribe to The WebI Bulletin, click the "Watch" option under Tools in the top right.

Hot Issues

2841405 - Error in log files for recurring scheduled Web Intelligence documents with missing sources for prompts

  • This note discusses changes in how Web Intelligence handles prompts and scheduling in SP7 which has resulted in various issues through out the lifespan of SP7. We have reverted the change, but now allow you to set how you want it to work.  The note explains the settings and what they do.

2820929 - Web Intelligence document link opens a Blank page in Internet Explorer 

  • When using IE, document links in WebI do not work as expected. When left clicking on the document link, a blank new tab appears.

2794287 - Web Intelligence Rich Client crashes when working with unx universes when connected to the BI server via 3-tier / J2EE Portal mode

  • Web Intelligence Rich Client crashes and throws an error that SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise has stopped working when working with unx universes when connected to the BI server via 3-tier / J2EE Portal mode

2664663 - BI4.2 Sp5 upgrade resets Webi processing server parameters to defaults 

  • WebI processing servers will not release memory consumed and will grow uncontrollably.

2656446 - SAP Official position regarding SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Java Applet viewer 

  • WebI processing servers will not release memory consumed and will grow uncontrollably.

2541155 - Business Intelligence Suite Web Intelligence Applet Certificate Expiration Includes JAR Signature Timestamping 

  • An explanation regarding the WebI applet jar files with their expiry time and timestamps and how they work together for a valid certificate.

 2439342- The message "This plug-in is not supported" or "“Web Intelligence Applet cannot be loaded, please make sure you have installed a Java virtual machine" when attempting to launch the Java Report Panel, Rich Internet Application or Web Intelligence Applet interface in Firefox 

  • Firefox 52.0 and later has disabled support for the NPAPI by default so no Java applets wil launch, including the Webi Applet. You will get the error "This plug-in is not supported" or “Web Intelligence Applet cannot be loaded, please make sure you have installed a Java virtual machine". Work around listed in the kba

 Chat Support for BI 

  • Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer have both been added to Chat Support for BI!  You can check out the above blog that discusses Chat for BI as well as the video KBA that I have posted in the Notes/KBA section to see how to do it.
     
  • Microsoft is ending support for older version of Internet Explorer. After January 12 2016, any Internet Explorer specific issues discovered in the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform will need to be reproduced in the mentioned supported browser versions before Development can investigate.

 

  • Note further discussing the removal of NPAPI support from Google Chrome and how it affects Web Intelligence Java applet users. Google has turned this feature off as of September 1. 

 2156305- Chrome 42 no longer supports Java by default therefore the Web Intelligence Applet will not launch

  • Chrome 42 has disabled support for the NPAPI by default so no Java applets wil launch, including the Webi Applet. You will get the error "This plug-in is not supported". Work around listed in the kba.

Web Intelligence and Oracle Java Runtime Environment Known Issues 

  • recent Oracle and Microsoft Security updates have caused the WebI Applet interface to pop up warnings on start-up and possibly stop working.  This page contains up-to-date information concerning all known issues.

New Resources

Blog: SAP Announced SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.3 Beta Release - New

  • Blog the beta release of BI 4.3

KBA: 2592970 - How to configure SSL Certificates for Universe Client Tools

  • Information on setting up SSL certifications for your Universe tools

KBA: 2551771 - Security For Odata or Web Service Connections

  • Goes over how security for Odata connections is done

Blog: Discover BI4.3 #ASUG Webcast Recap

  • Blog ASUG webcasts that contain information on BI 4.3 that is upcoming

Blog: SAP BI 4.2 SP7: What’s New In Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer

  • Blog discussing new features in both WebI and Semanic Layer that are in 4.2 SP7

Blog: SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence Calculation Engine Changes

Note: 2523914 - WebIntelligence - Information about coreinfo functionality 

  • A note discussing the new coreinfo text files that are generated upon s WPS crash.

Note: Support Components and Responsibilities for BI Platform [Which component to raise an incident in]

  • A note showing which component to use when creating your support incident.

Blog: How to use SAP HANA Express, Edition with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2

  • A blog discussing using SAP HANA Express with Web Intelligence.

Blog: Conditional Scheduling in SAP BI Web Intelligence

  • A blog discussing how to use publications to schedule based on conditions.

Recent Ideas

(Enhancements suggested through Customer Influence site for Web Intelligence: https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/895 )
  • Add the data tab that was in the Java applet to the HTML viewer for ease of transition

Enhance the Custom Format Number functionality in WebI

  • Improve how customer number formats work in WebI

Mission Statement

The Web Intelligence Bulletin is a central location that is regularly updated with links to hot issues, new documentation and resources, and upcoming events of interest to the Web Intelligence User and Administrator.  This page is maintained by members of SAP Product Support, Jason Everly and Mike Neville.
We will update this page with links to the following:
Hot issues:
  • recent frequently seen issues
  • security updates
  • nformation (blogs, documentation, wiki pages)
  • best practices/sizing/configuration/features
  • troubleshooting tips

 

To keep up-to-date with Web Intelligence information, subscribe to this page by clicking the Tools drop down on the right and clicking Watch.
Note : Questions concerning Web Intelligence or concerning the information contained within this page should be asked by starting a discussion in the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence forum here:

 

 

  • No labels

4 Comments

  1. SAP KBA 2448791 is showing as being edited.  Can you update this page or some how trigger the watch email when it is available?

    1. Hi John,

      It was updated today so you probably caught it while that was happening.

      It should be ok now..EXCEPT!! the note that it references is internal for some reason.

      I am emailing the developer to find out why.

      Thanks

      Jason

      1. Hi John,

        Both Notes should now be visible.

        Jason