Setup Access To Business Objects XI From DigDash Enterprise

This document explains how to access to Business Objects XI data sources (report .wid or .rep) from DigDash Enterprise.

Supported Versions

  • Business Objects XI R2
  • Business Objects XI 3
  • Business Objects XI 4

Preparing Business Objects XI server

  • Extract the folder <DDE install>/add-ons/businessobjects/ddbobridge.zip to
    <Program Files>/BusinessObjects/Tomcat/webapps/ddobridge
     
  • If XI version is XI R2: Copy the JAR files located in <Program Files>/Business Objects/Tomcat/webapps/businessobjects/enterprise115/desktoplaunch/WEB-INF/lib to <Program Files>/Business Objects/Tomcat/webapps/ddbobridge/WEB-INF/lib
     
  • If XI version is XI 3: Copy the JAR files located in <Program Files>/Business Objects/Tomcat/webapps/AnalyticalReporting/WEB-INF/lib to <Program Files>/Business Objects/Tomcat/webapps/ddbobridge/WEB-INF/lib
     
  • If XI version is XI 4 : Copy the JAR fileslocated in <Program Files>/Business Objects/Tomcat/webapps/dswsbobje/WEB-INF/lib to <Program Files>/Business Objects/Tomcat/webapps/ddbobridge/WEB-INF/lib
     
  • Restart Business Objects server (Tomcat)

Access to Business Objects XI report from DigDash Enterprise

Follow the steps below to create a new flow based on the data of a Business Objects report:

  • Start the Information Wallet Administrator console
     
  • In the flow panel on the left, click on the Data Model icon boconnector_technical_en_html_e35029fdebd6cf23.png . The Flow Properties dialog box opens. In the Parameters section, Data source group, click on Select..., then New. Choose Business Objects Report (XI Portal)...
     
  • The data source dialog box opens. In the BO Server URL field, type in the address of the XI portal
     Example : http://<bo server>:port
     
  • In CMS Name field, type in the name of the CMS of your Business Objects server
     
  • In the ID and type of report field, type in the identifier of the report in the CMS. This identifier is the S_ID which can be retrieved from Infoview or QueryBuilder (see Business Objects technical documentation "How to Use the openDocument URL Command"). Then select the type of the report: WebIntelligence (wid) or Desktop Intelligence (rep) in the drop-down list
     
  • In the Authentication Type field, select the type of authentication of your Business Objects server (example : Enterprise, LDAP)
     
  • In the User and Password, type in the name of the user and his password
     
  • Click on Reload button to extract the data from the BO report and preview it.

 

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