As mentioned in the previous post, with the new SAP BW integration in Xcelsius (Xcelsius 2008 sp2 or higher) we now have the possibility to use some features of SAP BW directly. We can now publish a Xcelsius dashboard back to the BW system and store it as an object (of type XCLS) in the BW system. These XCLS-objects could be transported to different system in the landscape, in the same way as any other standard BW objects (InfoCube, DataStore Objects etc).
SAP published a how-to guide on this subject. Get it here.Posted in: Knowledge sharing, SAP, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP BW, Xcelsius
With the Xcelsius 2008 sp2 release last year SAP now offers a direct data connection between Xcelsius and SAP BW queries. This is a huge improvement knowing that until this release we needed the BusinessObjects Enterprise, the Universe and QAAWS or Live Office to get our data from SAP BW into Xcelsius dashboards.
SAP published a nice how-to guide, including all pre-requisites needed to setup a connection, a list of BEx query features that do or do not work in Xcelsius and lots of tips and best practices. A must read!
Get it here.Posted in: Knowledge sharing, SAP, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP BW, Xcelsius