The Re-point Webi Reports feature in 360View has many use cases for SAP Business Objects administrators. One of the most common reasons customers use this feature is when converting Universes from UNV to UNX. SAP provides a tool to convert the old UNV Universes to UNX, and that works great. The problem is, all of the Webi reports are still pointing to the old UNV Universe. You then have to manually open each report and re-point each data provider in each report to the new UNX Universe. This can be extremely time consuming if you have thousands of Webis! Even hundreds would take a long time! The Re-point Webi Reports feature in 360View allows you to do this repointing in bulk. You can schedule it and spend that time doing the one hundred other tasks on your to-do list.
The UNV to UNX conversion isn’t the only time this feature is useful. Customers are always surprising us with the way they use Business Objects and how they are able to leverage our tools in ways we haven’t considered.
We have a customer that duplicates a set of universes on a weekly basis, copying them to different folders and replacing the existing universes. This changes the CUID of the Universes, affecting any reports pointing to those Universes. It used to be a manual process for them to re-point reports to the updated/new Universes. Using 360View, they have been able to automate this process, doing the updates in bulk. This reduces the time it takes to update their reports and has allowed them to create a seamless process when replicating Universes. This feature also helps to mitigate the risks of missing one Universe or a set a Webi Reports, therefore ensuring user confidence.
Regardless of how you use Business Objects, there is likely a need within your BOBJ environment for this feature in 360View.
Re-point Webi Reports feature in 360View can be used for the following:
– Converting Universes from UNV to UNX
– Updates to Universes that change the CUID (whether intentional or not)
– Updating BEX/BICS queries used by Webi Reports
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