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Business object restful API : license limitation

Jan 10, 2017 at 10:11 AM


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I recently discovered the possibilities offered by the business object restful API and it resolved an issue we had where we were using excel exports of scheduled webi report as the data source for our BI solution.

With the Restful API I could implement a much easier way of collecting the datasources by using the raylight export function. However when I asked our IT department to enable the Restful API in our production environment they pointed me to the license agreement and the section about the use of the restful API by 3rd party apps. So my question is simply what are the real limitation when using the restful API to export Webi report ?

Acc. to our IT department the only way to use the restful api to consume webi report would be to buy a connector ?

Thanks for your help !

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Daniel Paulsen
Jan 13, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Hi Gautier,

If you own a licensed version of BI4.x, then you are also licensed to use the REST APIs.

I believe what the license agreement is referring to is 3rd parties who do not have a BI4.x license are not permitted to write and profit from applications consuming the BI REST services. You can also check with your sales rep to confirm this is the case.


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