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Aug 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Configuring a Metadata Source using Metadata Bridge



We are running a Migration to SAP ERP project and are utilizing the following software:

BI Platform 4.0 SP6

BI Client Tools 4.0 SP6

BO Data Services 4.1 SP1

BO Information Steward 4.1 SP1 patch 2

SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions to SAP ERP 2.4

Our application servers are VM Windows 2008 R2 64-bit

Our CMS/Audit Datbase is Oracle 11g

Our Data sources will be various (Access, Excel, ManMan, Baan, etc.)

In Phase 1 of our ERP project we used Data Services to ETL many different data sources and load them into SAP ECC. We went live in April, The live data is in ECC and a daily snapshot has been automated into SAP BW each night, so that all the reporting can be done against a snapshot rather than against the live transactional data. There is a variety of reporting with BusinessObjects suite of reporting tools.

In Phase 2 of the project we are making use of the Meta Data Manager module of SAP BusinessObjects Information Steward. One of the data architects has a requirement to make a connection from our phase 2 environment to the Phase 1 BW environment and define that as an integrator source in which to report on Data lineage. Beyond creating a System Account and password, and opening any ports between the servers, I have a requirement to use a Metadata Bridge. I'm getting an error message saying the metadata Bridge has not been installed. BASIS team indicates that they installed it. Question:

1) Is there a way to determine if the Metadata Bridge (MIMB) Metadata Integrator is installed?

2) When I attempt to set up a Metadata Bridge connection in the CMC, (cmc>Information steward.manage>new>integrator source> metadata type: metadata integration model bridge, I'm presenting with a long list of about 50 different types of Bridges. What bridge would I select for 'SAP BW'? Is there any documentation to provide an overview of this process? (page 153/section7.27 of the BOBS IS 4.1 SP 1 Admin Guide is very brief about this component.) Any help would be appreciated.


Chris Sheridan

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