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Default Substitution Parameter settings - Wrong Path

Hi all,

I have done fresh installation with BODS4.2 SP1 on my windows machine.

When I check Default Substitution Parameter, It is showing wrong path as shown below:

C:/Program Files (x86)/SAP BusinessObjects/Data Services//admin/repo//DataQuality/reference_data


What is the reason?

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    Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 08:00 AM

    These are just default values. Nothing prevents you from entering the correct ones, does it?

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    • Actually, correct path would be Data Services\admin\repo\DataQuality\reference_data on Windows. But all that really doesn't matter. DS is smart enough to do the necessary translations. Following 3 commands give exactly the same, correct, results:

      print(exec('cmd', 'dir "C:/Program Files (x86)/SAP BusinessObjects/Data Services/DataQuality/reference_data"', 8));

      print(exec('cmd', 'dir "C:/Program Files (x86)/SAP BusinessObjects/Data Services//DataQuality/reference_data"', 8));

      print(exec('cmd', 'dir "C:\Program Files (x86)\\SAP BusinessObjects\\Data Services\\DataQuality\\reference_data"', 8));

  • Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 07:04 PM

    We found that DS truncates UNC paths defined as substitution variables in a seemingly random way.

    Some UNC paths work, some do not. My admin checked the SAN file requests, and he said they were clearly getting chopped off but it was not due to any sort of length restriction. (longer paths would actually work)

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