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Oct 06, 2016 at 03:06 PM

Certificate error on starting Webi in Webbrowser


Hello community,

I'm totally new to the subject and this is my first post here... So please excuse me for asking stupid questions...

In fact I have two problems and I'm not sure whether they belong together.

It all started when I have to change Database connections in our universes (SAP BO Universe design tool) due to version upgrade (MS SQL Server 2008 R2 -> MS SQL Server 2014).

We are using SAP BO (V 4.1, I suppose).
Formerly we' ve used the OLE connection to the DB, but this is not supported any longer since version 2012. So I switched to ODBC, which needed a new driver.
I created a new connection and connected it to all universes. As far as I can consider it, this worked. I was able to receive data from the new database.
So far so good...

When trying to start Webi-Reports via Sap Business Objects BI Launchpad (in a firefox browser), I first received an error message saying:
Your safety option prevent the execution of an application with a expired or not yet valid certificate ("Ihre Sicherheitseinstellungen haben die Ausführung eine Anwendung mit einem abgelaufenen oder noch nicht gültigen Zetifikat blockiert").

Unfortunately there're no information what kind of certificate causes the problem.

I have no idea what I can do about this or whether it has to do something with the new driver or whatsoever...

The second problem is, that I can not execute any Webi report. The attempt throws the following message:

Database error: [Microsoft][ODBC driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified. (IES 10901).

I thought, it was sufficient to change the database connection in the universes - but it seems as if there must be some other thing I have to manipulate...

BTW, the reports are working well, if I change DB connection back... But the certificate error stays...

Anybody any ideas?

Thank you in advance

Gabriele Klostermann