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SAP Business Objects Analysis for MS Office 1.4 Add-on for BIP

We are currently running BOBJ 4.1 SP5, which requires two BIP add-ons installations, which are:

- SAP Business Objects Analysis for MS Office 1.4 Add-on for BIP

- SAP Business Objects Design Studio 1.2 Add-on for BIP

We intend to upgrade to SAP Business Objects BI platform 4.2 SP2 FP5, and require clarification on when we upgrade:

Q1) Do the BIP Add-ons require re-installation for newer version? There is unclear information in documentation, as to whether the BIP add-ons are now built into 4.2 SP2 FP5 standard install or whether the BIP Add-Ons remain SEPARATE install packages?

Q2) Is the core functionality of the BIP Add-On for both Analysis for Office and Design Studio ONLY for scheduling? Is this required for connectivity to Business Objects/Hana in standard usage (not scheduled)?

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    Feb 15, 2017 at 11:58 PM

    @alexander.peter - do you know this answer?

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  • Feb 16, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    First, please note that 1.4 is out of maintenance - please look at 2.3 or 2.4

    Design Studio 1.2 hasn't been available for a very long time; please look at 1.6

    The add-ons (Design Studio and Analysis Office) are separate packages and you will need to install the package related to your version (e.g 4.2 for Design Studio 1.6)

    This is all covered in the SAP Product Availability Matrixhttps://support.sap.com/release-upgrade-maintenance/pam.html

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  • Feb 24, 2017 at 06:49 PM

    Hi - it looks like you have updated your question

    Q1: Yes, you need to install the add-ons relevant to your version, e.g. going from BI4.1 to 4.2 will require the related 4.2 Design Studio add-on

    Q2: To clarify, Design Studio does not support scheduling; Analysis Office does.

    The BI platform is the preferred platform for Design Studio

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