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Design Studio SDK component to schedule webi report from BI Workspace

Fellow developers and experts, I am looking for a solution to schedule a webi report from a user's favorites folder using design studio sdk

Context:

1) currently, the user selects a pre-configured webi report in DS application and run's it using opendoc.

2) I built a simple scheduler component for design studio which makes restful calls to raylight based on user inputs (schedule type, instance name, format etc) using which the user can schedule the pre-configured report to their BI inbox

3) I am displaying the BI Workspace with inbox, viewer and personal folders within a simple iframe component within the Design studio application. (so the user can see their scheduled report, make changes if required, save to personal folders, etc.)

I intended to use the same scheduler component to schedule the report selected by user in personal folders in BI workspace from within Design studio.

So far, am unable to capture the selected report's ID to pass it to scheduler. Any help on how to capture the ID, or any other way/solution to accomplish the task with this is appreciated.

Thanks,

Kiran

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  • Jul 07, 2017 at 05:26 AM

    Hi Kiran,

    You will need to use the Business Intelligence Platform Restful Web Services SDK. The following links may be helpful:

    RESTful Web Services Document Management: SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP3

    RESTful Web Services Scheduling Part 1: SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP3

    RESTful Web Services Scheduling Part 2: SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP3

    On a side note, I would be interested to know the business case for implementing such scheduling functionality in a Design Studio application, especially if you are going to the trouble of SDK integration.

    Regards,

    Mustafa.

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    Jul 07, 2017 at 05:59 PM

    Hi Mustafa, Thanks for the response!

    We are on 4.1 SP6 patch 12. So i believe a lot of functionality for restful webservices is missing compared to 4.2 sp3.

    The business case is to have one portal to satisfy all reporting and scheduling needs without having to login and navigate in BI Launchpad.

    The DS application itself runs from a home grown portal as opendocument and is in visually similar to the portal so the end user is unaware of navigating/redirection outside the portal.

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