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BEX Broadcaster to non-SAP users

Hi,

BEX Broadcaster should be a solution for nonSAP users - to send e-mail to users without SAP BI (or SAP ERP) access.

In connection to this I have some questions:

- where those email addresses are stored

- is it possible to send those users filtered reports like

- report should be filtered with the particular CostCenter (just part of the

CC hiear. is displayed.

- where connection between nonSAP user email address and a CC is done

- is this working with standard auth. relevant variables.

If we are able to create this scenario, this would be real improvement.

Thanks, Tom

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  • Posted on Nov 08, 2007 at 03:19 PM

    Hi Tomaz.

    Yes, Broadcasting works rather well for non-BW users. However, watch out for licensing issues - you need a 'Open Hub' license which costs around 250,000 Euros. So you might find its cheaper to buy BW licenses!

    Technically, 2 options:

    'Bursting', where the users' email addresses are maintained as an attribute of eg Cost Centre, and

    'Normal', where the email is maintained in a Setting

    For the former, you only need a single Setting, for the latter you need a Setting for each report. For the latter you can have multiple recipients if you need to, but you can't on the first.

    We didnt use authorisation variables, we maintained the emails in the attribute. If you are smart, maybe you can use authorisations to do this instead. But you certainly don't have to.

    In the latter, you select the hierarchy node within the Setting.

    Hope that helps - give me some points please if it does! And do get back to me - and everyone else - to let us know whether it is successful, and any other obstacles you encounter.

    Patrick

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    Posted on Nov 19, 2007 at 01:49 PM

    Thanks Patrick!

    I do not understand how to combine the BEX Broadcaster and OpenHub. Which one is actually distribute reports to non-sap users.

    My thinking was more in the direction of additional development on BEX Broadcaster side (or Portal side) to ensure some environment, where I would enhance Broadcaster distribution with additional e-mail addresses.

    Any idea in this direction.

    ThanX, Tom

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    Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 09:25 AM

    hi Tom,

    open hub is the function to download the cube data as files into a file server.

    if you (or your customer) want to use the CSV file among many people,

    you should buy the license,

    but you might be not charged , you only want to use it for non-SAP system extraction.

    broadcasting via E-mail need your mail server MS Exchange,

    no other mail server is supported.

    If your customer use MS exchange server, you would take the broad casting scenarios.

    But do not, you would force to buy open hub license.

    Hope that help.

    Kanako

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    Posted on Nov 21, 2007 at 09:33 AM

    the another solution;

    You can use KM document distribution to local file server on EP.

    for more details, see this document.

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/b891da90-0201-0010-fba7-8c35824c83a8

    Kanako

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