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Creating a connection to SQL Server

Hi all,

I am new to BOE, so maybe my question will be phrased no so accurately.

I have an SQL Server database, which i want to use with Web Intelligence / Xcelsius.

How to i add this database to the universe? to the connection list?

i tired also to find some documentation in the SDN but could not.

please assist.


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    May 20, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Hi Doron,

    The first thing you need to do is create a connection to the database. This is done in the Designer tool. When you click new in Designer it will display a wizard and you can set it up as part of this, or alternatively you can use the tools connections. For SQL Server the connection can be created using ODBC drivers or direct to SQL Server. If ODBC then you will need to have configured the DataSource.

    Having created the connection, you can use it by setting it in the universe parameters.

    To see a list of tables available simply right click the data view panel (main panel on the right)



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  • Aug 07, 2015 at 08:25 PM


    In BOE 4.1 SP6 is possible connect Web Intelligence direct on database with feature Free-Hand SQL. Following this link with steps:

    For other versions, you need build connection with tool client Information Design Tool. Following this link:

    For connection remote database you need configuring ODBC driver and add ip adress ou named instance.

    Business Object local ODBC connections and server ODBC connections

    Verify if you machine have access and port open.

    Regard, Jean

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    Jun 03, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Issue is solved

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