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New Universe Not Showing in Deski

We are just upgrading from 6.1B to XI R2. In 6.1B we used 2 versions of the same universe one pointing to Test and another to Prod. The way XI is being released we are using the same universe name in both environments just using different servers. However I have old reports pointing to the Test universe that has not been migrated and I would like to be able to modify the universe in reporter. Reporter will not let me modify because it can't find the Test universe.

In Designer 6.1B there was a way to create a local universe without exporting it to the repository is there a way in XI to do the same? Whatever folder I save it to I cannot find it in my list of Universes in reporter.

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    Jul 28, 2010 at 03:20 AM

    Hi SMBRAA,

    Wow, you must be on a really old version. And you are upgrading to pretty much a really old version!

    I am not familiar with anything called "Reporter". Is that an old tool in Business Objects, or is it just lost in translation?

    In XI R2 and R3, you should be able to simply do a "save" of the Universe (not a "save as"!), and it will save it to your local folder on your computer. This would be under - if I remember correctly:

    C:\Documents and Settings\your name\Application Data\Business Objects\Business Objects 11.5\Universes

    Be very careful, and be sure you have a backup of your good Universe before doing any of this. Designer always saves a local copy of the Universe when you import it. But make sure you don't export the old local copy back to the repository! It must be the latest modified copy, and again, be sure you have a backup of the previous version always.

    Thanks

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      Make sure you save the universe in the proper folder, else Deski won't see it. Also, if you have already logged in to Deski before creating the new universe, you now have to log out and log back in again. Frustrating, as it did not work that way before. It seems that it creates a cache of the list of universes when you log in with the newer versions. Anyway, please try that and see if that solves your issue.