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does SAP provide odbc wire protocol drivers for Universe Designer

Does SAP provide odbc wire protocol drivers that can be used with Universe Designer ?

I tried the CR ODBC drivers, bur get a message that they are not licensed for Unverse Designer

Edited by: Paul McDonald on Sep 1, 2010 9:36 PM

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    Sep 07, 2010 at 08:33 PM

    Hi Paul,

    Yes, these should be available to you. What are you trying to do? Connect a Universe to a database? Or connect a report to a Universe?

    Also, what version of BO are you on and what type of database are you connecting to?

    Thanks

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    • Hello,

      the exact list of databases and middleware supported is available in the PAR document:

      https://service.sap.com/~form/sapnet?_SHORTKEY=01100035870000726096&_SCENARIO=01100035870000000202

      then choose SAP Business Objects Enterprise and then your version.

      Select your platform, when the document opens, go to the Web Intelligence, Desktop Intelligence, Dashboard and Analytics Data Sources section,

      As of XI3.1 SP3 on Windows for Oracle we support the Oracle Net Client and the JDBC driver.

      For SQL server 2005 the ODBC and the OLEDB middleware clients.

      You can use generic ODBC or generic JDBC but won't get the full functionality of the connection which you will have when connecting with the specific drivers.

      Hope that it helps

      regards

      PPaolo