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BEGIN_SQL Statement for MS SQL Server


in Universe Designer query panel generates correct SQL with BEGIN_SQL (SET DATEFORMAT mdy) and END_SQL (ORDER BY ...) parameter values:



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Web Intelligence only generates SQL script with END_SQL parameter value. The BEGIN_SQL statement is missing.

Does SQL Server 2008 support BEGIN_SQL?

We tried it with OLE DB and ODBC connection in BO 3.1 environment.


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    Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM


    Which version of SAP BOBJ XI3.1 you are using?

    What I am aware is BEGIN_SQL was very well working for SQLServer2005 in case of ODBC connection.

    Can you try one thing for SQLServer2008 have a Native driver installed on your client machine and use ODBC connection rather than OLEDB connection.

    If that works fine, its good

    Otherwise you can raise a message for resolving this problem with the support team.



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      Problem is solved without BEGIN_SQL!

      You have to change in file sqlsrv.prm in BusinessObjects\...\DataAccess\odbc folder the dateformat interpreted by BO from mm/dd/yyyy to dd/MM/yyyy!

      After this change you have to restart the WebIProcessingServer in CMC!

      Then WebI shows in generated SQL script the dateformat dd/MM/yyyy

      Edited by: Peter Senf on Sep 28, 2011 3:33 PM

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