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WebI based on MaxDB ODBC connection

Hi,

I have created a MaxDB ODBC connection with the Universe Design Tool (BO 4.0 SP2 Patch 7). The universe is working fine - connection and integrety test are successful. I exported the universe to the BI-Platform.

With WebI Rich Client I can create a report based on this universe. With WebI (BI Launch Pad) I want to do the same. I can build my query but when I click on "execute query" nothing happens. It seemed WebI load and load and load...The browser doesn't hang!

My ODBC connection (32bit ODBC Manager) works fine with MaxDB 7.8 driver (on server Win64-OS).

Can somebody explain why Rich Client works fine and the webbased WebI not? Does the Rich Client work 32bit and the webbased WebI 64bit?

Regards,

Peter

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    Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:50 PM

    Hi Peter,

    You may want to first try using a 64 bit ODBC DSN on the server - maybe that will work? If not, the PAR says 7.7 is supported so you may want to try that instead of 7.8.

    As far as why it works on your client - you may be running webi rich client in 2-tier mode which would use the connectivity on your client machine instead of the server.

    Also, FYI - the only part of BI4 that is 64 bit is the server. The client tools are still 32 bit.

    Thanks,

    John

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    Posted on Feb 02, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    You have to download from https://service.sap.com/swdc the MaxDB 7.7 64-Bit (Win x64) installer. This installer contains the 32bit and 64bit odbc driver.

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