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I am getting error when i open the BODS Designer like "cannot initialize application.(BODI-1270039)" and screen size very small at the same time struck the screen...uninstall the software Again bods software installed same problem repeated,Could you please any one suggest me how to resolve this issue.

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  • Posted on Feb 08, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Hi Ramesh,

    Firstly, assuming you're running on Windows, make sure you have local administrator rights. If that's not the problem then check the Supported Platforms/PARs document on SAP Support Portal for your BODS version and make sure your O/S is compatable with your BODS version.

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  • Posted on Feb 08, 2012 at 04:48 PM

    Hello Ramesh,

    Check out this Knowledge base article on this error (you can do an xSearch on the SAP Service Marketplace to get this). I have pasted it below:


    Opening Data Integrator / Data Services Designer gives message: BODI-1270040:Cannot initialize application.

    Opening Data Integrator / Data Services Designer gives message: Cannot initialize application. (BODI-1270039)

    Cannot access Apply default layout from Designer toolbar


    All supported Windows platforms

    Data Integrator all versions

    Data Services all versions

    Reproducing the Issue

    Data Integrator Designer had previously been installed and worked correctly.

    Something happened that caused initial failure - Example: Machine shutdown while attempting to bring up Designer

    Attempting to log into any repository causes Designer to return with BODI-1270040 error

    Reinstalling Designer into a different directory structure doesn't resolve problem

    Confirm that user has administrative privileges on the%LINK_DIR% installation directory

    %LINK_DIR% has been defined appropriately

    No problems with MS-DOS naming (e.g. dir /x returns the proper MS-DOS name for %LINK_DIR%)


    A registry entry keeps track of the last instance of the Designer when it exits, as well as the different documents needed by the Designer:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects\Data Integrator Designer

    This registry key can get corrupt. One possible scenario would be where the machine is being shut down while the Designer is starting. This can potentially interrupt the update process of this registry key.


    **WARNING**: The following resolution involves editing the registry. Using the Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. Refer to Note 1323322 for more information.

    Two possible ways to resolve this issue:

    Use regedit.exe utility and delete the whole key(folder) below from your registry:

    For Data Integrator 11.7

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects\Data Integrator Designer

    For Data Services 12.1

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Business Objects\BusinessObjects Data Services Designer

    For Data Services 12.2

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Designer

    2. The other approach would be to delete your user profile, and created a new one.





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    Posted on Feb 09, 2012 at 02:23 AM

    Hi ramesh,

    Did you ever tried installing any other version of BODi on the same machine ?

    If so goto Registry Edit (regedit), goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER and search and delete all entries of BODI from there

    Then install BODI fresh and this should work definitely.


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