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SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

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swapnilrodge
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:03 am 
Post subject: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

Hi,

Currently we are on BI 4.1 SP8 and we are thinking to go on BI 4.2. Currently BI 4.2 SP4 and SP5 both are released. We would like to know which version is more stable; SP4 or SP5. We have heard that there was an issue with SP3.

Can you please suggest?

Thanks,

Swapnil Rodge.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:08 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

Just updated our QA environment to SP5 P100 from SP3 P2 (we have been running it for over a year, no stability issues).

Had an installation issue with corruption of the BOE warfiles and had to get clean copies from support and redeploy -- they say it was a fluke and there are no other reported issues with the install. We've just started testing, but so far, so good and nothing major to report.

SP5 has been out for over 6 months, they've already released the first patch P100 (new #ing scheme!). If I was updating from an older version, I would go with SP5 to take advantage of all the fixes and enhancements.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:43 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

on 4.2 sp4, and it has been stable.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:21 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:30 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

We're on SP04 SP04, issues are:
  • Test Promote in Promotion Manager doesn't work
  • Sessions are not released, causing an exhaustion of licensed limit
  • Unable to create connections in UDT

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richardcottave
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:29 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

joepeters wrote:
We're on SP04 SP04, issues are:
  • Test Promote in Promotion Manager doesn't work
  • Sessions are not released, causing an exhaustion of licensed limit
  • Unable to create connections in UDT

Joe


I wonder if these are fixed with SP5?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33 pm 
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joepeters wrote:
[*]Unable to create connections in UDT[/list]
Joe

Agree. Beeing on 4.2 SP4 patch 5 and notice ramdomly (but too often) such issues when creating / editing connexions on UDT : the application hangs and UDT close... Very annoying.
Sometime, restarting the computer fixe the problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:41 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

Here's the note with a workaround: https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2450665
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:04 am 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

We are one month on BI 4.2 SP05. We've had no major issues.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:46 am 
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RikDeclercq wrote:
We are one month on BI 4.2 SP05. We've had no major issues.


Agreed, there's some good extra functionality in there too....

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:48 pm 
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joepeters wrote:
Here's the note with a workaround: https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2450665


Thank you ! for one a time the workaround worked for me !

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:46 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

Which method did you use?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:28 pm 
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joepeters wrote:
Which method did you use?


method 1

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:30 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

Great, glad it worked.

It doesn't appear that this is being treated as a bug, so perhaps will workaround will be needed forever?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:44 pm 
Post subject: Re: SAP BI 4.2 Stable version

I added at in the annexes section of my installation document icon_mrgreen.gif
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