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Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP


 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:06 am 
Post subject: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

Dear BO Experts,

as you know, Business Objects has evoluted in this way:

At the beginning we used to have the tool "Business Objects 6.5" which was Deski-type tool

Later we had the Desktop Intelligence

And later we had something called DCP (Deski Compatibility Pack) that allowed us to run Deski Reports on BO 3.X or 4.X

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- Can I open a report built on BO 6.5 in Desktop Intelligence installation?
- Could I open a BO 6.5 report in a BO 4.2 Enterprise with DCP?

Thanks a lot my friends!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:45 pm 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

1> yes
2> It depends if you succeed to make work and XI3.1 old deski with BI 4.2

You should try and if you suceed, convert your deski reports to webi quickly

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:32 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

Victor,

I am now involved in a migration of roughly 300 DeskI reports from the BO 5.1.8 system to BI 4.2 version icon_smile.gif
I saw BO 5.1.8 for the last time probably around 2003 icon_smile.gif

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:50 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

hahaha Marek icon_biggrin.gif

but you are converting the old reports into Webi report, right?

We also are on it.

My boss was wondering "how could we open an old BO 6.5 report in the future if necessary"?

I had heard of the DCP but Im not sure how doable it is
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:25 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

We are now only in the preparation phase, working on a proposal for an internal customer that has this ancient BO version. But yes, the plan is to convert all their DeskI reports to WebI format.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:06 pm 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

I'm finishing with that convertion phase icon_smile.gif

so now, the question is:

"Can I install the DCP in a BO 4.2 and open an BO 6.5 report?"

What a thrill icon_razz.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:42 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

This is what I don't know. We don't plan to use it. Instead, we plan to convert all DeskI reports to WebI.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:46 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

The DCP was simply a way to get a DeskI XI3 client to connect to a BI4 server. So it's really the XI3 client software that you're using. If you have the DeskI XI3 software installed, then I think you can open a 6.5.1 .rep document (as long as the universe is available).

Are you actually planning to have users use this configuration, or it just a way to get the reports converted to WebI?

I seem to remember that the DCP was discontinued in BI4.2, but I haven't been able to find anything specific.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 2:21 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

Dear all,

thanks for your replies.

I asked SAP about the topic and they told me "DCP absolutely does not work with BO 4.2"

https://answers.sap.com/questions/749447/dcp-absolutely-does-not-work-with-bo-42.html

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 7:22 am 
Post subject: Re: Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

Did you notice the last comment?
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Contact SAP They provided a patch ( an unofficial one ) . After applying the patch, the issue is resolved and DCP is working fine with 4.2 SP06. We have done this as well
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