Standalone Solutions for SAP BusinessObjects - 2023.3

Release date:

Happy Summer everyone 🌞😎!

Ohhh this one is special. Years in the making!

See below for more details regarding what’s new, compatibility updates, change logs and resolved issues.

Full Documentation:
Download Site:

Of course, do get in touch if you need help with updating.

Contact us via your Customer Centre and Support Site:

New Features

πŸš€ 360Eyes is now available in 360Suite πŸš€

No need to adjust your screen. You read this correctly!

The 360Eyes you have known and used for years is now available in 360Suite. It is not a "v2". It's the same product, same .jar and libraries. Simply wrapped (with love?) by 360Suite.

From 2023.3 you now have the possibility to run the CMS, WEBI, CRYSTAL, IA and UNIVERSE jobs from 360Suite.

So many benefits:

  • Use and Manage use all 360 solutions from a single portal
  • We take care of importing the Webi and Universes (No need to import a LCMBIAR)
  • We take care of the product updates
  • We take care of the 360Eyes DB schema updates (so no need to run the CMS job first)
  • We take care of JAVA
  • No need to schedule in the CMC (gone the problems introduced by BI 4.3 SP03)

And from 2023.4, using 360Eyes in 360Suite will give you added features and possibilities.

Configuration in the Administration Console

Cheers from the Product and Engineering teams (And Leo) 🍸!

At this time we are not deprecating the existing but we are planning to do so in 2024.

We encourage you to prepare for this and do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

Note: In this release we are not supporting using a 360Eyes Database for the following vendors / configuration:

  • MS SQL Server using AD Authentication (it is OK with SQL Authentication)
  • Snowflake

These will be working as expected from 2023.4 scheduled for October.

360Eyes for SAP BusinessObjects: Collibra extension

Collibra is a data cataloging solution that enables organisations to improve their comprehension and control of their data assets. Its primary aim is to establish an inventory of these data assets (BI, Analytics, Databases, etc), by acquiring information (metadata) about them.

If you are an organisation with both SAP BusinessObjects and Collibra you will want to talk with us! We are now giving you the ability to have BOBJ metadata in Collibra thanks to 360Eyes.

Change Logs

360Eyes Extensions

Dependencies required for the Collibra and Compliance extensions are located in the downloaded product:

  • Collibra: 360eyes_bi43_2023.3\extensions\collibra\360Eyes_Collibra.cma
  • Compliance: 360eyes_bi43_2023.3\extensions\compliance\360eyes_compliance_only_bi43.lcmbiar

Note: These extensions are licensed separately and require their own license keys. Do not hesitate to contact our support team for more information.

DELTA mode enhanced to use the most recent snapshot

Before 2023.3, the DELTA mode would use information located in the most recent snapshot in SUCCESS status only.

The new behavior is to use the most recent snapshot no matter the status (SUCCESS, ERROR, RUNING).

This change is more efficient and in some scenarios, will increase performance.

Deprecated Parameters

The following parameters will be deleted in 2024.1:

  • novariable
  • noproperty
  • folder
  • universe.subfolderparentids
  • external.user.extraction.query
  • external.user.extraction.url
  • external.user.extraction.user
  • external.user.extraction.pass
  • compliance.user.replacement.query
  • compliance.user.replacement.url
  • compliance.user.replacement.user
  • compliance.user.replacement.pass
  • getinstancebyprogidmachine
  • usedatabasecolumncache

Do get in touch with us if you have any concerns and we can discuss workarounds.

Deprecated Databases

We are no longer supporting the following databases as they are no longer supported by their respective vendors and SAP BusinessObjects. Important: from 2023.4 they will no longer work in any of our products.

  • MySQL 5.5
  • Oracle 10g
  • IBM DB2 9.5
  • PostgreSQL 9.5, 9.6, 10

See the official notice of deprecation from the Customer Center.

Resolved Issues

P360EYES-4979 - IA - Regression in 2023.2 / Auditing Getting Turned Off several times during IA_OTHER job