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In this document, I will try to explain how to install JDBC drivers in BusinessObjects and how to create a connection.

Step 1:

Download the jdbc drivers of the database you are trying to connect which could be Oracle, Teradata, MS SQL,and etc. In this case, I will be using Oracle JDBC drivers.

The link to download oracle drivers:

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 JDBC Driver Downloads</title><meta name="Title" con...

Download the ojdbc6.jar file for this example and save it some place in your machine.

e.g. C:\JDBCDrivers

Step 2:

Go to the folder where BusinessObjects is installed.

E:\BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\dataAccess\connectionServer\jdbc

Under this folder find the "oracle.sbo" file and open it with a text editor like notepad.

If it is desired to be connected to a database other than Oracle, then locate file with the name of the database with SBO extension like teradata.sbo.

Step 3:

After you open the file in notepad. Find the tags below and insert line below stated in red.





Step 4:

Create a database connection in Information Design Tool.

  • New > Relational Connection
  • Give a connection name and click Next

  • Select the type of connection and click Next

  • Enter connection parameters as below and click "Test Connection" button.

  • Click "Finish"

For more information check Data Access Guide in the link below:

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