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This article is relevant to the audience who are interested to know LINUX commands to check/see the versions of Data Services components installed in the server.
This article is written using SAP Data Services XI 4.1 SP02
Commands used in this article may be applicable for future releases of Data Services.
This article cover the following components of SAP Data Services

1. IPS (Information Platform Services)
2. Data Services Job Server
3. Data Services Engine
4. Data Services Server Manager
5. Data Services Local repository
6. Data Services Designer

There are multiple ways to check the version of software and its components. Each option is different and provides information at different level.
However, basic level of version check and accurate level of details can be easily obtained from commands.
Following are the options which can help you to determine the version of the component. Below options may be or may not be applicable to all the data services components.
1. Using CMC (Central Management Console)
2. Using LINUX Command Prompt
3. Using Installer itself.
4.using Logon PAD/Logon screen/Local Repository

Intension of this article is to focus on the Linux commands, however, wherever its possible alternate options will be discussed.

1. IPS (Information Platform Services)


Option :1 Using Commands

Input at prompt :-  Pls change the RED part or provide your path of installation if it is different for you.
$ CD /usr/sap/<SID>/businessobjects/sap_bobj/enterprise_xi40/linux_x64
Then Provide following command as input to get the version installed at patch level info.
$ strings boe_cmsd | grep BOBJVERSION

Once you are able to execute the above command you will be able to see the output as below. make sure you have proper authorizations to execute that command.
@(#)BOBJVERSION: 14.0.4.738 boe_cmsd release 12/06/11 linux_x64 vclnxc39vm1

14.0 is the major release which is equivalent to XI 4.0.
third part of the version denotes the Support pack which is SP04 in this case
last part of the version depicts the Feature Pack level information which is FP738 in this case.

2. Data Services Job Server


Option :1 Using Commands

Input at the Prompt:-


cd $LINK_DIR/bin








Alternatively you can provide

Pls change the RED part or provide your path of installation if it is different for you.


$ cd /usr/sap/<SID>/businessobjects/dataservices/bin








Execute the following command to get the Data services Job Server version
$ al_Jobserver.sh -v
Output
SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Job Server Version 14.1.2.378
14.1 s the major release which is equivalent to XI 4.1
third part of the version denotes the Support pack which is SP02in this case
last part of the version depicts the Feature Pack level information which is FP378  this case.
Option :2 Using Local Repository via Data Services Designer
(Designer >> Menu >> About Data Services )

3. Data Services Engine

Option :1 Using Commands

Input at the Prompt:-


cd $LINK_DIR/bin








Alternatively you can provide

Pls change the RED part or provide your path of installation if it is different for you.


$ cd /usr/sap/<SID>/businessobjects/dataservices/bin








Execute the following command to get the Data services Engine Version

$ al_engine.sh -v

Output


SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Engine Version 14.1.2.378













14.1 s the major release which is equivalent to XI 4.1

third part of the version denotes the Support pack which is SP02in this case

last part of the version depicts the Feature Pack level information which is FP378  this case.

Option :2 Using Local Repository via Data Services Designer

(Designer >> Menu >> About Data Services )

4. Data Services Server Manager

Option :1 Using Commands

Input at the Prompt:-


cd $LINK_DIR/bin











Alternatively you can provide

Pls change the RED part or provide your path of installation if it is different for you.


$ cd /usr/sap/<SID>/businessobjects/dataservices/bin











Execute the following command to get the Data services Engine Version

$ svrcfg -v

Output


SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Server Manager Version 14.1.2.378











14.1 s the major release which is equivalent to XI 4.1

third part of the version denotes the Support pack which is SP02in this case

last part of the version depicts the Feature Pack level information which is FP378  this case

5. Data Services Local repository

Input at the Prompt:-


cd $LINK_DIR/bin







Alternatively you can provide

Pls change the RED part or provide your path of installation if it is different for you.


$ cd /usr/sap/<SID>/businessobjects/dataservices/bin







Execute the following command to get the Data services repository version(if you have multiple repositories repeat the below step for each of the repository you like to check version for.
$ repoman -Uusername -Ppassword -Sservername -s -NDB2 -Qdatabasename -p50000 -VDB2 UDB 9.X -tlocal -v

Option :2 Using Local Repository via Data Services Designer

(Designer >> Menu >> About Data Services )

6. Data Services Designer

Option :1 Using Logon pad

Option :2 Using Help (Designer >> Menu >> About Data Services )

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