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Good Morning All!

SAP has released today, as planned in the Maintenance Schedule, SAP BI 4.1 SP02.

Update 25/11/2013: Great news!  SAP has added today all of the SAP BI 4.1 Analytics tools with SP02 as a full installation.

Here are some helpful documentations:

  • What's new in SAP BI 4.1 SP02

The much awaited Grouping Values!

"In a table in a Web Intelligence report, you can collect the values of a dimension into aggregated groups. A variable object for this aggregated group is created in the Available Objects tab on the Side Panel and allows you to manage the group configuration."

Update: Thanks to william.marcy who has insights on some extra undocumented features!  See his post here.

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.1 SP02 Release Restrictions (Known Issues):

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP02 Fixed Issues:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP02 Upgrade Guide:

From the document: "You can install the 4.1 SP1 or 4.1 SP2 update directly on a BI platform 4.0 installation. You do not need to install the 4.1 update first"

Update 06/12/2013: The SBOP Forward Fit Plan now provides the list of fixes included from previous updates in SAP BI 4.1 SP02:

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.1 SP02 Install Guide:

There are some important information here:

      • Windows Server 2012 R2: Supported
      • Windows 8.1: Supported
      • Internet Explorer 11: Not Supported - In a later SP
      • Support for JRE6 is deprecated as of December 31, 2013
      • Still no support of SQL Server 2012 SP1...

I'll be installing this update on my test VM straight away, hopefully it will all go well!

I'd be happy to hear your experiences with this update.

Thanks and good luck!
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