SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform product roadmap webcast additional Q&A
The followings are additional questions that we received but didn’t have time to answer during the live presentation.
Q: Can the alert be triggered from Web Intelligence and Dashboard, or only from Crystal Report?
A: At the moment in 4.0, only Crystal Report for Enterprise can trigger alerts.
Q: Does content search assume you have stored data in the report, and would the Search execute the report if there is no stored data?
A: At indexing time,the search system will only extract data stored in the reports, together with the meta-data. It would not execute the report during indexing. However, note that the search system also indexes the universes directly, which would result in retrieving some data from the database.
Q: Does BI 4 reports allow changing data in reports and writing back the change to HANA?
A: BI reports only read data from HANA and do not write back.
Q: Which version supports Web Intelligence document access via RESTful?
A: It is scheduled for 4.0 SP5.
Q: Is there any information about styling and branding the launch pad?