I have got multiple queries from various forums around how we are planning to support UDT and MSU connectivity in future. I have compiled below, our approach towards these going forward – from both BI 4.1 SPs as well as upcoming BI 4.2 release perspective.
Universe Designer Tool (UDT):
As you all know, UDT is used for creating new UNVs based on various supported data sources. Starting from SAP BI 4.x, we additionally ship Information Designer Tool (IDT) as part of the SAP BI product suite, which helps users to create multi-dimensional universes namely UNXs. IDT and UNX combination is forward looking and have advanced features/enhancements.
While users can open UNVs from IDT and convert existing UNVs to UNX format, user can continue to use UDT for creating new UNVs on the supported Data sources.
However, going forward in BI 4.x releases:
We will continue support UDT mandatorily for DBs/Sources which are supported in BI 3.1 version, to make sure there is no regression in the upgrade scenario
Newer versions of these DBs (if introduced by the vendor) will be tested and certified for UDT.
UDT will not be certified for the new data sources which got/being introduced newly in BI 4.x release.