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Front end issue (how to handle the existing work along with new one)

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We have upgraded a copy of our production system and are analyzing different pieces to make sure that we have enough confidence in moving ahead. We are getting a good feel in the back end activities but do have many questions in Front end area, such as

· What is the best way to handle existing excel reports yet at the same time providing users ability to create new queries and excel reports. Currently users are using Bex browser to access reports but this is no longer supported for new reports.

· Do we must have portal configured in order to access the new features?

· Is there a risk if users open the existing workbooks with the help of new analyzer?

· Is there a risk if users open the existing queries with the help of new query designer?

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Dear Rakesh,

1) What is your upgrade i.e. 3.1 to 2004S...?

2) Assuming you are upgrading to 2004S.....as long as

you follow SAP's upgrade procedures...i.e. All the notes

and prescribed steps etc....Existing workbooks and Queries

will work.

Good luck, BB

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We are upgrading from BI 3.5.

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Until you migrate them to 2004s, you can continue to access the 3.x queries, etc. using the 3.x tools.

However, once you modify/save the 3.x query using the 2004s tools, it will convert that object and all related objects (variables, structures, etc.) to the new 2004s version.

A suggested strategy for conversion of BEx objects to 2004s is to migrate them by infoarea. For example, convert all FI-GL objects together. This method enables BW teams to create a "roadmap" for migration.

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And yes, you'll need portal to access most of the new front-end features.

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See this blog on migration as well: /people/prakash.darji/blog/2006/09/22/rolling-out-the-new-sap-netweaver-2004s-bi-frontend-tools

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