E-newsletter March 2019

Our experts provide you with a summary of the latest news : new Support Packages, patches published by SAP, or their contributions for EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) applications. They also invite you to discover the latest innovations from our R & D center.

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The latest releases around SAP EPM 10

SAP FC 10.0 SP 19 Patch 07 >

Released on November 16th, 2018, this patch brings application fixes for the Windows client as well as for the Cube Designer client. You will find the list of fixed issues by clicking on the following link SAPFC SP19 Patch07

For SAP FC 10.1, SAP has provided Patch 06 of Support Package 07, more importantly the Support Package 08.
Below you will find information about the latest Support packages and Patches:

 

SAP FC 10.1 SP 7 Patch 06 >

SAP released patch 06 of Support Package 07 on January 30th, 2019. These corrections are exclusive to Cube Designer on Hana platform. Find the fixes here SAPFC10.1 SP7 Patch06.

 

SAP FC 10.1 SP 8>

Released on February 28th, 2019, the Support Package 8 brings multiple functional corrections for FC clients (HTML5 web, web Legacy, Windows, cube designer, …). You will find the complete details of the support package by clicking on this link SAPFC10.1 SP8.

On the other hand the SP08 propose evolutions such as: the support of platforms Microsoft SSAS 2017, SAP HANA2.0 SPS03 *, as well as SAP BO BI 4.2 SP06. But also a significant change in the management of reports from the HTML5 Web Client. This link SAPFC10.1 SP8 Product Enhancements will allow you to discover all the evolutions brought by the SP08. The installation of the SP08 for FC requires a migration of the datasource. After migrating to Support Package 08, in order to be able to use central manual journal entries in the HTML5 web client, you need to redistribute your category scenarios (through the Windows client). However, you do not need to validate them prior to distributing them. (*special conditions)

CAUTION: If you have already installed Support Package 07 for SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1 and want to install Support Package 07 Patch 01 or higher, you will need to first uninstall Support Package 07.

 

ICS 10.0 SP17 Patch 09 >

This patch allows ICS to support Windows server 2016, MS SQL 2017. It also provides compatibility with SAP BI 4.2 SP06, as well as some application fixes that you will find by following this link SAP ICS SP17 Patch 09.

Regarding FIM, SAP didn’t provide a new Support Package or Patch.

The Syslap Solutions: Migrating Data from MSSQL or Oracle to SAP HANA

Our teams already competent on data migration on Microsoft SQL and ORACLE environments, have the opportunity today to offer you the migration of your SAP EPM data to SAP HANA environments.

The prerequisites are the installation of a temporary SAP Data Services Platform (for data migration), the installation of a SAP HANA Server (SAPNOTE 2235581), the installation of SAP HANA Client and SAP HANA Studio or Cockpit.

Creation of a SAP HANA schema, as well as a source data preformatting will be necessary before the data migration. Data transformation will be realized with Data Services.

Once the data migration on SAP HANA is complete, a standardization of SAP HANA schema will be necessary (post formatting, indexes retrieval, deletion of columns used for the migration, etc…).

Regarding IPS and Analytics applications data, process consist in exports and imports via embedded SAP EPM tools (such as Import / Export User tool or Cube Designer). However, some limitations subsist on the Analytics brick.

1. Connection/Timeout problem on the Designer client

When you encounter a connection or timeout problem on the Designer client with the following message:

“Logon failed with the following error code: Unknown error when opening existing solution.” or “Server was unable to process request. —> The operation has timed out”

and that the platform configuration is compliant, you can check for the presence of the following message in the Windows event viewer for IPS services:

“Unable to contact Server AdaptiveJobServer on machine to perform status notification.

In the IPS console, consulting the list of servers, you will find that the status of the server “AdaptativeJobServer” is blocked at “Initializing”.
It will be necessary to restart the SIA. If the problem is not resolved, you can try the following steps:

  • Stop the SIA
  • Empty the contents of the ‘Auditing” folder (default path ~\ SAP BusinessObjects \ SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0 \ Auditing \)
  • Start the SIA

 

2. PDF 10.1 Prints from the HTML5 client

In order to make PDF 10.1 prints work from the HTML5 client on Windows 2016, you must add specific registry keys. Without these keys when printing the generated file is recordable but in the form {xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx} and without extensions (temporary file and not pdf).

In the registry create the key:  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ WOW6432Node \ Cartesis \ Magnitude \ PrintPDF]
create the DWORD value: WebPDFFilesRetention “= dword: 00000002

Specifies how to retain temporary files from temporary printing
Value 1 indicates the conservation of EMFs
Value 2 indicates the retention of all files (EMF / HTML / JPG)
Value 4 indicates the retention of HTML

create the DWORD value: “WkHtmlToPDFTimeoutSeconds” = dword: 00000300

The indicated value corresponds to the maximum time of expiration of the printing (timeout

  • SAP FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION 10.0 : 12/31/2020
  • SAP FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION 10.1 : 12/31/2024
  • SBOP BI PLATFORM 4.1 : 12/31/2018
  • SBOP BI PLATFORM 4.2 : 12/31/2022
  • SAP DISCLOSURE MGMT 10.1 : 12/31/2024
  • SAP DATA SERVICES 4.2 : 12/31/2022
  • SBOP INTERCOMPANY 10.0 : 12/31/2020
  • SBOP FINANCIAL INFORMATION MGMT 10.0 : 12/31/2024
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