External Report Auto Synchronization for SAP Business Objects

The Auto Synchronization functionality automates creation of External Reports from the SAP Business Objects and simplifies the process of updating existing External Reports. This article shows how to set Auto Sync for SAP Business Objects External Reports and describes all specific details of Auto Syncing for SAP Business Objects plugin.

1. Enabling Auto Synchronization

Access Admin > Collection & Storage > Data Sources and click the SAP Business Object Data Source Active Name link to open the Data Source Editor

In the Info tab:

  1. Activate the Enable Content Auto Synchronization toggle 
  2. Parent Category: Choose the Parent Category where External Reports are synced
  3. Select the Mirror Folder Hierarchy in SAP Business Object checkbox to automatically create subcategories and mirror the structure in SAP Business Objects tool
    • The hierarchy of categories is based on Path
  4. External Report Template: Choose the Template from the drop-down menu
  5. [Save]

2. Synchronizing the Content

In SAP BusinessObjects Objects tab:

  • [Refresh List & Sync Content] updates the Objects list and creates new External Reports placing them into the Category selected in Info tab
  • [Run History] provides data on all previous sync runs

NOTE: Each new automatically created External Report is named after the object of its origin.

Metric Insights creates one element per MicroStrategy Report. Supported types are "WEBI", "XLS", "ANALYSIS_WORKBOOK", "LUMIRA", "CRYSTAL_REPORT". They are stored in the Elements tab of MicroStrategy Data Source Editor.

To check the synced External Reports access their assigned Parent Category from Content > Categories. The External Reports are listed in the Elements tab.