BI Director v2.0 release note

Since today BI Director Release 2014 (V2.000) is available in our download portal. The release contains substantial enhancements and bug fixes for the applications BI Compendium® and BI Inspector. Besides this we want to introduce you to the new application BI Q with this email. You can use BI Q from now on if you have licensed the conesprit® analysis framework.

BI Q

With the new stand-alone application BI Q you can analyze and ensure quality of your NetWeaver® BI System with just a mouse click. The analysis result is summarized as a report and can be output to Word, Excel or HTML. The current version of BI Q is a beta-version.

The medium-term strategy is to replace the existing analysis framework (old BI Q) with the new easy to use stand-alone application BI Q. The amount of available reports will be increased by new ideas frequently.

BI Compendium®

We’d like to announce the following new features / bug-fixes in BI Compendium®:

  • Feature – New catalogs: Catalogs (lists of objects) are now available for the following object types: InfoSources, Transformations, DataSources, Roles and Analysis Authorizations.
  • Feature – Automated architecture collection in template documents: Architecture objects collected with the documentation Import Wizard are now directly assigned to corresponding template layers of template documents if object type and technical name match type and technical name pattern of template layers.
  • Feature – Authorization and role collection: The collection is now available underneath “Object Details”.
  • Feature – Role long text: Role long text is now output in documentation of authorizations.
  • Feature – Several new output options for query documentations:
    • Feature: General query properties (e.g. display of result rows) are now output in an own sub section of the query documentation.
    • Feature: New output customizing options:
      • Restricted key figure selection values (restrictions) and calculated key figure formulas can be excluded from documentation output. The exclusion of details is now used in the output customizing ‘Business View’ delivered by conesprit.
      • Hidden structure elements (display option ‘Always hide’) in rows or columns which can’t be displayed on query execution by the end user can now be excluded from documentation output. The exclusion of (always) hidden structure elements is now used in the output customizing ‘Business View’ delivered by conesprit.
      • Feature: Key values for display options for key figures are replaced by descriptive texts: ‘Always hide’, ‘Always show’, ‘Hide (Can be shown)’
    • Feature: Characteristic hierarchies selected in query definition (free characteristics, rows, columns) are part of the documentation output
    • Bug fix: A text for a characteristic which is overwritten in the query definition is now output properly.
  • Feature – Standard output customizing: The output customizing ‘Technical View’ is now the standard selection on documentation generation.
  • Feature – Enhanced information on application cache load on startup.
  • Bug fix – Output of umlauts in HTML: Umlauts and Sharp S: Umlauts (ä ö ü) and Sharp S (ß) in Documents were displayed as ‘?’ in HTML format. This was fixed.
  • Bug fix – Saving document generation settings: A problem with the saving of document generation settings is now fixed.
  • Bug fix – Catalog of Calculated Key Figures: An error that prevented the creation of this catalog is now fixed.
  • Bug fix – Redundant Table of Content: Under certain circumstances a redundant table of content appeared in the compendium. This is now fixed.
  • Bug fix – Problems to save Project: Under certain, rare circumstances a project could not be saved. This is now fixed.
  • Bug fix – Automated selection of template directory on save: The template directory was not automatically selected for template files on ‘Save’ and ‘Save As’. This was fixed.
  • Bug fix – Sort of nodes in table of contents underneath root node: Sorting underneath the root node was not possible. This was fixed.

BI Inspector

We’d like to announce the following new features / bug-fixes in BI Inspector:

  • Feature – Enhanced information on application cache load on startup.
  • Bug fix – Cancel-Button in Global-Properties: Though pressing cancel a change of the customizing directory was saved in the global properties. This was fixed.
  • Bug fix – Display of data flows added via the Import Wizard: Added data flows were stacked on the canvas. This was fixed.
  • Bug fix – Display of underscores on add adjacent: An underscore in a technical name was not displayed on add adjacent. This was fixed.
  • Bug fix – Identify in large projects: Identify was without a result in large projects. This was fixed.
  • Bug fix – Automated selection of template directory on save: The template directory was not automatically selected for template files on ‘Save’ and ‘Save As’. This was fixed.