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New and Changed Information

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Latest Release

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Previous Releases

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Preface

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Organization

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Conventions

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Product Documentation

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Documentation Formats

ix

Guides and Release Notes

ix

Online Help

ix

Open Source License Acknowledgements

ix

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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Understanding the OLAP Database Adapter Objects

1-1

Accessing the OLAP Database Adapter Properties

1-1

Viewing OLAP Database Adapter Properties

1-2

Viewing General Information

1-2

Viewing Adapter Prerequisites

1-3

Viewing Adapter-Supported Objects

1-4

Viewing Adapter History

1-5

Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

2-1

Accessing the Targets View

2-1

Creating SAP BI Warehouse Target

2-2

Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

2-5

Enabling an SAP BI Warehouse Target

2-5

Disabling an SAP BI Warehouse Target

2-5

Deleting an SAP BI Warehouse Target

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Modifying SAP BI Warehouse Targets

2-6

Modifying Display Name and Description

2-6

Modifying SAP BI Warehouse Connection Information

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Viewing Member Of Properties

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Viewing Extended Properties

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Viewing Used By Properties

2-11

Viewing Target History

2-12

Using the OLAP Database Activities

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Defining an Activity

3-1

Defining Select from SAP BI Warehouse Activity

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Viewing Select from SAP BI Warehouse Activity Results

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New and changed information for the most recent releases of the Cisco TEO Adapter for OLAP Database is as follows:

Latest Release

Previous Releases

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Table 1 April 2012—Cisco TEO Adapter Guide for OLAP Database 2.3 Changes

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Revised Text Part Number (-01 to -02).

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Chapter 3, “Using the OLAP Database

Activities”

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Table 2 September 2011—Cisco TEO Adapter for OLAP Database 2.2 Changes

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Added section on viewing the new Extended Target

Properties

Chapter 1, “Understanding the OLAP Database

Adapter Objects”

Chapter 3, “Managing SAP BI Warehouse

Targets”

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Preface

The Cisco TEO Adapter for OLAP Database provides the functionality in Tidal Enterprise Orchestrator

(TEO) to support collecting statistics from SAP BI Data Warehouse environments.

This guide provides information on the objects supported by the OLAP Database Adapter.

Organization

This guide includes the following sections:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Understanding the OLAP

Database Adapter Objects

Managing SAP BI Warehouse

Targets

Using the OLAP Database

Activities

Describes the objects provided by the adapter.

Provides information about creating and managing the SAP BI Warehouse targets.

Provides information about defining the OLAP

Database activities used in the processes.

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Product Documentation

Documentation Formats

Documentation is provided in the following electronic formats:

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Online help

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Guides and Release Notes

You can download the TEO product documentation from Cisco.com. Release Notes can be found on

Cisco.com and the product CD.

Online Help

Online help is available and can be accessed using the following methods:

Click the

Help

button on any dialog in the application to open the help topic in a pane to the right of the dialog.

In the Tidal Enterprise Orchestrator console:

Click the

Help Pane

console results pane.

tool on the toolbar to open the help topic in a pane to the right of the

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Help

on the menu bar.

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Understanding the OLAP Database Adapter

Objects

The OLAP Database Adapter provides the SAP BI Warehouse target and SAP BI Warehouse activities to access SAP BI Data Warehouse cubes and execute MDX queries.

This chapter provides information on accessing and viewing the objects provided by the OLAP Database

Adapter. It contains the following sections:

Accessing the OLAP Database Adapter Properties, page 1-1

Viewing OLAP Database Adapter Properties, page 1-2

Accessing the OLAP Database Adapter Properties

You can view the OLAP Database Adapter properties from the Administration—Adapters view in the

Console. This view displays general information about the functionality provided by the adapter, version number, release date and install date.

Step 1

On the Administration workspace, click

Adapters

to display the installed adapters in the Adapters pane.

Figure 1-1 Administration—Adapters View

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Viewing OLAP Database Adapter Properties

Step 2

Select

OLAP Database Adapter

and use one of the following methods to open the OLAP Database

Adapter Properties dialog box:

Right-click and choose

Properties

.

In the Details pane, click any of the hyperlinks on the General tab.

Viewing OLAP Database Adapter Properties

You use the OLAP Database Adapter Properties dialog box to view the functionality provided by the adapter.

Viewing General Information

Use the General tab on the OLAP Database Adapter Properties dialog box to view general information about the adapter.

Figure 1-2 OLAP Database Adapter Properties—General Tab

The fields on the General tab are

display only

and provide the following information about the adapter:

Field

Display name

Type

Description

Company

Version

Description

Name of the adapter that displays in the Adapters pane.

Object type.

Text description of the adapter.

Name of company that created or supplied the adapter

(Cisco).

Version number of the adapter.

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Field

Release date

Install date

Description

Date and time the adapter was available in the product.

Date and time the adapter was installed.

Viewing Adapter Prerequisites

Use the Prerequisites tab to view the adapter requirements on the TEO server.

Step 1

On the OLAP Database Adapter Properties dialog box, click the

Prerequisites

tab.

Figure 1-3 OLAP Database Adapter Properties—Prerequisites Tab

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Review the following information about the adapter prerequisites:

Column

Name

Importance

State

Minimum Value

Detected Value

Explanation

Description

Name of the required hardware or software for the supported adapter.

Indicates whether the item is Required or Optional for the adapter.

Indicates whether the system has the required hardware or software installed (Satisfied or Not satisfied).

Indicates the minimum value required for the item.

Displays the software or hardware version on the system.

Display only

. Information related to the selected adapter requirement.

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Viewing Adapter-Supported Objects

Use the Provides tab to view the name and type of object provided by the adapter.

Step 1

On the OLAP Database Adapter Properties dialog box, click the

Provides

tab.

Figure 1-4 OLAP Database Adapter Properties—Provides Tab

Step 2

Review the following information about the objects provided by the adapter:

Column

Name

Type

Description

Name of the activities, processes and objects that the adapter supports.

Object type (Target, Activity, Event).

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Viewing Adapter History

Use the History tab to view a history of changes that have been made to the adapter.

Step 1

On the OLAP Database Adapter Properties dialog box, click the

History

tab.

Figure 1-5 OLAP Database Adapter Properties—History Tab

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View the following information:

Field

Created by

Created time

Time

Change Type

User

Description

Description

Display only

. User name of the person who created the object.

Display only

. Date and time the object was created.

Date and time the action occurred.

Action that occurred.

User name of the person that performed the action.

Information about the action that was performed.

Step 3

Step 4

To view the audit history for a specific action, select the item, right-click and choose

Properties

.

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

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Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

The SAP BI Warehouse targets enable you to run a process on a specific SAP BI Warehouse server. The targets can be defined once and reused in several processes.

This chapter guides you through accessing, creating and managing the SAP BI Warehouse targets. It includes the following sections:

Accessing the Targets View, page 2-1

Creating SAP BI Warehouse Target, page 2-2

Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets, page 2-5

Accessing the Targets View

You use the Definitions—Targets view to create, manage and delete targets. Information about the configured targets display in the Targets pane, including the type of target, its status, the automation pack it is associated with, and the date and time modifications were made to it.

Figure 2-1 Definitions—Targets View

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Creating SAP BI Warehouse Target

Before you can create or run processes in your SAP BI Warehouse environment, you must create the targets on which the processes will run. You use the New SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog to create the target.

Step 1

On the Definitions workspace, right-click

Targets

and choose

New > SAP BI Warehouse

to open the

New SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box.

Figure 2-2 New SAP BI Warehouse Properties—General Tab

Step 2

On the General tab, enter the following general information about the target (optional):

Field

Display name

Type

Owner

Description

Name of the target that displays in the Targets pane.

Display only.

Type of target.

User name of the owner of the category. This is typically the person who created the category.

Click the

Browse

tool to change the owner.

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Field

Status

Status information

Organization

Description

Enabled

Description

Display only.

Indicates the status of the target. The status determines whether the target is available or unavailable for process or activity execution:

Unknown—Status of the target cannot be identified

Normal—No known problems with this target

Unreachable—Target cannot currently be reached

Disabled—Target is disabled and in unvailable for activity execution

Display only.

Detailed information regarding the target status and the reasons for the target being unreachable.

Name of the company that supports the target.

Text description of the target.

Check or uncheck the check box to enable or disable the target. The check box is checked by default, which makes it available immediately upon creation.

If you uncheck the check box, the target is disabled and will be unavailable for execution.

Step 3

Click the

Connection

tab to specify the connection information for the SAP BI Warehouse target.

Note

The Required Value icon displayed on a tab or page indicates that the field is required and is either missing a value or contains an invalid value.

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Chapter 2 Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

New SAP BI Warehouse Properties—Connection Tab

Step 4

On the Connection tab, enter the following information:

Field

SAP system ID

SAP BI XMLA Web Service URL

Default timeout for MDX query activity

(seconds)

Default runtime user

Description

System ID for the SAP system where the SAP BI

Warehouse server resides.

URL to connect to the SAP BI XMLA web service.

Number of seconds to wait before a MDX query activity fails because it timed out. The default number of seconds is 120.

Runtime user account to be used to connect to the target. Choose the default runtime user from the drop-down list.

To view the properties for the runtime user, click the

Properties

tool.

To create a new runtime user, choose

New >

Runtime User

.

Step 5

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

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Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

Use the Definitions—Targets view to manage the SAP BI Warehouse targets. From this view, you can enable and disable the target, delete the target, and view and modify the target properties.

Enabling an SAP BI Warehouse Target

A target is enabled by default after it is created. If a target is manually disabled, it must be enabled before it is available for execution.

Step 1

Step 2

On the Definitions—Targets view, use one of the following methods to enable the target:

In the Targets pane, right-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target and choose

Enable

.

In the Targets pane, select the

SAP BI Warehouse

target and then click the

Click here

link in the

Details pane.

Verify the status in the Enabled column in the Targets pane changes to True. If necessary, click the

Refresh

icon to update the view.

Disabling an SAP BI Warehouse Target

Disabling a target prevents the item from being available for execution. However, a disabled target is not removed from the list of targets in the Targets pane.

Step 1

Step 2

On the Definitions—Targets view, use one of the following methods to disable the target:

In the Targets pane, right-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target and choose

Disable

.

In the Targets pane, select the

SAP BI Warehouse

target and then click the

Click here

link in the

Details pane.

Verify the status in the Enabled column on the Targets pane changes to False. If necessary, click the

Refresh

icon to update the view.

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Deleting an SAP BI Warehouse Target

Before deleting a target, open the SAP BI Warehouse target properties dialog box and click the

Used By

tab to view where objects are being used by the target. This ensures that deleting the target does not affect any processes or activities.

Step 1

In the Definitions—Targets view, right-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target and choose

Delete

.

Figure 2-4 Confirm Delete

Step 2

Click

Yes

to confirm the deletion. The target will be removed from the product.

Modifying SAP BI Warehouse Targets

Use the Definitions—Targets view to display and modify the SAP BI Warehouse target properties.

Modifying Display Name and Description

Step 1

Step 2

In the Definitions view, click

Targets

to display the defined targets in the Targets pane.

Double-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target, or right-click and choose

Properties

.

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Figure 2-5 SAP BI Warehouse Properties—General Tab

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Step 3

Use the General tab to view or modify the following information:

Field

Display name

Type

Owner

Status

Status information

Organization

Description

Enabled

Description

Name of the target that displays in the Targets pane.

Display only.

Type of target.

User name of the owner of the category. This is typically the person who created the category.

Click the

Browse

tool to change the owner.

Display only.

Indicates the status of the target. The status determines whether the target is available or unavailable for process or activity execution.

Display only.

Detailed information regarding the target status and the reasons for the target being unreachable.

Name of the company that supports the target

Brief description of the target

Check or uncheck the check box to enable or disable the target. The check box is checked by default, which makes it available immediately upon creation.

If you uncheck the check box, the target is disabled and will be unavailable for execution.

Step 4

Click

OK

to save your changes and close the dialog box.

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Modifying SAP BI Warehouse Connection Information

You can modify the SAP BI Warehouse server or change the default runtime user record that connects to the server.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

In the Definitions view, click

Targets

to display the defined targets in the Targets pane.

Double-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target or right-click and choose

Properties

.

On the SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box, click the

Connection

tab.

Figure 2-6 SAP BI Warehouse Properties—Connection Tab

Step 4

Use the Connection tab to modify any of the following information:

Field

SAP system ID

SAP BI XMLA Web Service URL

Default timeout for MDX query activity

(seconds)

Default runtime user

Description

System ID for the SAP system where the SAP BI

Warehouse server resides.

URL to connect to the SAP BI XMLA web service.

Number of seconds to wait before a MDX query activity fails because it timed out. The default number of seconds is 120.

Runtime user account to be used to connect to the target. Choose the default runtime user from the drop-down list.

To view the properties for the runtime user, click the

Properties

tool.

To create a new runtime user, choose

New >

Runtime User

.

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Step 5

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

Viewing Member Of Properties

You can view the target groups to which a target belongs using the Member Of tab on the SAP BI

Warehouse Properties dialog box.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

In the Definitions view, click

Targets

to display the defined targets in the Targets pane.

Double-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target, or right-click and choose

Properties

.

On the SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box, click the

Member Of

tab.

Figure 2-7 SAP BI Warehouse Properties—Member Of Tab

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Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

In the list box, view the target groups that the target is a member.

To view the properties of a specific target group, right-click and choose

Properties

.

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

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Managing SAP BI Warehouse Targets

Viewing Extended Properties

You can view the extended properties that have been defined for the target using the Extended Properties tab on the SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box.

Note

For additional information about Target Extended Properties,

see

the

Tidal Enterprise Orchestrator

Reference Guide

.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

In the Definitions view, click

Targets

to display the defined targets in the Targets pane.

Double-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target, or right-click and choose

Properties

.

On the SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box, click the

Extended Properties

tab.

Figure 2-8 SAP BI Warehouse Properties—Extended Properties Tab

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

In the list box, view the extended target properties.

To modify the extended property, select it and then click

Edit

.

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

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Viewing Used By Properties

You can view the objects that are directly associated with the selected target (for example, a process or activity) using the Used By tab on the SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

In the Definitions view, click

Targets

to display the defined targets display in the Targets pane.

Double-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target, or right-click and choose

Properties

.

On the SAP BI Warehouse Properties dialog box, click the

Used By

tab.

Figure 2-9 SAP BI Warehouse Properties—Used By Tab

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Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

View the objects that used the target in the list box.

To view the properties of a specific target group, right-click and choose

Properties

.

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

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Viewing Target History

You can view the history of changes that have been made to the target using the History tab on the SAP

BI Warehouse Properties dialog box.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

In the Definitions view, click

Targets

to display the defined targets in the Targets pane.

Double-click the

SAP BI Warehouse

target, or right-click and choose

Properties

.

On the SAP System Properties dialog box, click the

History

tab.

Figure 2-10 SAP BI Warehouse Properties—History Tab

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

View the changes that have been made to the target.

To view the audit history for a specific action in the list box, right-click the item and choose

Properties

.

Click

OK

to close the dialog box.

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Using the OLAP Database Activities

The OLAP Database activities enable you to create processes specific to your SAP BI Warehouse environment. When defining an activity in the process workflow, the properties pane contains property pages that are specific to the selected activity.

This chapter provides instructions for defining an activity using the OLAP Database activities, instructions for completing the property pages for each specific activity, and instructions on viewing the activity results. It includes the following sections:

Defining an Activity, page 3-1

Defining Select from SAP BI Warehouse Activity, page 3-4

Defining an Activity

Use the following steps to define an activity in the Process Editor. The property pages that display depend on the activity. Refer to the appropriate section for instructions on completing the activity property pages.

Step 1

On the Toolbox pane, navigate to the Database—OLAP section, click the activity and drag it onto the

Workflow pane.

The Activity Properties dialog box displays.

Note

The Required Value icon displayed on a tab or page indicates that the field is required and is either missing a value or contains an invalid value.

Click the

Reference

tool to select a defined variable or reference an object within the process on the Insert Variable Reference dialog. For additional information, see the

Tidal Enterprise

Orchestrator Reference Guide

.

Step 2

On the General tab, enter the following information:

Field

Display name

Type

Description

Description

Name of the activity.

Display only

. Type of activity.

Text description of the activity.

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Defining an Activity

Step 3

Step 4

Click the

activity-specific

tab and enter the required information. See the appropriate section in this chapter for instructions on completing the fields on the activity-specific tab.

Click the

Target

tab to specify the process target. You can use the process target or override it and specify a different target for the specific activity.

Field

Execute on the process target

Execute on activity target

Execute on this target

Execute on this target reference

Execute on this target group

Description

Click this radio button to use the same target that was specified for the process.

Click this radio button to indicate that the activity should execute against a target selected in an activity within the process. Chooe the activity from the drop-down list.

Click this radio button and then click the

Browse

tool to launch the Select Target dialog box and choose a specific target on which to execute the activity.

The targets that display in the Select Target dialog box are targets already defined in TEO.

To view the properties for the selected target, click the

Properties

tool.

Click this radio button and then click the

Reference

tool to select the target reference property on which to execute the activity.

You can also click the click the

Browse

tool to launch the Select Target dialog box and choose a specific target on which to execute the activity.

Click this radio button and then click the

Browse

tool to launch the Select Target Group dialog box and choose a specific target on which to execute the activity.

The target groups that display in the Select Target

Group dialog box are target groups already defined in

TEO.

To view the properties for the selected target group, click the

Properties

tool.

From the Choose a target using this algorithm drop-down list, select the algorithm which will determine the target to execute from the eligible target group.

Note

The available algorithms that display depend on the selected activity.

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Step 5

Click the

Credentials

tab to specify the runtime user whose credentials should be used for process execution:

Field

Use target's default runtime user

Use process runtime user

Override process runtime user

Description

Click this radio button to use the default runtime user for the target that is specified in the activity.

Click this radio button to use the credentials for the runtime user that was specified for the process.

Click this radio button to specify different credentials than what are used for the process. The selected runtime user overrides the runtime user that was specified for the process.

To view the properties for the selected runtime user, click the

Properties

tool.

To create a runtime user record for the process, click

New

.

For additional information on creating a runtime users,

see

the

Tidal Enterprise Orchestrator Reference Guide

.

Step 6

Click the

Knowledge Base

tab to specify a knowledge base article for the activity. The following information displays:

Field

Knowledge base

Summary

Possible Cause

Possible resolution

Related information

Description

Knowledge base article associated with the activity.

Brief description of the issue.

Explanation of the condition that may be causing the issue.

List of actions that can be performed to attempt to resolve the issue.

Additional information related to the issue.

a.

b.

If the knowledge base article is not displayed by default, click the

Browse

Base field.

tool in the Knowledge

On   the  

Select Knowledge Base dialog box, select the appropriate knowledge base article in the list and click

OK

.

Note

Click

New

to create a new knowledge base article. For additional information on knowledge base articles,

see

the

Tidal Enterprise Orchestrator Reference Guide

.

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Step 7

Click the

Result Handlers

tab to specify condition branches for the activity.

Button

Add

Remove

Move Up

Move Down

Description

Adds a condition branch.

Removes the condition branch from the activity.

Moves the condition up one position in the list of conditions.

Moves the condition down one position in the list of conditions.

Step 8

Click the

Save

tool to save the activity definition.

Defining Select from SAP BI Warehouse Activity

Use the Select from SAP BI Warehouse activity to define an MDX query to collect SAP BI Warehouse statistics.

Step 1

On the Toolbox, click the

Select from SAP BI Warehouse

activity and drag it onto the Workflow pane.

Figure 3-1 Select from SAP BI Warehouse Properties—General Tab

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Step 2

On the General tab, enter the following information:

Field

Display name

Type

Description

Description

Name of the activity.

Display only

. Type of activity generated.

Text description of the activity.

Step 3

Click the

OLAP

tab.

Figure 3-2 Select from SAP BI Warehouse Properties—OLAP Tab

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Complete the following information:

Field

MDX command text (limit to 2 dimensions)

Row number per page

Maximum number of rows

Use database target query timeout

Override database target query timeout

Description

MDX query command text.

Number of rows to display in each output page.

Maximum number of rows to return from the MDX query.

Click this radio button to use the query timeout specified for the database target.

Click this radio button to specify a different query timeout than that specified for the database target.

Enter the value in the text field.

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Step 5

Step 6

Complete the appropriate information in the following tabs:

Target—Specify whether the defined process target should be used or overridden.

Credentials—Specify the runtime user whose credentials should be used for process execution.

Knowledge Base—Select the appropriate knowledge base article to associate with the process.

Result Handlers—Click the appropriate buttons to manage the condition branches on the workflow.

Click the

Save

tool to complete the activity definition.

Viewing Select from SAP BI Warehouse Activity Results

When the Select SAP BI Warehouse activity is executed, results are displayed in the Operations workspace activity instance view.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

In the Operations workspace, expand the

Activity Views

folder and then click the view that represents how the process was executed (for example, View Adhoc if the process was manually executed).

In the View Results pane, expand the process and double-click the activity instance, or right-click and choose

Properties

.

On the Select from SAP BI Warehouse Instance Properties dialog box, click the

OLAP

tab to view the activity properties.

Click the

Instance

tab to view the number of rows affected and any warning or informational messages.

Figure 3-3 Select SAP BI Warehouse Instance Properties—Instance Tab

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The following information displays:

Field

Number of rows affected

Warning or informational message

Description

Number of rows affected from running the MDX query.

Message returned from the MDX query.

Step 5

Click the

Paged Output

tab to view the query results. The information that displays on this page will vary depending on the MDX query that was run.

Figure 3-4 Select SAP BI Warehouse Instance Properties—Paged Output Tab

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Step 6

Click

Close

to close the dialog box.

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A

accessing

Targets view

2-1

UCS Software Adapter properties

1-1

activities defining

3-1

activities, defining

3-1

adapter accessing UCS Software Adapter properties

1-1

adapter-supported objects

1-4

history

1-5

D

defining activity, general

3-1

deleting

SAP BI Warehouse targets

2-6

disabling SAP BI Warehouse target

2-5

E

enabling SAP BI Warehouse target

2-5

M

managing

SAP BI Warehouse targets

2-5

P

properties

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SAP BI Warehouse target

2-7, 2-8

Select from SAP BI Warehouse

3-5

S

SAP BI Warehouse targets

accessing

2-1

enabling

2-5

managing

2-5

Select from SAP BI Warehouse activity properties

3-5

Select from SAP BI Warehouse results (Instance)

3-6

Select from SAP BI Warehouse results (Paged

Output)

3-7

T

targets deleting

2-6

disabling

2-5

history

2-12

Used by

2-11

V

viewing

adapter history

1-5

adapter-supported objects

1-4

objects using target

2-11

paged output

3-7

Select from SAP BI Warehouse results

3-6

target history

2-12

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