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Recommendations for configuring
Essbase middleware
Applies to:
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 Feature Pack 3.
Summary
You need to configure your environment to be able to use Essbase data source version 11.1.2.1 and higher
with the BI platform. This document covers four specific system configurations, including BI platform Client
Tools on 32-bit MS Windows, 64-bit MS Windows and 64-bit Linux machines, and BI platform server on a 64-
bit MS Windows machine.

Author: Frederic MOITEL
Company: SAP
Created on: 1 February 2012
Author Bio

Information Developer at SAP
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Table of Contents
BIP Client Tools on 32-bit MS Windows ............................................................................................................. 3
Result .............................................................................................................................................................. 3
BIP Server on 64-bit MS Windows ..................................................................................................................... 3
Result .............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Important ......................................................................................................................................................... 4
BIP Client Tools on 64-bit MS Windows ............................................................................................................. 4
Result .............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Important ......................................................................................................................................................... 5
BIP Client Tools on 64-bit Linux ......................................................................................................................... 5
Result .............................................................................................................................................................. 5
Important ......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Related Content .................................................................................................................................................. 6


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BIP Client Tools on 32-bit MS Windows
1. Install Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.1.2.1 and select
Essbase/Essbase Client during installation.
2. Install the BIP Client Tools.
3. Set the following environment variables:
o ESSBASEPATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC\11.1.2.0
o PATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\bin;%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC\11.1.
2.0\bin;%PATH%
4. Copy the 3 following JAR files from the Oracle Essbase client installation directory to the java\lib
BIP installation directory. This ensures that hierarchy levels are determined spontaneously in the
Query Panel and can be selected in the query.
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\_vpddb\Gen1\engine\1.0\library\ojdl.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_japi.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_es_server.j
ar
Note: You do not need to copy the files if you are using the information design tool only.
Result
In this configuration, you can run a query:
on a .unx universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in the information design tool (hierarchy levels are
determined spontaneously)
on a .unx universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in Web Intelligence Rich Client (hierarchy levels are
determined spontaneously)
on a .unv universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in Web Intelligence Rich Client

BIP Server on 64-bit MS Windows
1. Install Oracle EPM System 11.1.2.1 and select Essbase/Essbase Client during installation.
2. Install the BIP server.
3. Set the following environment variables:
o ESSBASEPATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC-64\11.1.2.0
o PATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\bin;%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC-
64\11.1.2.0\bin;%PATH%
Note: [Oracle identified the path conflict issue and fixed it in 11.1.2.2 according to readme 12665494.] The
Essbase bin path must be added at the beginning of the PATH environment variable, because the Oracle client
installed can interfere with the Oracle Essbase 11 client installation directory. If you have not installed the
Oracle client on the machine, the bin path can be added at the end of PATH.
4. Copy the 3 following JAR files from the Oracle Essbase client installation directory to the java\lib
BIP server installation directory. This ensures that hierarchy levels are determined spontaneously in
the Query Panel and can be selected in the query.
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\_vpddb\Gen1\engine\1.0\library\ojdl.jar
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o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_japi.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_es_server.j
ar
Note: You do not need to copy the files if you are using the information design tool only.
Result
In this configuration, you can run a query on .unx universes on Oracle Essbase 11 in the BI launch pad.
You cannot run a query on .unv universes on Oracle Essbase 11 in the BI launch pad, because the 32-bit
Connection Server is used when accessing .unv universes.
Important
If the BIP Client Tools are also installed in this configuration, you can run a query on a .unx universe in the
information design tool, but not on a .unv or .unx universe in Web Intelligence Rich Client. To be able to
use them in Web Intelligence, configure the system with two clusters on two separate machines. See
Essbase connections, in the Data Access Guide.

BIP Client Tools on 64-bit MS Windows
1. Install Oracle EPM System 11.1.2.1 and select Essbase/Essbase Client during installation.
2. Install the BIP Client Tools.
3. Set the following environment variables:
o ESSBASEPATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC\11.1.2.0
o PATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\bin-
32;%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC\11.1.2.0\bin;%PATH%
Note: [Oracle identified the path conflict issue and fixed it in 11.1.2.2 according to readme 12665494.] The
Essbase bin path must be added at the beginning of the PATH environment variable, because the Oracle client
installed can interfere with the Oracle Essbase 11 client installation directory. If you have not installed the
Oracle client on the machine, the bin path can be added at the end of PATH.
4. Copy the 3 following JAR files from the Oracle Essbase client installation directory to the java\lib
BIP Client Tools installation directory. This ensures that hierarchy levels are determined
spontaneously in the Query Panel and can be selected in the query.
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\_vpddb\Gen1\engine\1.0\library\ojdl.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_japi.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_es_server.j
ar
Note: You do not need to copy the files if you are using the information design tool only.
Result
In this configuration, you can run a query:
on a .unx universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in the information design tool
on a .unx universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in Web Intelligence Rich Client
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on a .unv universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in Web Intelligence Rich Client (hierarchy levels are
determined spontaneously)
Important
If a BIP server is also installed in this configuration, you can run a query on .unv universes on Oracle
Essbase 11 in the BI launch pad, but not on .unx universes. To be able to use them, configure the system
with two clusters on two separate machines. See Essbase connections, in the Data Access Guide.

BIP Client Tools on 64-bit Linux
1. Install Oracle EPM System 11.1.2.1 and select Essbase/Essbase Client during installation.
2. Install the BIP Client Tools.
3. Set the following environment variables:
o ESSBASEPATH=%EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseRTC-64\11.1.2.0
o LD-LIBRARY-PATH=$LD-LIBRARY-
PATH:$/lib:$EPM_ORACLE_HOME/common/EssbaseRTC-64/11.1.2.0/bin
export LD-LIBRARY-PATH
o PATH=$PATH:$EPM_ORACLE_HOME/lib:$EPM_ORACLE_HOME/common/EssbaseRTC-
64/11.1.2.0/bin
export PATH
4. Copy the 3 following JAR files from the Oracle Essbase client installation directory to the java\lib
BIP Client Tools installation directory. This ensures that hierarchy levels are determined
spontaneously in the Query Panel and can be selected in the query.
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\_vpddb\Gen1\engine\1.0\library\ojdl.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_japi.jar
o %EPM_ORACLE_HOME%\common\EssbaseJavaAPI\11.1.2.0\lib\ess_es_server.j
ar
Note: You do not need to copy the files if you are using the information design tool only.
Result
In this configuration, you can run a query:
on a .unx universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in the information design tool
on a .unx universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in Web Intelligence Rich Client
on a .unv universe on Oracle Essbase 11 in Web Intelligence Rich Client
Important
If a BIP server is installed in this configuration, you can run a query on .unv universes on Oracle Essbase
11 in the Bi launch pad, but not on .unx universes. To be able to use them, configure the system with two
clusters on two separate machines. See Essbase connections, in the Data Access Guide.

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Related Content
SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform Installation Guide
SAP BusinessObjects BI platform Administrator Guide
Data Access Guide
Information Design Tool User Guide
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