SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 Support Pack 7

Just when you thought it wouldn’t arrive this week, SAP released SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 Support Pack 7 today, Friday, August 2, 2013. Both the full build and patch are available in the SAP Service Marketplace.

BI4 Maintenance Schedule SP7 Annotated

According to SAP KB 1721866, Support Pack 7 (SP7) contains all fixes included in:

  • Support Pack 06
  • Critical Patch 4.15
  • Critical Patch 5.6
  • Additional Fixes that may not be included in a previous Support Pack or Critical Patch

Here are links to the usual documents:

SAP Note 1889195 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.0 Support Pack 7 Install Guide

SAP Note 1889197 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.0 Support Pack 7 Release Notes

SAP Note 1889198 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.0 Support Pack 7 Update Guide

SAP Note 1889199 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.0 Support Pack 7 What’s New

Supported Platforms for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 SP5+ (includes SP6 and SP7)

The Release Notes are also available on the SAP Help Portal. Although the cover still says “Support Package 6”, the notes for SP7 begin on page 88. Some of the other guides still appear to be SP6 versions, but the SP7 updates should be posted within a few days. While the release is primarily about rolling up critical patches from previous support packs, Web Intelligence users will be pleased to discover that their favorite BI tool now has enhanced charting features. You can now adjust the color, color opacity and data label position of pieces or points in Bar, Column, Line, Pie, Scatter, Bubble, and Point charts.

As always, use caution when applying a service package or critical patch to your SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 environment. It’s always best to perform some rudimentary testing on a sandbox before committing the upgrade to a live development system.

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