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1449399 - How to add / remove / update Placeholders in BI 4.x


  • Is it possible to update, add, or remove the Placeholders defined within the Central Management Server (CMS) repository?
  • Current Placeholder values can be seen from within the Central Management Console (CMC) > Servers, by right-clicking a Central Management Server and choosing Placeholders.
  • However, from this page there is no option to modify the default values, or to add additional (custom) Placeholders
  • An example Placeholder is %DefaultDataDir%, which equals the shared root Data directory used for various report-processing servers.



  • SAP BusinessObects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x
  • all supported operating systems (Windows / Linux / Unix)


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.3


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