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1635421 - How to enable the driver trace for Xcelsius/Dashboards designer connecting to SAP BW via SAP NetWeaver BW Connection


You need to enable the driver trace for Xcelsius/Dashboards designer to analysis issues connecting to SAP BW


  • SAP® BusinessObjects™Xcelsius 2008 SP4 and above
  • SAP® BusinessObjects™Dashboards 4.0 and above


  1. Close Xcelsius
  2. Run regedit, add following string registry values (in XI3.x):

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\SAP]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\SAP\XcelsiusExtension]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Business Objects\Suite 12.0\SAP\xcext_sapu]



For BI4.x, under:

Navigate to the Xcelsius installation directory. For default installation: C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Xcelsius 4.0

Edit the file log.ini

replace the content by the information below:

active = true;
importance = '<<';// logging levels in decreasing verbosity is <<, <=, ==, >=, >>
size = 20000;
severity=' ';
keep_num = 5;
//log_dir = "c:/XCToolbarLog"; // uncomment it and you can specify your own log directory
log_ext = "log"; 

You can specify a separate folder for the logging directory by uncomenting the line starting with //log_dir and adding your folder directory between the double quotes. Make sure that the folder exist.

    3.    Restart Xcelsius, execute your workflow again

    4.    The generated log file will be located under C:\XCToolbarLog (File name should read XcelsiusExtension_20100824_095144_568.log)

- Please Note this trace only applies for using Xcelsius/Dashboards connecting to SAP via SAP NetWeaver BW Connection. (It doesn't generate any trace for Dashboards 4.x connecting to SAP BW via BICS connection published to BI Platform)

- Please remember to roll back your settings when you finish generating the trace.


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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008