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1736786 - Optimized BI Queries for BICS connectivity introduced in BI 4.0 Support Pack 4 and above.


Prior to Support Pack 4, some BEx queries took longer than expected to refresh through Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports or Dashboards

Other Symptoms:

  • Large numbers of RFC calls were being made to the BW system.
  • Metadata for all characteristics and key figures were being retrieved from the BW server.
  • Metadata for all hierarchies and levels were being retrieved from the BW server.




  • Business Intelligence Platform (BI Platform) 4.0
    • Web Intelligence
    • Crystal Reports For Enterprise
    • Dashboards
  • BI Consumer Services (BICS)
  • BEx Query


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


Lean Universe Metadata SP4 Optimize Optimization BI 4.0 BICS BEX Performance Support Pack Enhancement Lazy SAP BW NetWeaver   , KBA , BI-RA-BICS , BI consumer services , BI-BIP-SL , Semantic Layer , Product Enhancement

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