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3350568 - How to configure and use WebIntelligence reports as a Live Source in SAP Analytics Cloud


How to setup Web Intelligence documents for SAP Analytics Cloud.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.2 Support Pack 9, 4.3 Support Pack 1 or higher. 


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To create an SAP Analytics Cloud story on top of a Web Intelligence document, below steps needs to be followed:

  1. In CMC, Create a new category
  2. Right click on the newly created category -> Properties and copy the CUID

  3. Now, open the "" file and add the category's CUID as below:


  4. Set the "boe.webi.includepersonalfolder.bool" parameter to "True" in the "" file. (With this parameter set to "True", personal folders are included when searching for WebI documents) as below:


  5. To assign WebI documents to this category, click on the Category Created -> Add To Category and choose the WebIntelligence documents that you want to use in SAP Analytics Cloud.
  6. In SAC, Navigate to Connections -> New connection.
  7. Select the "SAP Universe or WebI document" under "Connect to Live Data" section to create the connection.

  8. Once the connection is created, create the model on top of the created connection and select the webI document. 

See Also

SAC User Guide:


BI 4.x, LDC, webi report, how to , KBA , LOD-ANA-LDC , SAC Live Data Connection , How To


SAP Analytics Cloud 1.0