SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.0 (BI 4.0) introduces a 64-bit Web Intelligence Processing Server (WIPS) that can load 64-bit database drivers. This greatly increases the resources available to the WIPS and benefited many database connection types.
There was no 64-bit Windows version of the SAP BAPI libraries with the initial release of BI 4.0 though so the WIPS process had to utilize the 32-bit Connection Server (CS32) for connectivity to SAP BAPI.
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1 SP01+ (BI 22.214.171.124) introduces an updated SAP BAPI driver for connectivity to SAP Business Warehouse (BW) on Windows. This driver allows for the 64-bit WIPS server to load the SAP BAPI driver in process, or in Library mode as we call it instead of using the CS32 server.
NOTE: In SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 (XI 3.1) the Web Intelligence Processing Server was a 32-bit process so it could load this 32-bit BAPI driver natively and fetch data without utilizing a connection server process. We refer to this as loading the driver Inproc or in Library mode.
More details on the history of this can be found in the following KBA:
The latest Data Access Guides also have a chapter (7.11 SAP BW Connections) that talks about his new functionality.
- SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1 SP01 and higher
- Microsoft Windows Operating System
- SAP BW (BAPI) Datasource
- Universe (UNV)
webi connectionserver connectionserver32 wiprocessingserver wireportserver bw oda mda unv bapi bics bex connectivity 64bit 32bit bit 32 64 driver migration upgrade , KBA , BI-RA-ODA , OLAP Data Access Components , BI-RA-WBI , Web Intelligence , BI-BIP-SL , Semantic Layer , How To
About this pageThis is a preview of a SAP Knowledge Base Article. Click more to access the full version on SAP ONE Support launchpad (Login required).
Search for additional results
Visit SAP Support Portal's SAP Notes and KBA Search.