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2449584 - SAP Lumira - Licensing, Download and Activation FAQ *** MASTER KBA ***

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KBA UPDATED WITH LICENSING INFORMATION FOR LUMIRA DISCOVERY 2.0 SP02+

Frequently asked questions in regards to licenses, downloading, activating and supportability of SAP Lumira:

Your license key has expired
This license key cannot be added until the current keys have been removed
This keycode is invalid
This keycode has already been entered
Unable to enter the license key: Server error
There was an error opening this document.  You do not have a valid license to use SAP Lumira server for BI Platform. Contact your Administrator.
An error occurred while saving the Lumira document to the BI platform. The error code is: VIS 00074. The error message is: You do not have a valid license to use SAP Lumira, server for BI Platform. Contact your administrator. (HDB 05416)
License expired or invalid, Please contact you administrator

Environment

  • SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Desktop
  • SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Server for BI Platform
  • SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Server for Teams
  • (UPDATED) SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0 SP02+

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How is Lumira licensed?

Purchasing options for SAP Lumira desktop client (as of March 2017):

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, standard edition

  • Similarly to the Lumira Desktop personal edition distributed in the past, it is a simplified version of the product:
    • Access XLSX, CSV files, databases and SAP HANA
    • Transform and manipulate data
    • Visualise data with charts and maps
    • Create and share storyboards
  • Free 30 day trial version is available, click here or see purchasing options
  • Can be purchased via SAP Store, click here or see purchasing options
  • It is not covered under standard or enterprise support and maintenance agreements

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, desktop edition

  • Includes all features and capabilities from SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, standard edition, an addition to:
    • SAP ERP and BW connectivity
    • Consume BIP universes and share storyboards via the BI Platform
  • Can be purchased via SAP sales representative, click here or contact us at customercare.lumira@sap.com
  • Covered by SAP Enterprise Support and SAP Standard Support agreements

Purchasing options for SAP Lumira server solutions (as of March 2017):

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Server for BI Platform

  • LS4BIP is licensed under the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform licensing model
  • For more information regarding the Lumira Server for BI Platform licensing model, contact your SAP Account Manager or experts at customercare.lumira@sap.com

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Server for Teams

Note: SAP Lumira Server for HANA and SAP Lumira Cloud have been discontinued, and are no longer developed and/or supported.

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0 SP02+

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How to request a Lumira license key?

To request the license key that have been purchased, refer to the following resources:

  • Step by step guide for Lumira; KBA 1869028 - How to request a license key for SAP Lumira desktop edition
  • For SAP Analytics Solutions; Note 1251889 - License key request for SAP Analytics Solutions (previously SAP BusinessObjects)
  • For SAP Business One; Note 578256 - Requesting a license key for SAP Business One, SAP Crystal Reports for Business One, SAP Analytics Solutions for Business One and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA
  • To find documentation on how to request license keys via SAP Launchpad; KBA 2436894 - Where to Find Documentation on How To Request License Keys in Launchpad
  • For Lumira Discovery 2.0, refer to the KBA 2519499 - Information about license keys for SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Discovery 2.0 SP02

In case of technical difficulties, and for the purpose of troubleshooting, an emergency license keys are also available:

  • To download an emergency license key for SAP Analytics Solutions; KBA 1288121 - How to download temporary license keys for Analytics Solutions from SAP (BusinessObjects)

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How to download Lumira?

SAP Lumira can be downloaded via SAP Software Download Center, navigate:

  1. Software Downloads
  2. By Alpabetical Index (A-Z), and select 'L'
  3. On the list, below can be selected:
    • SAP LUMIRA - for SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, desktop edition
    • SAP LUMIRA SERVER FOR BIPLATFM - for SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Server for BI Platform
    • SAP LUMIRA SERVER FOR TEAMS - for SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Server for BI Platform

If you are unable to find the download location, or the package is not available due to authorizations, please refer to the following KBA 1869059 - How to find SAP Lumira on the SAP Software Download Center

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How to manage Lumira licenses?

In SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, standard edition and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, desktop edition, the license key generated for a given license type can be used to activate any number of Lumira desktop client installations.

  • As of Lumira 1.X, there is no central registry communicating with Lumira client applications and controlling the usage of license keys
  • It is the responsibility of a customer to follow best practices in auditing and license key management within the company, aiming to assure that the license agreement terms are followed

Once used, the license key information is encrypted and stored locally, in hilo_license.properties file, which (by default) can be found in C:\Users\Public\sapvi folder

  • Due to encoding of the key, once applied, it is impossible to retreive the license key which has been used to activate the application
  • The license key file generated will be unique for each installation, as such it is impossible to successfully copy the hilo_license.properties file from one workstation to another

It is possible to include the Lumira license key in a silent install for a mass roll-out, and to avoid having to input it manually for every installation.

  • Refer to the Knowledge Base Article ##1940188 - Can the keycode be added in a Lumira Desktop silent install response file?

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 SAP Lumira Desktop shows one of the following error messages:

ERROR MESSAGE WORKFLOW CAUSE RESOLUTION
Your license key has expired Various scenarios Expired key, properties file corrupted or otherwise unavailable license key file KBA 2232734
This license key cannot be added until the current keys have been removed
This keycode is invalid During activation Invalid, mistyped or otherwise unrecognised license key KBA 2178404
Error: "Invalid Keycode" Reinstallation/upgrade hilo_license.properties file already holding the keyhilo_license.properties file already holding the key KBA 2006058
Invalid License Key
This keycode has already been entered Reinstallation/upgrade hilo_license.properties file holding multiple expired keys KBA 2101326
Unable to enter the license key: Server error During activation Default hilo_license.properties location (C:\Users\Public\sapvi) unreachable KBA 2112282

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SAP Lumira Server for BI Platform shows one of the following error messages:

ERROR MESSAGE WORKFLOW CAUSE RESOLUTION
There was an error opening this document.  You do not have a valid license to use SAP Lumira server for BI Platform. Contact your Administrator. When viewing Lumira documents via BI Launchpad
  • CPU licenses limitation
  • Incorrect license key or
  • BIP license missing LS4BIP features

KBA 2268264

Note 2296906

License expired or invalid, Please contact you administrator Found in Lumira Server for BI Platform traces of the above workflow

An error occurred while saving the Lumira document to the BI platform. The error code is: VIS 00074. The error message is: You do not have a valid license to use SAP Lumira, server for BI Platform. Contact your administrator. (HDB 05416)

When saving documents from Lumira Desktop to Lumira Server for BI Platform

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See Also

Lumira + ESRI licensing:

In SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, standard edition and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, desktop edition, users can take advantage of base ESRI maps bundled with the product.

  • Default base maps are provided with Lumira, free of additional charge
  • Customers can connect Lumira to ESRI solutions they own and enrich the geomap experience by plotting layers mantained on their ESRI server
    • SAP does not own ESRI, as such we do not distribute ESRI licenses, and do not support or troubleshoot ESRI systems

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Lumira + Galigeo licensing:

Galigeo extension for Lumira; SAP Lumira Extension: Smart GeoAnalytics can be purchased to further enrich the end-user experience:

  • Galigeo is an official Solution Extension partner, and the solution is supported by SAP
  • It is not bundled with Lumira and must be purchased as a separate item
  • To purchase, get access to demo, or start a free trial, visit the Galigeo website, or click here

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Lumira 2.X licensing:

SAP Lumira Discovery 2.0 SP02+

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Product

SAP Lumira, desktop edition 1.0