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You have installed the following components:

  • SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 SP 5

    • with SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.2

    • or with SAP HANA1.0 as database for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 SP 5

  • SAP NetWeaver Business Client for HTML/Windows 3.0

    More information: SAP NetWeaver Business Client

  • or SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.0 or higher in place of Business Client

  • OfficeControl for uploading Microsoft Excel and CSV files. Office integration in Web Dynpro ABAP based on the Active Component Framework (ACF). More information: Office Integration

    For more information about installing the ACF, see SAP Note 1766401 Information published on SAP site.


  1. Activate the following ICF services for the Web Dynpro application of the workspaces in transaction SICF:





  2. Create the required roles and authorizations/authorization profiles. More information: Authorizations for BW Workspaces
  3. Provide the business user with an environment to use BW Workspace Designer. To do this, give him/her a link that provides access to SAP NetWeaver Business Client or assign role SAP_BW_WORKSPACE_DESIGNER, or portal role
  4. For uploading data: Make sure that the parameters in Internet Communication Manager (ICM) are set accordingly:

    Most of the data comes from the BW system. It is not possible to upload mass data in Workspace Designer with the Upload Data function. The CSV files you want to upload should have no more than 10-15 columns and a million rows. Microsoft Excel files should be no larger than 2 MB. Importing a file generally takes about one minute (depending on the system requirements and the data), while the analysis takes a few seconds and the upload up to five minutes.


    The recommended setting for the ICM timeout is 10 minutes. For more information see SAP Note 824554 Information published on SAP site.


    The default setting for the maximum size of http requests is 100 MB.

    More information: icm/<PROT>/max_request_size_KB

  5. To use SAP NetWeaver Business Client: Activate ICF service nwbc_launch in transaction SICF.
  6. To use the SAP NetWeaver portal, configure BI Java. More information: Start of the navigation path SAP Library Next navigation step SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP NetWeaver Library: Function-Oriented View Next navigation step Business Warehouse Next navigation step Configuration Next navigation step Automatically Configuring BI Java End of the navigation path

    You also need to have installed the ERP Common Parts Business Package and assigned portal role ERP Common to the portal user.