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How do I change the "Owner" of my Business Objects Reports

Here is my problem.

When we upgrade Business Objects we 'convert' a large number of reports to the BO XI rel2 version of the reports. During this convertion process all the reports were switched to be 'owned' by usercode 'Administrator'. Our users are now wanting to move/change/delete these reports and they can't because they are not the owner.

So we need to switch this owner. Problem is the only way we can find to do this is to copy the report to a new name and delete the old one. This is very time consuming. Also many of our users are not priviledged to delete reports that they don't own. Therefore our administrators are the only ones that can do the delete step.

It seems like I should be able to logon to the system as 'Administrator' and change the owner of the reports (similiar to doing a chown command in Unix) to whoever I want. There however doesn't appear to be a way to do that in Infoview or the Central Management Consule.

Is there a simple easy way to do this?? I have thousands of report to change.

Thanks Bart

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