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FAQ - Business Explorer Suite: Platform Questions - NetWeaver BI 7.x Add-On


Where will the BI Frontend for the new GUI 7.x be available?

The BI Frontend will be available in the new GUI 7.10 CD in the following way:

Start up programFrontendProperty
SAPBISetup.exeBI 7.x standaloneInstallable without SAP GUI
SAPGUISetup.exeBW 3.5 + GUI 7.10SAPGUI Add-on
SetupAll.exeBI 7.x + BW 3.5 + GUI 7.10SAPBISetup.exe + SAPGUISetup.exe


What are the requirements for a client PC?

SAP Note 1013139 and 1013140 describes the prerequisites.

What are the hardware and software requirements?

SAP Note 1013201 describes the prerequisites.

What tools are available with BI 7.x standalone?

The Bex Analyzer, the Query Designer and the Report Designer are available with BI 7.x standalone.

What needs to be done in order to use the Web Application Designer?

You need to install the SAPGUISetup.exe.

I want to do only a technical upgrade to SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 and continue to work with the 3.x functionalities. Which add-on is required? (use case: upgrade was due to implementation of BI Accelerator)

For this purpose you need to install the SAPGUISetup.exe.

I have upgraded to SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 and want to test, wether my old scenarios are working (3.x queries, worbooks, web applications,…). What do I have to do?

For this purpose you will need the SAPGUISetup.exe only.

With SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0, which add-on is necessary for the new BI Integrated Planning?

You will need the SAPBISetup.exe.

I have upgraded to SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0. How can I continue working with SAP BPS?

You need to install the SAPGUISetup.exe in this case.

I want to run both front-ends in parallel. What installation suites for it?

You need the SetupAll.exe.

Is the precalculation service for MS Excel available in 7.x?

For the moment it is not released with the Compilation CD 6. Please check SAP Note 1013205 for the availability date.

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