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Dinousaur times BO 6.5 > Deski > DCP

Dear BO Experts,

as you know, Business Objects has evoluted in this way:

At the beginning we used to have the tool “Business Objects 6.5” which was Deski-type tool

Later we had the Desktop Intelligence

And later we had something called DCP (Deski Compatibility Pack) that allowed us to run Deski Reports on BO 3.X or 4.X

I have 2 questions :wink:

  • Can I open a report built on BO 6.5 in Desktop Intelligence installation?
  • Could I open a BO 6.5 report in a BO 4.2 Enterprise with DCP?

Thanks a lot my friends!

Victor_BCN :es: (BOB member since 2009-09-15)

1> yes
2> It depends if you succeed to make work and XI3.1 old deski with BI 4.2

You should try and if you suceed, convert your deski reports to webi quickly

bernard timbal :fr: (BOB member since 2003-05-26)


I am now involved in a migration of roughly 300 DeskI reports from the BO 5.1.8 system to BI 4.2 version :slight_smile:
I saw BO 5.1.8 for the last time probably around 2003 :slight_smile:

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

hahaha Marek :smiley:

but you are converting the old reports into Webi report, right?

We also are on it.

My boss was wondering “how could we open an old BO 6.5 report in the future if necessary”?

I had heard of the DCP but Im not sure how doable it is

Victor_BCN :es: (BOB member since 2009-09-15)

We are now only in the preparation phase, working on a proposal for an internal customer that has this ancient BO version. But yes, the plan is to convert all their DeskI reports to WebI format.

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

I’m finishing with that convertion phase :slight_smile:

so now, the question is:

“Can I install the DCP in a BO 4.2 and open an BO 6.5 report?”

What a thrill :stuck_out_tongue:

Victor_BCN :es: (BOB member since 2009-09-15)

This is what I don’t know. We don’t plan to use it. Instead, we plan to convert all DeskI reports to WebI.

Marek Chladny :slovakia: (BOB member since 2003-11-27)

The DCP was simply a way to get a DeskI XI3 client to connect to a BI4 server. So it’s really the XI3 client software that you’re using. If you have the DeskI XI3 software installed, then I think you can open a 6.5.1 .rep document (as long as the universe is available).

Are you actually planning to have users use this configuration, or it just a way to get the reports converted to WebI?

I seem to remember that the DCP was discontinued in BI4.2, but I haven’t been able to find anything specific.

joepeters :us: (BOB member since 2002-08-29)

Dear all,

thanks for your replies.

I asked SAP about the topic and they told me “DCP absolutely does not work with BO 4.2”


Victor_BCN :es: (BOB member since 2009-09-15)

Did you notice the last comment?

joepeters :us: (BOB member since 2002-08-29)

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