Posts Tagged ‘BIP’

To Start With Siebel BIP Reports


Before start working with reports, following are the two pre-requisites:

1.      BI Publisher Desktop Add-In

  •  A report template is edited using Microsoft Word with BI Publisher Desktop add-in.
  • This add-in provides an additional toolbar and menu options to work with reports.


  2.      Sample Data File

  • It is a XML file generated in Siebel application using integration object associated with report.
    • Administration – BIP Reports > Sample Data File Generation view.
    • XML is generated at location – <SiebelInstallDir>\XMLP\Data.
  • Data File defines the data elements that would be available at run-time.
  • It also provides sample values for previewing reports.
  • Before start working with reports, it is required to load the data file.



What is a Local Superuser in BI Publisher?

When Siebel Security Model is enabled on BI Publisher server, BI Publisher authenticates every logged in user by retrieving his/her privileges from Siebel application.

Now suppose Siebel application is down and you are trying to login to BIP server by BI Publisher Enterprise application. By default, BI Publisher will not be able to authenticate your login as Siebel will not return your privileges.

To handle such a situation, Local Superuser is created in BI Publisher Enterprise application. For this user, Siebel Security Authentication is bypassed and reports can be generated.


Steps to create Local Superuser

  1. In BI Publisher Enterprise Application, navigate to Security Center – Security Configuration.
  2. Check Enable Local Superuser checkbox.
  3. Specify Superuser Name and Password.