Thursday, February 6, 2014

SAP BI Export Library

An export of BI report’s output into the different format like PDF is very common. Also SAP’s reporting frontend’s tools are offering that. In case of web reporting based on JAVA stack an export functionality of reports is done by this library. For example BEx Broadcaster is creating PDFs documents also by the library. The BI Export Library is an alternative to Adobe Document Services (ADS). However in contrast to ADS you can use the Export Library only within application based on JAVA Stack. Technically the Library is delivered within Business Intelligence Java Components (BI-JAVA) BI-BASE-S and BI-WEBAPP.

To enable using of the Library you need to maintain field SAP_EXPORT_LIB in table RSPOR_T_PORTAL via TA SM30. By default the Library delivers only font for export TrueType font "Arial Unicode J". If you want to use other fonts you need to put them as files into the folder. Then maintain the directory name into the same table in field FONT_PATH. You can maintain also default font by specifying it in field DEFAULT_FONT I the same table.

For more details see:
1112132 - The SAP BI Export Library

SMP Component: BW-BEX-ET-WJR-EXP Export Services and Printing

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