These requirements can sometimes present significant difficulties for the process of on-boarding a SAP BusinessObjects application into CAST AIP. As a direct result of this and wanting to simplify the approach, CAST has developed the SAP BusinessObjects Analyzer as a standalone extension. The extension provides a means to analyze SAP BusinessObjects source code "offline", i.e. no connection to the SAP BusinessObjects instance is required. In addition there is no longer any requirement to have BusinessObjects (the BO Designer module) installed on the workstation on which the CAST Management Studio is being run from.
|Note that from CAST AIP ≥ 8.3.x, the legacy BO Analyzer (provided out-of-the-box in CAST AIP) is no longer available, therefore to analyze SAP BusinessObjects, you must use the SAP BusinessObjects Analyzer and the CAST SAP BusinessObjects Extractor.|
When do I use the CAST SAP BusinessObjects Extractor?
If you want to use the SAP BusinessObjects Analyzer to analyze your SAP BusinessObjects source code, you must use the standalone CAST SAP BusinessObjects Extractor first:
- The extractor takes the raw Universe (and Documents) files in a local or network folder as input, it then uses the SAP BusinessObjects instance to interpret these raw Universe (and Documents) files and finally transforms them into a format that can be understood by the analyzer provided in the SAP BusinessObjects Analyzer.
- The output of the CAST SAP BusinessObjects Extractor is then fed into the CAST Delivery Manager Tool, packaged and delivered for analysis.
When completed, the CAST SAP BusinessExtractor will output result data to the specified location on disk. The next step is to deliver this output with the CAST Delivery Manager Tool. See SAP BusinessObjects Analyzer for more information.