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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.


  • 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.


CAST AIP release



When working with 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.

8.2.x (where x ≥ 5)(tick)

When working with CAST AIP  8.2.x it is not mandatory to use theSAP BusinessObjects Analyzer to analyze SAP BusinessObejcts. CAST AIP continues to provide support for analyzing SAP BusinessObjects source code via its existing BO Analyzer (provided out-of-the-box in CAST AIP), and existing code delivery and analysis mechanism for SAP BusinessObjects still remains in CAST AIP.


ReleaeSupportedSupported by referenceDeprecated
BusinessObjects XI (tick) 
BusinessObjects XI R2 (tick) 
BusinessObjects XI 3.0 (tick) 
BusinessObjects XI 3.1(tick)  
SAP Business Intelligence BusinessObjects 4.0(tick)  
SAP Business Intelligence BusinessObjects 4.1(tick)  

Please see Support category explanations for more information about the column headings.


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.