The latest version 9.4.2 of the Cubeware Solutions Platform was released on 12 March 2020 and made available to customers and partners. We would like to summarize here what has been done in the new release and what this means for users. As always, detailed information about the new features can be found in the current release notes - descriptions and examples in the proven online help.
Importer Standard Variables
With the new release 9.4.2 of Cubeware Solutions, it is now possible to read out values for .imd files using simple commands as described in the release notes and online help. Among other things, the file name, IMD (file) path, application name, application version and file version can now be output very easily, making the Cubeware Importer much easier to use.
TCL 8.6.9 is the latest version that was implemented in the Cubeware Solutions Platform. Users who use TCL scripts will find a wealth of new features that make the creation of TCL scripts much more dynamic. The highlights of the new TCL version can be found here.
In newer SAP systems, among other things, the so-called "Install & Run" authorizations were changed. As a result, the previous practice of installing extractors directly from Cubeware in SAP systems is no longer available. In Cubeware, the new release 9.4.2 provides the additional option of saving extractors as text files so that they can be imported into an SAP development system by an SAP administrator or other authorized person. This ensures that extractors can still be installed as easily and straightforwardly as possible according to SAP requirements.
RFC instead of CPI-C protocol
With the upcoming release of Version 9.5 of the Cubeware Solutions Platform, the CPI-C protocol, which has also been discontinued by SAP, will no longer be supported.
However, with the current release, it is already possible to convert all SAP connections from the CPI-C protocol to the newer RFC protocol. This is strongly recommended to all customers before upgrading to Release 9.5 of the Cubeware Solutions Platform.
Attributes & element properties for SSAS & SAP BW drivers
with the addition of the "__MDX_MD" command, attributes and element properties for SSAS and SAP BW-based databases can be queried and output quickly and easily. The output results can be reused many times over and allow significantly increased effectiveness and efficiency in handling for users and designers.