How to Enable Semantic Layer Java SDK

The prerequisite to using Unx Documenter is to have Semantic Layer Java SDK enabled. However it is not enabled during default installation of SAP BusinessObjects client tools. Here is how you can enable it:

Open Program and Features.

Find the client tools and double click on them (or right click and select Uninstall/Change)

Select Modify

Click Next on language selection. Add Semantic Layer Java SDK and complete installation with Next.

You are ready to go.

 

 

Unx Universe Documentation

You can quickly create PDF documentation of a Unx universe from IDT (Information Design Tool). But PDF is not good if you need to analyze universe in some way. For this purpose, it is better to have Unx metadata in Excel spreadsheet. You can use Biclever Unx Documenter (UnxDoc) to extract Unx information to Excel spreadsheet. In this post we will describe both ways of documenting Unx universe.

Creating PDF documentation from IDT

You can create separate PDFs for business layer, data foundation, and connection.

Open IDT and login.

Retrieve Unx universe to IDT.

Right click on the item you want to document (for instance, business layer), and select Save as.

Creating PDF documentation of UNX in IDT

After this, you will be able to select the destination and metadata elements to be exported:

Selection of elements for PDF documentation of UNX in IDT

The documentation looks good and ready for printing. If you need to create some documentation of your universes quickly, this is the easiest way.

PDF documentation of UNX created in IDT

However if you need to use the documentation for any practical purpose, you will need a more structured format.

Creating XLSX documentation using Biclever Unx Documenter

Download Biclever Unx Documenter from Software > Unx Documenter. Unpack it to a preferred folder. Check if you have Semantic Layer SDK enabled.

Start the tool using unxdoc.bat and log in.

Select a universe

Click Process and then Export result. Select destination XLSX file.

The universe metadata will be exported to Excel spreadsheet. Now you can easily filter, search and analyze the information in Excel.