Configuring P6 R8.1 Enterprise Reporting with BI publisher (SQL)


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Configuring P6 R8.1 Enterprise Reporting with BI publisher (SQL)

  1. 1. How to Configure P6 R8.1 Enterprise Reporting With BI Publisher 10g (SQL) BI Publisher Configuration Steps Create P6SSRPT Data Source:1. Log into BI Publisher (http://bi_server:port/xmlpserver) as Administrator 2. In BI Publisher, select the Admin tab 3. In the Data Sources section, select the JDBC Connection link 4. Select Add Data Source and enter the following fields for the Database Connection: a) Driver Type - Example: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 b) Database Driver Class - Example: hyperion.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver c) Connection String - Example: jdbc:hyperion:sqlserver://<server>:<port>;DatabaseName=<dbname> d) Username - Example: pxrptuser e) Password: - Example: pxrptuser 5. Click Test Connection to ensure that BI Publisher can connect to the database. If the connection fails, ensure that you have entered the fields as shown and set up your database appropriately. 6. Click Apply. Adding P6 Sample Reports to BI Publisher: 1. Copy the from the P6 R8.1 media pack to the BI Publisher server 2. Extract the contents of 3. Copy the P6reportsSQLBIPub10g folder to /XMLP/Reports directory 4. Rename P6reportsSQLBIPub10g to P6Reports
  2. 2. To confirm that the P6Reports have been added successfully to BI Publisher:1. Log into BI Publisher 2. Click on the Reports tab 3. Click more... under Shared Folders 4. The P6Reports folder should now be visible Create P6Reports role: 1. In BI Publisher, select the Admin tab 2. In the Security Center section, select the Roles and Permissions link 3. Select Create Role and give it a name of P6Reports and click Apply 4. Click Add Folders and add the P6Reports to Allowed Folders and click Apply 5. Click Add Data Sources and add the P6SSRPT data source created above to Allowed Data Sources and click Apply 6. Click Add Roles, highlight all the Roles and click Move All and click Apply Create PxAdmin user: 1. Log into BI Publisher as Administrator 2. Select the Admin tab 3. Under Security Center, click Users 4. Click Create User 5. Enter Username and Password, i.e. PxAdmin 6. Click Apply 7. Click Assign Roles next to the new user 8. Assign the P6Reports role and click Apply
  3. 3. Assign the P6Reports role to the P6SSRPT Data Source: 1. Log into BI Publisher as Administrator 2. Select the Admin tab. 3. In the Data Sources section, select the JDBC Connection link. 4. Select the P6SSRPT Data Source. 5. Locate and highlight the P6Reports role from the Available Roles list and click the Move link to move it to the Allowed Roles. 6. Click Apply to save the changes. 7. Restart the BI Publisher Weblogic Managed server P6 Configuration Steps P6 Administrator Settings: 1. Navigate to the access the P6 Administration page, http://managed_server_name_or_IP_Address:Port/p6/admin.jsp 2. Login using an Admin Superuser name and password and click Login 3. Expand the Primavera P6 Configuration folder. 4. Expand the Database folder, and the Instance folder. 5. Expand the BI Publisher folder and then populate the following fields:  Server URL: - enter the BI Publisher server URL. (e.g. http://<BI Server Host IP:<Port>/xmlpserver/services/PublicReportService_v11)  Folder Path(s): - enter the name of the folder where the P6 Reports were copied to (e.g. /P6 Reports)  Admin Username: - enter the PxAdmin user created above  Password: - enter the PxAdmin password  Personal Folder: - set this to False  Cache Timeout: - set this to 1m
  4. 4. 6. Click Save Changes. 7. Restart the P6 Web logic Managed server. Testing P6 Sample Reports: In order to test P6 sample reports, the following must be true:  The P6 user must be granted Enterprise Reports module access  A BI Publisher user must exist that matches your P6 username and be granted the P6 Reports role.