Fixpack 1 released for Xcelsius 2008 SP1 – but use with caution!

Xcelsius 2008 SP1 + FP1 about box

I learned on the Business Objects Board (BOB) this morning that Fixpack 1 has been released for Xcelsius 2008 SP1. The fixpack corrects some outstanding issues, some which were introduced in SP1 not present in the original release of Xcelsius 2008. The fixpack and the list of fixed issues can be downloaded from the SAP Support Portal.

My recommendation is to begin by installing on a test environment. There doesn’t seem to be a way to roll back/uninstall the fixpack without completely uninstalling Xcelsius 2008 SP1 and reinstalling it.

A word of caution: my existing dashboards required some gentle remapping of QaaWS fields that mysteriously became unmapped. Of course, the remapping process is tedious whenever you have to do it, and I wasn’t thrilled that a “fix pack” was contributing to my insanity.

Xcelsius 2008 SP1’s version number is 5.0.0.99 and build number is 12,1,0,247.

Xcelsius 2008 SP1 about box

Once FP1 is applied, the version number is 5.1.1.0 and build number is 12,1,1,344.

Xcelsius 2008 SP1 + FP1 about box

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

5 thoughts on “Fixpack 1 released for Xcelsius 2008 SP1 – but use with caution!”

  1. I’ve read the list of fixes and there is nothing noteworthy there.

    Does it fix Xcelsius corrupting your xlf files? NO.

    Does it fix previously corrupted xlf files? NO.

    Does it fix losing cell mappings? NO.

    Does it fix Xcelsius is not responding? NO.

    Does it fix Xcelsius crashing? NO.

  2. I never noticed lost cell mappings until I opened existing XLF files created with SP1 with the new SP1 + FP1 build. Yeah, I really appreciate the unanticipated rework time… In a few instances, the extra once-over through the dashboard allowed me to fix or improve something unrelated to bugs, though. So perhaps it’s not all bad.

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