Xcelsius 2008 version numbers

You need a secret decoder ring to determine your Xcelsius version.

For whatever reason, SAP doesn’t put obvious information like “Xcelsius 2008 Service Pack 3” on its About screen. Instead, you need a secret decoder ring to determine the version. It’s almost human readable:

Starting with the release of Fix Pack 1.1, the “Xcelsius Version” number will correspond to the Fix Pack numbering structure noted above. The version number will be structured as follows: [Product Version].[Service Pack Number].[Fix Pack Number].0.

Fortunately, the Xcelsius folks at SAP have placed this information in the Release Notes document, which can be downloaded in Adobe PDF format from the SAP Help Portal. I’ve recreated it here for easier reference.

Xcelsius Release Xcelsius Version Build Number
Xcelsius 2008 (RTM) 12,1,0,121
Xcelsius 2008 SP1 12,1,0,247
Xcelsius 2008 FixPack 1.1 12,1,1,344
Xcelsius 2008 SP2 12,2,0,608
Xcelsius 2008 FixPack 2.1 12,2,1,6
Xcelsius 2008 SP3 12,3,0,670
Xcelsius 2008 FixPack 3.1 12,3,1,776
Xcelsius 2008 FixPack 3.2 12,3,2,864
Xcelsius 2008 FixPack 3.3 12,3,3,973


You can infer from the About box below that I have Xcelsius 2008 Service Pack 3 Fix Pack 3.3 installed. A more complete listing of Xcelsius 2008 and Dashboards 4.0 version and build numbers is located on the SAP Community Network.

A similar matrix for Crystal Reports 2008 versions can also be found on the SAP Community Network.

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.

6 thoughts on “Xcelsius 2008 version numbers”

  1. Hi,
    The information regarding the version numbers for Xcelsius 2008 was really helpful. Thank you for that. I would like to know whether there is a restriction on the version number of Live Office that is to be used with a particular version of Xcelsius 2008. In other words, are certain version numbers of Live Office components incompatible with certain version numbers of xcelsius? I am using Xcelsius 2008 version and build no. 12,3,4,1038, along with Business Objects Live Office I am facing some issues with this configuration. Like for.e.g, my Live office connection breaks off everytime I close the xlf file. The prompt binding too vanishes off. I have to re-import the tables and then re-bind the prompts. I’m not sure if this is due to the incompatibility between versions of Xcelsius and Live office. Thanks.

  2. Whats the Xcelsius version I should use for a below set up on: Windows 2003 SP2 (32B):
    BO Build:
    LCM Versio:
    The Xcelsius 2008 I downloaded shows 12.5.01388? Will this work with above BO set up?

    1. Mathew, those version numbers look correct. SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 and Xcelsius 2008 should as a general rule be on the same service pack and fix pack level.

  3. Hi,

    Please let us know if Xcelcius 2008 Sp1 is supported on windows 7 64 bit platform.

    It would be appreciable if you respond ASAP.

    Thank you,

    1. Ganga, I cannot provide technical support but encourage you to download the Supported Platforms/Product Availability Matrix (PAM) document for that level of Xcelsius 2008 from the SAP web site.

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