What is a bo repository

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  • Member Since Nov-2005 | Nov 12th, 2005

Repository means set of database tables, Business object store  security information e.g user, group, access permission, user type etc. , universe information e.g. objects, classes, table name, column name, relation ship etc.and document information.

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  • Nov 1st, 2005


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  • Nov 12th, 2005

Repository means set of database tables, Business object store  security information e.g user, group, access permission, user type etc. , universe information e.g. objects, classes, table name, column name, relation ship etc.and document information.


  • Nov 24th, 2005

repository is data accounts which contains three domains in each one type.you can create the repository any where .the security domain has the user security info and other domains address. you can have more than one repository but you can use which one u specifying on the time of login. the address info of the security domains is strored in the .key file if WebI its in the Bomain.keyfor more refre the cindi howson book and visit her web www. Askcindi.com


  • Nov 30th, 2005

BO repository is an set of db tables which holds the metadata information.This bo repository is divided in to 3 domains Security,universe,document domain.This metadata holds all the information related to users groups their priveleges...........except the "supervisor" thsi is the super user of bo rep.the supervisor info is stored BOMain.key which is stored in default thome dir of bo.


  • Dec 8th, 2005

BO Repository is a set of related data structures of BO stored in a database. It contains tables of Security, Documents and Universe Domains


  • Jan 10th, 2006

Generally Repository is the Metadata


BO 5.0 Repository create/maintain 50 tables, they are distributed as follows


25 tables for Security domain

24 Table for Universe domain

1 Table for Document Domain





  • Mar 31st, 2006

in 6.5.1 repository

25 tables in sec.domin

1 table in doc domin

31 tables in uni domin

it is a matadata

John Mike

  • Oct 25th, 2006

 Can some one provide the BO XI rel 2 repository Domains(Number of tables for each domain)..

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Manasi R

  • Mar 3rd, 2007

In BOXI R2, there are no separate domains like in BO 5x and 6x.
There is a single repository which stores the entire information about the users , objects, repotrs etc.

Bottomline: There are NO separate domains for Security, Document and Universe like in classic BO.


  • Mar 29th, 2007

In BO Xi R2 here also we use the same domains.
At the time of repository creation 8 tables will be generated.



  • Apr 19th, 2007

In BO 6.x it is set of 50 tables and in BO XI it is set of 55 tables

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  • May 2nd, 2007

It is a symantic layer which stores the information of the backend.
In 6.1 it has a 50 objects, In 6.5 it has a 52 objects.

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  • Jun 7th, 2007

I did create the repository on my machine, which just gave me around 7 or 8 tables as some one said, i dont see 50 tables in my XI R2 repository... i could be wrong. if you could explain to me a little bit about it.


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  • Jul 30th, 2007

There are only 7 Tables in BOXI R2 repository.
There is nothing wrong with the installation.
Previously everything i.e., Reports and Universes were stored as BLOB objects in repository so there was lot of things that was maintained in previous version of BO but now as the file servers have been created repository maintain just the pointer or info about the whereabouts of Reports and Universes.

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  • Aug 2nd, 2007


When you install BO XI R2, 8 tables will be created
for CMS DB. Additionally, 7 more tables will be created
if you have chosen the same schema for Audit DB also.
(You can install BO XI R2 without Audit DB as well)

The CMS_INFOOBJECTS5 table, which is one of CMS tables,
stores all the .rep, .rpt,.wid info. Put together, all
these 8 tables maintain info regarding users, security,
reports, schedules etc.,

However, all the physical storage of Universes and Reports
can be seen under the FRS folder at:


(Browse for this location in BO Server Machine)

- Vetri


  • Aug 7th, 2007

It is a centralized set of relational data structures found in databases.

Repository contains three domains:

1) Security Domain (Contains information about other two domains),
2) Document Domain (Contains information about scripts or stored procedures, text files) and
3) Universe Domain (Information about universes created and exported)


  • Oct 6th, 2007

It is set of data structures that can be stored in a database. Generally the repository is made up by 3 domains
Security domain - 25 tables
Uni domain - 24 tables
Document domain - 1 table
In BO 6.5 it has 57 tables
Audit tables - 7 tables.

Some users have asked for repository info on XI Release 1/2/3

Repository - Basic definition irrespective of what reporting tool you use

It is a catalog of all the users / groups/ contents ( Reports)/ sql embedded in reports / data saved in report if any / security information / server information etc. Repository has all the information enviornment i.e. server need to know to run , information about all the users / groups / rights , information created by users (developers / power users ).

In Business Objects XI Release 2, following components when combined form repository.

1. CMS Database : This database has information about users / groups / universe names / report names / folder names / server names / server rights/ server current status / pointers to reports / pointers to physical universe file / scheduling information / any user defined events etc.
2. Input File Repository : This is a shared drive which is used by servers to retreive reports / universes / any local document stored by user / inbox documents.
3. Output File Repository : This is again a shared drive. This drive holds instances of reports.


Rajnish Kaushal


  • Apr 19th, 2009

BO repository is where the metadata of your application is stored. It has 3 domains like Security Domain, Universe Domain and Document Domain. Security domain contains the info about user type/group, access privileges etc. Universe Domain contains the info about joins, loops, classes, objects and hierarchies. Document domain contains the outputs of each report.

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  • Jul 14th, 2010

There is no concept or Domains from XI R2. Everything will be viewed as metadata though all these information is stored in the database tables.

Domain concept ends with the 6x only.


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  • Jun 16th, 2011

BO repository is a set of relational data structures stored on a database. It is the heart of business objects. I t can also be called central management server.repository contains reports of BO.

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