SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

Maximize & Minimize Panel Container in Lumira Designer / Design Studio

Hello, My name is Ahmad Abdelrahim, senior developer & designer.   I’ve been working on Design Studio since its first release (1.0). I’ve been developing dashboards using different languages/tools (Flex, .Net… etc.).  I was happy when SAP introduced SAP Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) because there’s no coding – only component configuration.  Even though; Xcelsius has some limitations (mobile compatibility) but SAP Design Studio (and now Lumira Designer) addressed this issue and it enable …

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Dashboard Time Selection Made Easy

Dashboard time selection is a common requirement. Creation of time selections using BIAL Script is a challenging task. BIAL Script is a small subset of JavaScript which makes scripting complicated. That is why it make sense to leave heavy lifting to underlying BW system. In my blog I will explain how to derive dashboard time selections from Direct Access InfoObject  Master Data (rolling 2 years of time selections are dynamically …

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Make Your BIAL Script Better Avoiding Hardcoding

Filter BW Query Key Figure Structure or apply BW Query Condition is a common requirement for BIAL Script. What developers tend to do is to quickly hardcode technical names, but on the long it will make support and maintenance an issue. Here are disadvantages of hardcoding technical names: Technical name are cryptic and make your code not readable; Technical name changes require BIAL script update; Condition technical name is not …

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Maximize & Minimize Panel Container in Lumira Designer / Design Studio

Hello, My name is Ahmad Abdelrahim, senior developer & designer.   I’ve been working on Design Studio since its first release (1.0). I’ve been developing dashboards using different languages/tools (Flex, .Net… etc.).  I was happy when SAP introduced SAP Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) because there’s no coding – only component configuration.  Even though; Xcelsius has some limitations (mobile compatibility) but SAP Design Studio (and now Lumira Designer) addressed this issue and it enable …

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Unleash Analytical Power of Tree Map Chart

Tree Map charts are often undervalued and underused for data analysis. If used as is they do not always provide an optimal results. In my blog I will explain how to cleans data to get the most out of your Tree Map visualizations. In my example I use Tree Map to analyze Product Sales $ and Returns %. Sales $ measure is represented by chart block size and Returns % is …

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Lumira 2.0 for Application Developers #ASUG Webcast Q&A

Source: SAP This was an ASUG webcast back in September given by SAP’s Jie Deng  – I want to thank Jie for taking the time to answer the 34 questions below.  Be sure to register for our next Lumira Webcast: What’s New in SAP Lumira 2.0 If you want more Lumira webcasts please take our survey today Q: What are pros and cons of connecting Lumira 2.0 with ECC tables directly via …

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Value Driver Trees in Lumira Designer

Legal disclaimer applies – things are subject to change in the future.  I saw this at the BI + Analytics Conference in Nashville in August.  Fortunately it was also shown as a webcast yesterday.  Jorgen Rasmussen presented most of this. Source: Visual BI A value driver tree is a Math model Source: Visual BI Above shows a simple model A value driver tree is not a hierarchy but a network It …

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Sorting in Descending order for Listboxes and Dropdowns

The other day, I was working on a dashboard and I received requirement that dropdown box filled with calendar month should show the current year-month at the top of the list. The reason for this requirement was the list was too long and the users needed to scroll all the way down to get the latest period. Design Studio doesn’t have this kind sorting option for members when filling dropdowns and …

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SAP Design Studio : Tool & Components know how.

Note : This blog post will be updated as soon as New feature of any component will be discovered. An issue related to component and its resolution is discovered. Best Practice at Application level. Hi All, Kindly find some of the features identified during development / issue / accidentally. Note : Application created with BEx query as Datasource.   Tool : Bookmarks : When bookmarks are opened via link then Global …

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Lumira Designer Drill Down

In this short post I would like to share a drill-down script for Lumira Designer (formerly known as Design Studio). It’s not rocket-science, but hopefully would save some time for you. The demo is on the well known clothing company eFashion. Operating in the US and doing especially well in Texas! The original code came from Axel Blaze, posted here. But unfortunately he shared the code only as screenshots and …

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