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HeatMaps – Troubleshooting during Configuration

A heat map is a graphical representation of data where the values taken by a variable in a two-dimensional map are represented as colors.

Heatmaps, can be organized within boxes in a specifically constrained space, making it easy to compare the major factors within a result set at a glance. Both color intensity (shifting within a gradient) and size of the boxes indicate relative performance, helping you to easily spot trends or standouts in a quick overview.

You should use this template if you would like to address business questions such as the following:

What is the relative distribution of sales among certain divisions and companies?

During Heatmap configuration, one might encounter several issues.

Below are some issues encountered and solutions for the same are explained.

Warning 1

Issue when creating a VC model to view the heat map 

This warning comes when you directly select BI from the menu and try to create a model. You need to first create a package by dragging the icon into the storyboard of the VC (see “Package” on the top right corner of the above screenshot). Double click on the package in the storyboard and then drag the “Page” icon as shown in the screenshot. Double click the page and then embed a View in it in a similar fashion. Now you are ready to create a model for heatmap display through BI Integration wizard.

Warning 2

BI System unavailibility warning!

The above warning message requires us to first create a BI SAP Query System in the portal as in the image below:

system objectSystem Object

Error 1


If Server Group is not given while creating the system object in portal the above error is shown. Specify the server group as in the image below:

server group

Additional settings

In the portal, during the creation of the system object for BI SAP Query system, if the Query Area property in the System Object is set to X (i.e global), then we see a lot of tables when searched otherwise if its left blank it means its local and you will see only few tables.

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      Author's profile photo soujanya bhaumik
      soujanya bhaumik
      This blog was informative in solving my BI connectivity problems. Thanks! Can you also include some screen shots of heatmaps in another blog.


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      Former Member
      Hi S-B,

      I will surely include some more details in another blog w.r.t heatmaps.

      Thanks a lot.