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Template time with SAP Zen aka BusinessObjects Design Studio

SAP Zen is now known as BusinessObjects Design Studio which is in Beta testing now.  Recently we learned how to save our own templates and I learned what hover images were all about.

First create the application as you normally would.


Figure 1

Then, I dragged over the crosstab as the template.

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Figure 2

In Figure 2, I have placed 2 different images – one for the image and the other is the hover image on the right side of the screen in Properties.

Hover image is


Source: ASUG

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Figure 3

Figure 3 shows the runtime version of the Desktop template

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Figure 4

Figure 4 shows how the image looks when I “hover” over the image in the runtime.

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Figure 5

Figure 5 shows that I needed to copy my application to the templates directory in ZEN for it to show up.

I also had to create a .INFO file in Notepad with the following:

     name = TechEd Template

     description = ASUG TechEd Images

This file was also copied to the templates directory

Now when I create a new Analysis application the TechEd template will appear:


If you are interested in getting hands-on with BusinessObjects Design Studio, aka SAP Zen, then I recommend signing up for the ASUG Pre-conference session BI4 with SAP Zen hands on October 15 in Las Vegas, led by SAP’s Ingo Hilgefort:


Source: SAP TechEd site

Also next week there is an SCN/ASUG joint webcast that is open to everyone with SAP’s Ingo Hilgefort on SAP BI4 Integration with ERP/BW – register here.

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