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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Latest with Zen aka BusinessObjects Design Studio

We learned at Mastering SAP BI in Australia this week that the Zen (also known as BusinessObjects Design Studio) registration for Beta program has been extended to September 14th.  If you are interested please see this link.

Additionally, beta participants can also download a new version of Zen/BusinessObjects Design Studio.  Below are some of the new things I noticed.

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Figure 1

Figure 1 shows a new welcome screen with this beta version.  Included are tutorials, recently used applications, links back to SCN and create a new application.

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Figure 2

After adding a data source to the application you can edit the initial view (this was not available before) as shown in Figure 2

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Figure 3

Figure 3 shows a preview of how the application will look, either as a crosstab or a chart.  This is after clicking the Edit Initial View. 

Notice in the upper right hand corner the “Pause Refresh”.  If you click this, you can make several navigation steps, unclick it, and then have only one trip made back to the server.  You can filter on an item that is not in the result set by adding it to the Background Filter.  This is similar to the other Analysis applications.

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Figure 4

Figure 4 shows the preview of the chart.

If you click OK+Create Crosstab the application will create a cross tab and same for OK+Create Chart

I will write more once I start getting more experience with it.  These are new and welcomed features.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy ,

      where Can i get the Trail version of Zen?

      Thanks in advance ,

      Balaji

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      You need to apply for the beta program - the link is included in the blog.  Good luck

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy.

      Does Zen supporting BW-IP Planning functionality or not ?

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Mikhail - could you post this in the forum?  As an SAP customer I do not use planning - I don't know the answer to your question.

      Tammy

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      Former Member

      ok, create discussion with this,

      I asked about this sap zen team, but no any answer from last monday. 😉

      We're deciding to go to Rum-Up or not.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Oh so sorry to hear this

      I may ask in our next call/discussion

      Regards

      Tammy

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      Former Member

      ok, many 10x.

      Author's profile photo Abhishek Jain
      Abhishek Jain

      I registered myself for Beta program almost 2 weeks back but didn't got any response yet.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Abishek Jain

      I recommend sending a follow up note to zenbetaregistration@sap.com and see where your registration is at

      Tammy