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What is New with Web Intelligence BI4.1 – Part 3 – Data Source Enhancements

Part 1 is here.  Part 2 covers core capabilities

Gregory Botticchio and Sylvain Riboud provided this ASUG webcast

The usual legal disclaimer applies that planned improvements are subject to change.


Developer Support

Core Capabilities Enhancements

Data Source Support Enhancements

Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence

The first part summarizes core capabilities and then moves to Data Source Enhancements


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows the globalization enhancements including right to left support for the Middle East market.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows a summary of core capability enhancements

Data Source Support Enhancements


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows continued investment for BW and Hana and ERP universes


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 reviews the enhancements with the hierarchy node variable

BI4.1 with BW730 will have additional enhancements  as there is a new API in BW730 and provides better support for BEx queries


Figure 5, Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows the hierarchy node variable in action going to level 3


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the member selection based on variables.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows how the level selection works and helps performance.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Mandatory variable selection works


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Query stripping is in BI4.1 is available for relational universes including HANA; before only available OLAP datasources such as BEx queries

First you need to activate it at the universe level in the Information Design Tool.


Figure 10: Source: SAP

Figure 10 shows activating query stripping at the document level and query level.


Figure 11: Source: SAP

BI4.1 covers ERP universe optional prompts


Part 4 will cover Desktop Intelligence to Web Intelligence, stability improvements and some question & answer.

Gregory provided the following links during the webcast:

Customer Connect for Web Intelligence

Register for BI4.1 Hands on Training – includes Web Intelligence (ASUG Annual Conference Pre-Conference Session)

Also, somewhat related, tomorrow ASUG has a webcast on What is New in the Semantic Layer BI4.1

BI4.1 covers ERP universe optional prompts

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