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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.

Agenda:

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

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

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

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows a summary of core capability enhancements

Data Source Support Enhancements

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

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

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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

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Figure 5, Source: SAP

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

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the member selection based on variables.

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

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

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

Mandatory variable selection works

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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.

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Figure 10: Source: SAP

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

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Figure 11: Source: SAP

BI4.1 covers ERP universe optional prompts

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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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