This past week SAP’s Ya-Chi Lu provided an ASUG webcast regarding Design Studio, providing information about the next release 1.1 and a demo. Please note the usual disclaimer applies that information about new functionality is subject to change.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 shows highlights of what is new in release 1.1
More capabilities than what is listed in Figure 1 will be in 1.1
Combination charts are part of enhanced charting
Custom style sheets influence the look of the application
iPhone support will be available in 1.1
Customers do not need BI platform with an optional NetWeaver deployment.
NW deployment cannot use BI Mobile
Partner SDK beta will be after 1.1 is GA
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows enhanced charting capabilities including combination charts and waterfall charts, coming in version 1.1
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Figure 3 shows the ability to align, distribute components in the layout, a new feature in 1.1
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Figure 4 shows filter panel enhancements including range enhancements
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Mandatory variable prompts will be supported in version 1.1 (a common question)
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Figure 6 shows custom style sheet support (CSS) in the next version. The custom style sheet helps define the look and feel of the application.
Figure 7: Source: SAP
Global parameters can be passed from one application to another.
Figure 8: Source: SAP
Figure 8 shows additional calculation possibilities in the next version.
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Figure 9 shows you can export an Analysis OLAP workspace to Design Studio in the upcoming version
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New in 1.1 is the ability to deploy to Netweaver BW – notice the prerequisites and no BI Platform is needed.
More to come in the next blog.
If you would like hands-on experience with Design Studio, consider joining ASUG’s pre-conference BI4.1 hands-on session for Monday, May 13 – space is limited, so register today.