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First SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio eBook

Some of you might now, that I like to put all the helpful information together in form of a book or an eBook, so that our customers have an easy reference to go back to and can easily start learning the new features or the new product.

When Design Studio came out, I decided to wait for the release 1.1 to create the first book.

So here is the new book :

Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP NetWeaver BW

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The book describes:

  • Installation of Design Studio with BI4 and SAP NetWeaver BW as platform
  • Design Studio environment
  • Available components and their properties and methods
  • Usage of SAP BW specific topics, such as conditions, exceptions, currency translations, hierarchies, …

The book is written with SAP NetWeaver BW in mind and it shows in easy to follow step by step guidance how you can leverage SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio as part of your overall BI landscape.

In addition it shows in form of an advanced example, how you can leverage most of the available functionality in a single application, which provides your users an ad-hoc reporting environment created by SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio.

Enjoy reading it.

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      Author's profile photo Rama Shankar
      Rama Shankar

      Thanks Ingo!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Congrats! Ingo Hilgefort...will definately get myself a copy!

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      Former Member

      Hello Ingo,

      I'm very interested on getting myself a copy of this book, but it appears that I can't buy it from Amazon since my region is Asia Pacific.

      Is there anything you can do to lift this restrictions or something I can do to get this book in other way?

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      I just checked Amazon Japan, India, .. and the book is available there.

      You might have to "register" your Kindle for a different country

      Take a look here:

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200829280#where

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200829280#migrate

      regards

      Ingo Hilgefort, SAP

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo John Baron
      John Baron

      Thank you Ingo.

           This is another great book by Ingo. Took me less than hour to develop my first mobile solution. Instant value, thanks.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      already got my copy 😉

      Will there be an update when the next release of DS is GA?

      - Wobi

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort
      Blog Post Author

      Yes, updates will come to the update for the next versions and updates will be free

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      well that sounds great and is only "possible" since the ebook thing is much quicker and easier 😉

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      Former Member

      So 1.2 is GA - where is your Update 😉 and how does it work 😀

      Wobi

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Wolfgang,

      update will come by end of November and you then should get an eMail from Kindle and you would go to "Manage your Kindle" on the Amazon page and simply send the update to your device.

      regards

      Ingo

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      Former Member

      Got my copy...one more feather in his cap..

      Thanks Ingo

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      Former Member

      Congratulations and thank you for this comprehensive and clearly summarised ebook Ingo Hilgefort. The book is a real enrichment for all topics around the Design Studio.

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      Former Member

      Thanks Ingo - very helpful.

      Author's profile photo Ajay Venkatesh
      Ajay Venkatesh

      Ingo, Going forward would SAP Design Studio replace SAP Dashboards? I am a SAP certified HANA consultant. Should I be concentrating on SAP Design Studio or the older SAP Dashboards?

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Ajay,

      take a look at the statement of direction for the details

      http://cdn.blog-sap.com/analytics/files/2012/04/External-SAP-SOD-Dashboarding-2012.pdf

      regards

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo, congratulations.

      It´s very helpfull your eBook. Do you know if we can use planning functions (IP 7.3 or 7.4) in Design Studio?

      Thanks,

      Diego Torres Luyo.

      Author's profile photo Christian Ettenauer
      Christian Ettenauer

      Hi Diego,

      as far as I know you  can't use IP planning functions with DS 1.1 and 1.2.

      According to the Road map which I've got at the DSAG Congress  it is planned that you'll be able to use IP with release  1.3

      Regards

      Christian

      Author's profile photo John Baron
      John Baron

      Hi Ingo,

      Just updated my Kindle at Amazon and got the new version... Happy Holdays!

      Thanks for the gift.

      Regards,

      John B

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Just got the updates for DS Ebook on Kindle.

      thanks for the free update

      regards

      Raj

      Author's profile photo Christian Ettenauer
      Christian Ettenauer

      Hi Ingo,

      thanks for your work and the free update.

      Happy Holidays

      Christian

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      Will there be an update with release 1.3?


      Thank you,

      Diego Torres Luyo

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      Former Member

      Like the book. Clear and easy to follow.

      Thank you  Ingo!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      Any update for release 1.3 and Intégration with Lumira and Design Studio.

      Thanks Expert.

      ELYAE

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      You cannot import Lumira to Design Studio 1.3. Perhaps in a later version?

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      Hi Ingo,

      if I may add my voice, I would welcome an update for Design Studio 1.3.

      Cheers,

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      Hi Martin,

      the update will come with the release 1.5 - mid this year and include 1.4 and 1.5 features and hopefully videos as part of the Kindle book.

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      Hi Ingo,

      Cool!

      Looking forward to your new version.

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      Any update for release 1.4.

      Thanks Expert.

      ELYAE

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      Hi Elyae,

      the update will come with the release 1.5 - mid this year and include 1.4 and 1.5 features and hopefully videos as part of the Kindle book.

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Christian Ettenauer
      Christian Ettenauer

      Hi Ingo,

      will you provide an update for release 1.4 or higher?

      To me it seems pretty hard to offer a guide on actual releases. It would be great if you could give us some information about your plans concerning your ebook.

      Thanks in advance

      Chris

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      Hi Christian,

      the update will come with the release 1.5 - mid this year and include 1.4 and 1.5 features and hopefully videos as part of the Kindle book.

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Christian Ettenauer
      Christian Ettenauer

      Hi Ingo,

      thank you that's awesome.

      Christian

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      Hi Ingo,

      How is your book doing?

      Has 'mid this year' arrived yet?

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      Hi Martin,

      yes I know - mid year has already arrived some time ago.

      I will need another 6 - 8 weeks to finish the book.

      Current plans is to have all the updates for 1.5 very latest by end of October and all the updates for 1.6 by end of the year.

      regards

      Ingo Hilgefort

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      Thanks this is an excellent book.

      Regards

      Asish

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      Anywhere i find material i see those are based on SAP HANA and SAP BW. Can you please share any Design Studio documentation based on  Universe Based  Datasources.

      Thanks,

      Kumar

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      Quick updates for everyone:

      Updates for release 1.5 are planned for mid to end of October

      Updates for release 1.6 are planned for end of this year

      regards

      Ingo Hilgefort

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      Cool!

      I can't wait.

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      will there be any update soon??

      Regards

      Adrian

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      writing as we speak and doing both at the same time.... =:)

      if everything works out then there will be an update in February in form of an interactive kindle book with videos

      regards

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      Dear Ingo

      Keep on writing and don't stop. The Ingo Hilgefort Fan Club eagerly awaits your new book, videos and all.

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      so when is the next Fan Club meeting ? 🙂

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Martin Chambers
      Martin Chambers

      Dear Ingo,

      as soon as your new book becomes available!

      Of course, it will be a virtual meeting. I will be thinking of you in a cloud like fashion.

      Martin

      Author's profile photo Bose g
      Bose g

      Hi Ingo

      Belated Merry Christmas & New Year Wishes....

      since Ver-1 release, did u get a chance to release new book on BO Design Studio?

      Moreover I have been using SAP Dashboards(Xcelsius)since 4 hours and happy to move towards BO Design studio, hence need your advise

      to be a BO Design studio developer,should i need

      1)MS-Excel tool Technical expertise?

      2)Java Basics

      3)Java Script

      4)CSS Script

      5)any other needful technical expertise?

      Kindly advise...

      Regards

      Bose

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      Hello Bose,

      you can find lots of information on how to get started on Design Studio here in the community.

      regards

      Ingo Hilgefort

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ingo,

      How are you Hope your doing Great !

      I am Searching Design Studio 1.5 Kindle Book I am not able to find it out.Could you Please send me link of that

      and 1.6 Book is Released?

      Looking forward to your Reply

      Thanks,

      varun.

      Author's profile photo Ingo Hilgefort
      Ingo Hilgefort

      the plan for DS 1.6 SP02 is to have it done by TechED timeframe.

      regards

      Ingo

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Is the new book launched yet?

      Reg

      Deb