Skip to Content
Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham

Using Lumira for Portal Activity Reporting

SAP NetWeaver Portal has a component called “Activity Data Collector (ADC)” which traces user and content activity, monitors portal requests and maintains details of each request, such as the logged-on user, processing time and the iView requested and creates a record in a file. More details on activating ADC by Aviad in his blog – SAP NetWeaver Portal 7.3 – Activity Data Collector Enhancements.   SAP NetWeaver Portal does not provide an out-of-the-box capability for reporting on the information collected by the ADC. Hence, it’s left to the customer to analyze the raw information from these files and develop a reporting mechanism.

I recently came across Lumira – a data visualization tool (formerly known as Visual Intelligence) and found it very easy to use. Few months back, SAP made it available on the HANA Cloud and hence there is no need to install a software on your PC. You can create reports from the browser and share it with other users. Since its HTML5 based, users can view it on any device.  I wanted to showcase how you could use this tool to display Portal Activity reports in a more visual manner.

Step 1: Setup ADC and generate a file. The file which I am using is below

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/01_265078.jpg

Step 2: Login into Lumira Cloud to create a Dataset

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/02_265100.jpg

Once you upload the file, it will automatically detect the measures and attributes. I have change the measure to aggregate based on Count.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/03_265101.jpg

Step 3: Build your report

In the design area, select the type of chart from the visualization tab and select your X/Y axis fields

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/04_265102.jpg

Save the report. It is now ready to be accessed and shared across.

This is how the report would show up when accessing from Home page. This report shows the top iView being used on the SAP Portal

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/05_265103.jpg

You can also share the report to other users who can view it with their Lumira Cloud login.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/06_265104.jpg

Below is snap shot of the email which is being generated.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/07_265105.jpg

You could go and create N number of reports in a very simple fashion. I have just created few reports to give an idea.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/08_265106.jpg

The below report shows Top active users on the SAP Portal. I have further filtered it to find top users accessing “Change Orders and Operations” iView using IE Browser.

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/09_265107.jpg

A simple pie chart to show the user types – Authenticated vs Anonymous access to SAP Portal

/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/10_265108.jpg

Hope you found this informative.

Assigned tags

      3 Comments
      You must be Logged on to comment or reply to a post.
      Author's profile photo S J
      S J

      Dear Murli thanks for the excellent knowledge share as i told you are a source of inspiration for me 🙂

      can you please let us know how do we have access to Lumira Cloud portal and hands on the same.

      Regards,

      Javed.

      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks. You can try Lumira cloud at - https://cloud.saplumira.com and there are loads of tutorials on SCN Lumira space. This is just one of the ways to do analysis for Portal Activity reporting. If you already have BO Reporting tools (like Dashboards), you could also use them.

      Author's profile photo S J
      S J

      Thanks for the share murli,

      yes you are correct i have done the similar thing in the past using Google Analytics,

      but Lumira features look better and more applealing to me, i will certainly try this as well.

      Regards,

      Javed.