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Today ASUG had a BEx Quo Vadis webcast, with 57 questions in the question and answer.  Interest was quite high.

Part 1 is BEx Quo Vadis? BI Client Recommendations for BEx Customers ASUG Webcast Part 1

Future items are subject to change and any forward looking statements are subject to the disclaimer (no commitment).

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

We are in the middle stage here as shown in Figure 1

SAP has enabled the SDK in Design Studio 1.2

For the agnostic space they have added.UNX support

Look to the future – 1.3 planned to ship in Q2 next year

SAP plans to offer a Lumira SDK for Design Studio to build components for both

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Analysis Edition for Office/OLAP and Design Studio are recommended

Reporting use case – Crystal and Web Intelligence

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 was not directly covered in the webcast, but was included in the slides.  Future plans are subject to change.  Questions during the webcast include bookmarking and BW-IP.

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 was not discussed in the webcast but was included in the slides.  This deployment option has been discussed before during other conferences.

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

During the webcast SAP demonstrated an integration with Google Maps.  Figure 5 shows an SDK option by SAP Partner CubeServ

Subset of Question & Answer

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Q:  Can we consider the Design Studio as revised version of WAD tool?

A:  officially, it is a premium “alternative” of it – we target to cover all essential WAD scenarios with Design Studio. 

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Q:  Is there any limitation on max no of output results(cells) in design studio 1.2 ?

A:  No limitation on the data output itself. 

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Q:  If I were to use SAP Lumira with Bex query(as data source) along with Non SAP systems, it it possible ?

A:  Lumira does not support BEx Queries at this time – only BW BI4 universes 

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Q:  How long MDX statements are supported ?

A:  we don’t do MDX in Analysis Office or Design Studio. use queries or HANA models instead 

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Q:  Any plans for drag-and-drop functionality with the Analysis grid item similar to what is in BEx 7.x?

A:  drag and drop is possible in Analysis grid, e.g. adding/removing new dimensions/measures, sorting, filtering etc. 

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Q:  If we use Bex queries, we can simulate using RSRT for any specific calculations to be verified/checked. How Can I simulate Design Studio using Bex as data source assuming that built-in custom code within Design studio?

A:  you can use ALL Bex queries in Design Studio …  

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Q:  Is Design Studio a replacement BeX Query Designer?

A:  No it is not – there is no replacement for BEx Query Designer 

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Q:  Which mobile devices(Apple/Adroid/windows) versions are supported for Design Studio ?

A:  iOS devices 

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Q:  What is ‘Idea Place’?

A:  Go to ideas.sap.com – a place to recommend enhancement requests 

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Q:  Are future enhancements planned for BEx Query Designer?

A:  An eclipse version is coming with 7.40 

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Q:  Does that mean Bex Query Designer is not going away?

A:  It is not going away 

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Q:  is it possible to save a design studio dashboard display to PDF format?

A:  not a native PDF generator yet, we have printing on the roadmap. 

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    1. Tammy Powlas Post author

      That was not discussed but we have an ASUG Mobile BI webcast this week where I expect that will be asked

      Thank you for reading/commenting

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