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BI2014 Design Studio 1.3 Planned Updates

This past week at BI 2014 we learned more about what is coming in Design Studio 1.3.  I discussed some of this here at BI 2014 Design Studio and Dashboards – Looking to the Future but I didn’t have high quality screen shots.

Given the feedback of the low quality of my pictures at BI 2014, I decided to cut and paste slides from a DSAG webinar on Design Studio, combining it from notes at BI 2014.  Note that the usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change. See below:

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows BW Integrated Planning support.  At last year’s TechEd, SAP explained this was the number one rated feature on Idea Place for Design Studio.  This week SAP relayed that charing extensions and configuration properties were enhanced.  Bookmarking was also planned to be delivered in 1.3

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

Planned for Design Studio 1.3 is HANA native deployment.  So starting with Design Studio 1.3 you can use Design Studio locally, on BIP, on BW, and HANA.

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

As discussed Monday at BI 2014 more CVOM properties are exposed as shown in Figure 3.  You can see font weight, colors on the axes, and a long list on the general properties.

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows conditional formatting for charts so you can configure threshold for charts, changing colors.

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows that scaling factors will be supported in Design Studio 1.3.  At BI 2014 I don’t recall that much was discussed on Lumira CVOM SDK integration.

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Figure 6: Source: SAP


Figure 6 shows improvements in variable prompts.  You can set the maximum value displayed in the right of Figure 6. 


There was a discussion whether you should really be using variables in a dashboard at BI 2014.

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Figure 7: Source: SAP


Figure 7 shows support for bookmarking, which was also discussed at Las Vegas TechEd last year.


Personalization is supported, allowing you to save your own views of the Design Studio application.

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Figure 8: Source: SAP


Figure 8 shows more flexible scripting options



Via twitter, more upcoming scripting options are mentioned for 1.3 :


We also saw a recording of a Design Studio 1.3 demonstration:

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Demonstration of Design Studio 1.3


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