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This was the final exercise in the Design Studio course in Learning Hub.  For more on Learning Hub see Getting access & accessing SAP Learning Hub #SAPEducation by Tom Cenens

The first part of the exercise covered using the KPI Tile.  The prerequisite is that you already installed the sample KPI tile in Design Studio.  For more information on how to do that see the SAP Help at SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.2 SP01 – SAP Help Portal Page


The above shows how it looks in run time, where I have the Project Budget, Actuals and Project Budget Balance total amounts all “bound” to the KPI tile.


The above shows the data binding for the total project budget.


Also part of the exercise was setting up the combination dual-axis chart with tool tips.  The tool tips show in the above that the Alterations actuals is the main cause of being over budget.

Video of KPI tile:

For some reason I had trouble getting the KPI tile to install and I deviated from the SAP help instructions.  If I have time I will document what I did.


ASUG Annual Conference – Add Dashboarding/Design Studio to Your Agenda

Design Studio will be part of the ASUG Annual  pre-conference on June 2nd:

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, SAP BW, and SAP BW on HANA – All in One Day Hands on Full Day

For more details see Preview of 2014 ASUG Annual Conference: Focus SAP Integration with SAP BI BW ERP/ECC and Analytics SIG

Upcoming ASUG Webcast:  May 6: What’s New in Design Studio 1.3

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  1. Former Member

    Hi Tammy,


    I had the same problem to install SAP Design Studio SDK Templates and Samples zip file for version 1.3.



    Could you share your knowledge?




  2. Former Member

    Hey Tammy excellent post, was wondering if you could share the learning hub course name;) and if it is still available on learning hub;)

    thanks for your share

    1. Tammy Powlas
      Post author

      Hi Stavros – given the date, my guess is this is the Design Studio Learning Map 1.2 – see screen shot below for the Learning Map Design Studio courses – I recommend them:


  3. Former Member

    Hi Tammy,


    I was wondering if it is possible to use the KPI Tile with a data extension. Since graphical data selection isn’t allowed for custom data sources, how can I manually enter the selection string?


    Thanks and regards,

    Yash Modi

      1. Former Member

        Hi Mustafa,


        No, I’m still on 1.4. Haven’t migrated to 1.5 yet. Have a deadline coming up for a few deliverables. I’ll upgrade once I’m done.


        I did find a way to enter the selection manually for the time being. Being able to do it using GUI will be extremely helpful though. Looking forward to working with the new version soon.






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