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How to install SAP Lumira Server, Publish Datasets and Stories

With one of the latest releases of SAP Lumira (1.15) Server is released. More background information is provided by the excellect blog of Henry Banks.

In this blog I will walk you through the steps as described in the SAP Lumira Server Installation Guide. Please make sure you meet the Installation requirements as mentioned in Chapter 2 of the Installation Guide prior to the installation. The screenshots taken below are from HANA Studio SPS08 rev. 80.

First step to install SAP Lumira Server is to start your HANA Studio. Please select the system on which you want to deploy SAP Lumira Server and right-click to select ‘Lifecycle Management’ – ‘Platform Lifecycle Management’ – ‘SAP HANA lifecycle manager’.

You may be prompted to logon with your <SID>adm account and password to get access to the ‘Lifecycle Management’ tab.


Click on ‘Deploy HANA Content’.


Select the appropriate option applicable to your situation and click ‘Next’.

Browse to the location where you downloaded the .ZIP file from SAP MarketPlace.


The file will be uploaded. When this is completed click ‘Next’.


Click ‘Next’.


Click ‘Run’.


The content will now be deployed.


After a succesfull deployment click ‘Close’.

Next step is to setup the SAP HANA user accounts:

In order to access SAP Lumira Server user accounts must be assigned to one of the following SAP HANA roles created by the installation program:

  • A user assigned to this role is granted permission to view stories.
  • A user assigned to this role is granted the same permissions as the BI_DATA_CONSUMER plus the ability to publish a dataset from SAP Lumira.

In this example I’m going to add the ‘’ role to the user FOEKM00.

Next step is to configure the SQL connection to support the SAP Lumira publishing workflows.

The prequisite for this step is that the HANA user has the following roles assigned:

  • sap.hana.xs.admin.roles::RuntimeConfAdministrator
  • sap.hana.xs.admin.roles::SQLCCAdministrator

Open the SAP HANA admin URL: http://<HOSTNAME>:80<INSTANCE>/sap/hana/xs/admin/

Enter your credentials and click ‘Login’.


Browse to ‘sap’ – ‘bi’ – ‘launchpad’ – ‘logic’ – ‘v2’.


Click on ‘RepoConnection.xssqlcc’ and fill in the user that has the ‘’ assigned to it. Click ‘Save’.


A message at the left bottom of the screen will tell you whether the value is succesfully saved. At the top right corner please logout.

Now it’s time to aquire data, create visualizations and save it to SAP Lumira Server via Lumira Desktop. First step is to change the preferences with the correct URL for your SAP Lumira Server deployment. Please go to ‘File’ – ‘Preferences’.


I have composed the story displayed below and I’m ready to share it. The data source used is an online HANA Analytic View.


Let’s click ‘Share’.


Make sure you select both the story on the right and click on ‘Publish to SAP Lumira Server’.


Enter your credentials and click ‘Connect’.


Click on ‘Publish’.


Click ‘Done’ to close the dialog.

Now let’s go to the launchpad of SAP Lumira Server to access our published dataset. Go to the browser and go to the following URL: http://<HOSTNAME>:80<INSTANCE>/sap/bi/launchpad/

Login with your credentials and you are displayed to all datasets you have access to.


As you can see the dataset has been published and the story can be viewed.


With the upcoming release of SAP Lumira 1.16 additional features and functionalities for SAP Lumria Server will be introduced.

Thanks for reading this blog and please let me know if you have any questions!

With kind regards,

Martijn van Foeken

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  • I'll be book marking this one for future use. I look forward to the update for SP17. Thanks for bringing my attention to this Henry. Well done Martijn.

        • I have no idea what the physical path is where the HTML files are stored on the HANA Server. The content is stored inside a package so I suggest you extend your search in this area. I haven't installed the latest version (1.25) yet so some stuff might be changed with the latest release.

          With kind regards,


          • Hi,

            Once story is published to Dev or QA server, is there is any defined process to move those stories to Production environment just like SAP Hana transport?

            How can I move the lumira stories from server to another server?

            Any help on this transportation would really appreciated.

          • Hi Naresh,

            Unfortunately I'm don't have the latest status regarding the possibility of using SAP HANA life cycle management options for SAP Lumira content. I'm not able to check the installation anymore because that has been upgraded a long time ago. I assume that the content is stored in packages and these can be transported as delivery units. I suggest you start looking there or choose the SAP Lumira integration with the BI platform where LCM is supported!

            With kind regards,


          • We dont have BI setup, its just Lumira accessing Hana directly. Are Hana storyies stored in Hana content packages?If so can i know what the package it stored? is it under*

          • Hi Naresh,

            I can't check it but I assume that the content is stored in HANA packages. Some files are only visible via the repository in the HANA Studio. In the modeler view you would only see the package and a message or tool tip that it contains hidden objects.

            With kind regards,