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What’s New in Lumira SP 1.17 Webcast Notes

Last week, Henry Banks, SAP, provided this webcast.  He is also a top contributor in the Lumira SCN space.

Since this discusses items in ramp-up and some things in the future the usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

Please see the SAP Help: SAP Lumira – SAP Help Portal Page

Also see the new detailed presentation What’s New in SAP Lumira 1.17 (summary)


Figure 1: Source: SAP

With Lumira 1.17, you can “Compose” now

You can see in Figure 1 that SAP is moving to a “Quality focus” with Lumira

Desktop, cloud, server, updates are all synchronized



Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows that the “first wave” of BW Bex queries are supported.  See SAP Lumira 1.17: Acquire a dataset from SAP BW

HANA Cloud Integration is supported to connect on-premise

To copy from clipboard:


Figure 3: Source: SAP

The desktop version took the Auto suggest from Cloud – as a starting point in the Visualize area

How to create a custom hierarchy is shown in this video:


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows new changes with Desktop including the Facet View, subtotals

For subtotals example see Subtotals in Lumira

Right click on table create new dataset (I didn’t know about this feature – will check it out.)


Figure 5: Source: SAP

See more Influencer examples here Lumira Desktop 1.17 – New Influencer, Visualization Features


Figure 6: Source: SAP

I recall the speaker said this is “Google like” level

See How to use Esri Maps in SAP Lumira

This question was asked: Will Esri recognize hierarchies? No

May have custom services

Postal codes are not supported yet


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 discusses boards, InfoGraphics and reports.  Note that Infographics are static at this time.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows how you can change the storyboard visualization properties


Figure 9: Source: SAP

You can edit stories over the web/Lumira Cloud as shown in Figure 9.

See Checking Out New SAP Lumira Cloud –  InfoGraphics and more


Figure 10: Source: SAP

See How to install SAP Lumira Server, Publish Datasets and Stories

Also see Update SAP Lumira Server 1.17 & New Features


Figure 11: Source: SAP

For more details see SAP Lumira Server: SAP Fiori launchpad integration by Christina Obry


Figure 12: Source: SAP

This is not GA yet but in ramp-up

See How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 1) – Ramp-Up!

How to install SAP BusinessObjects BI add-on for SAP Lumira (Part 2)


Figure 13: Source: SAP

The speaker said consuming Lumira documents will be “transparent” to the end users through the BI Launchpad


Figure 14: Source: SAP

Figure 14 shows that the BI add-on for Lumira uses BI security concepts


Figure 15: Source: SAP

Figure 15 shows support for scheduling and updating stories


Figure 16: Source: SAP

The speaker said this is being re-worked and to “watch this space”.


Figure 17: Source: SAP

I didn’t have any notes on this slide but thought it contained details to include


Figure 18: Source: SAP

No notes on this slide either.

Question & Answer

Q: Can you import Lumira Cloud boards and datasets back into Lumira Desktop?

A: Not at this point

Q: Can you publish to BI Launchpad –

A: yes

Q: Are there plans to bring the ‘Prepare’ room into Lumira cloud?

A: Desktop has Sybase IQ installed locally – can’t answer – not sure if cloud is place for heavy transformations

Q: Can vizPacker extensions be used on Lumira Server/Lumira Cloud boards/infographics/reports?

A: server yes, cloud no – hope too

Q: Without HANA can we export Lumira visualizations to BI Launch Pad? In other words for non-HANA customers can lumira be enhanced to BI Launch Pad

A: No – can use BI Workspaces, Lumira Cloud public URL

Innovations – large amounts of data – new features coming – SP20 planned to have real big data

See SAP BusinessObjects Lumira – Events Calendar

Meet Henry in person at SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas:  SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas | October 20–24, 2014 | Home

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      Henry Banks

      thanks Tammy