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
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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
This question was asked: Will Esri recognize hierarchies? No
May have custom services
Postal codes are not supported yet
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Figure 7 discusses boards, InfoGraphics and reports. Note that Infographics are static at this time.
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Figure 8 shows how you can change the storyboard visualization properties
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You can edit stories over the web/Lumira Cloud as shown in Figure 9.
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For more details see SAP Lumira Server: SAP Fiori launchpad integration by Christina Obry
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This is not GA yet but in ramp-up
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The speaker said consuming Lumira documents will be “transparent” to the end users through the BI Launchpad
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Figure 14 shows that the BI add-on for Lumira uses BI security concepts
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Figure 15 shows support for scheduling and updating stories
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The speaker said this is being re-worked and to “watch this space”.
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I didn’t have any notes on this slide but thought it contained details to include
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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 –
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
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