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Author's profile photo Nic Smith

Newsfeed Visual Extension with SAP Lumira

Here is a sample visual extension you can try with SAP Lumira. Think you have what it takes to enter the DataGeek Challenge?

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Visualization Extension Setup:

  1. Unzip the contents of the newsbundle.zip archive to: ####### THE PATH TO PA INSTALL #####\Desktop\extensions\bundles
  2. if the bundles directory is not there, create it
  3. Once daextension is configured, add newsfeed extension to a visualization and storyboard.
  4. You can select format as well as feed type  (Top stories, Most Popular, or Upcoming stories)
  5. There are 3 layouts to choose from (horizontal, vertical, etc) as well as many options to format color, actions, etc, the speed at which it scrolls, etc.

Data Access Extension Setup:

  1. First open your SAPLumira or Predictive INI file and add these 2 entries:
    1. -Dactivate.externaldatasource.ds=true
    2. -Dhilo.externalds.folder=C:\PATH TO YOUR INSTALL !!!!!!  PAY ATTENTION TO THE DESKTOP DIR AS THE ANCHOR \Desktop\daextensions
  2. Save INI file.
  3. If daextensions does not exist create the folder in desktop folder
  4. Unzip contents of daextensions.zip into the daextensions folder.
  5. Create new doc. Pick External Data Source.
  6. Select news service entry and click Next -> Create

Download SAP Lumira at www.saplumira.com

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great stuff Nic !

      We've been tinkering with Lumira Viz Extensions and this will be a good aid in our endeavour !

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nic, the viz extension works fine. The data extension not so well.

      Can you give a bit more details on what to expect from the newsfeed data extension ?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Nic,

      this is supposed to be an RSS reader right? i couldnt find an option to change rss url within DAE,

      Author's profile photo Christopher Vozella
      Christopher Vozella

      I am having some probs getting the Viz Extension working - checked pathing, unpacking, and the like and seems good.  Anyone else have any problems w/ it or suggestions?

      DAE went in fine...

      Thanks,

      C

      Author's profile photo Christopher Vozella
      Christopher Vozella

      Got some help from Steve Saunders and got it working.  Not quite sure what we did but working now!