SAP’s Jie Deng covered this part of the webcast. See Design Studio Best Practices Scripting – ASUG Webcast Part 4 Design Studio Best Practices Design Experience – ASUG Webcast Part 3 CSS Design Studio Best Practices ASUG Webcast Part 2 andDesign Studio Best Practices Webcast – Platform Specifics– ASUG Webcast, Part 1
Note the usual legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.
Figure 1: Source: SAP
Figure 1 shows that you need to set data source as input-ready
You do not lock other user to read the data
You set the planning connection systems to change the data sources
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Crosstab, click on rows, and click into other app, and Design Studio keeps row focus
Note the last bullet in Figure 2 regarding the ability to scroll dimensions
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 recommends this blog by Dirk Mayrock
See the note on the right of Figure 3 that multi language support is planned for 1.4 SP1.
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Release 1.4 will have this drill down via context menu. See another blog by DirkEnable “Drill” navigation behaviour like in WebI
Video by Dirk:
Figure 5: Source: SAP
If you don’t want to bookmark something, you have to close the part you don’t want to bookmark
Release 1.4 will allow you to save only a part that you want to bookmark, not just snapshot
SAP provided the following information regarding performance:
Tips & Tricks for Improving Performance of Design Studio Applications
Note 2057243 : -> Static Mimes Loading – Changed for Better Client Cache (in 1.3 SP1)
Document: New Event Triggers
SAP UI5 Icon Explorer:
SDK Samples + Templates
SAP UI5 Controls
SDK Examples from Mike Howles
2012549 – Conditional formatting property issue within a chart when show scaling factors property is set to true
2017146 – Java Script Error when tab Strip
2020508 – Prompt Screen – Last variable not reachable
2012082 – Conditional Formatting is based on dimension/measure description rather than UID
2010734 – Conditional formatting property will not work within a chart when show scaling factors property is set to true
2019759 – Conditional formatting & scaling factor
1773751 – Support note for client
Product Tutorials: Official Product Tutorials – SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.x
YouTube Design Studio Playlist SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio Tutorials – YouTube
SCN Page: SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio
Official Product Roadmap: https://service.sap.com/~sapidb/011000358700000390622012D.pdf
Question & Answer
Q: Is there any way to filter on measures? We need this option badly.
A: Do you mean at runtime? in Crosstab? No, currently we don’t have‑
A: you can implement via scripting‑
Q: Is date prompt allowed in Design Studio application?
Q: Another question, I see the tutorial on how to use the Ad-Hoc template. Is there a tutorial on how to use the template for KPI initial screen and the KPI detail screen?
A: Search for this on sap.com/LearnBI
Q: Is there any possibility of getting RRI(RSBBS) functionality in upcoming DS1.4 release ?
like Design studio from(jump) to Analysis Excel/OLAP/etc !
Can we also use BW-BADI’s while passing some parameters values via RRI.
A: RRI is in the roadmap for 1.4 and please ask more details re 1.4 in next week’s webcast‑
Q: Fragment bookmark will work only with Panel or as well with other cintainer components like Grid Layout and Tabstrip etc..?
A: Fragment bookmark – only a part of the application‑
Q: on setDataSelection() can I also get based on navigational attributes ?
A: No, not for chart selection – only for dimensions in initial view‑
Q: If I have multiple planning sequences/planning functions, how do I execute all of them at once ? is there any global event to perform !
A: Planning function/event – trigger – build a button and put all planning functions together‑
Q: All of the other BOBJ client tools are very easy. There is not a high degree of ramp up to start using them. This tool however is exponentially more difficult and requires a whole new unique set of skills. Are there plans to make this more drag and drop
A: Some drag and drop is coming in 1.4 – join ASUG next week for the webcast‑
Q: How do I share my customized personalized variable settings with other users/developers ?
A: Currently not possible (variants); today bookmark with variable values and share. 1.4 bookmark a part of app and then share with colleagues
Q: Does DS1.3 support display attributes of BEX queries? Is there a way to convert the existing BW bookmarks to DS bookmarks?
A: Crosstab you can see the attributes but not in chart. Look to add to chart in 1.5. Can’t convert bookmarks
Q: Are we planning to have certification for Design Studio ?
A: Not right now
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