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What is new and coming in Lumira 1.20 Webcast with Question & Answer

Sharon Om, SAP, provided this webcast today.  She wrote this last week What’s New in SAP Lumira 1.20 (summary)

Below are more details provided by Sharon Om

Lumira 1.20 was released on October 22nd


Figure 1: Source: SAP

The bar chart in the lower left of Figure 1 has prompting icon

The chart to the right shows conditional formatting, available in table only

Top right shows collapse to maximize viewing screen


Figure 2: Source: SAP

You can change the number formatting from multiple places


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Conditional formatting is available on the crosstab


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 covers adding links (I have not tried)


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Planned improvements (always subject to change) include making the crosstab like a pivot table

Question & Answer:

Q: Can prompts come from universe?

A: They can come from universe, BW or HANA

Q: Could you please repeat what is Enhanced data access extension mean? what would be new capabilities for it?

A: Today have data access extension not publicly know – today use CSV to plug – still working

Will communicate via SCN or webinars

Q: Ignoring Lake Michigan?

A: Issue with Navtec map, fix is coming

Q: It seems like share to e-mail is gone from 1.19 to 1.20.  Was that on purpose?

A: Sees it for the chart

Q: Infographic refresh is only limited to universe data sources ?

A: If use Lumira desktop and use Excel, it will reflect

Server side refresh is limited to Universe – more enhancements are planned

Q: When would the next update for number formatting be? In particular, currency?

A: More tricky; in plans, depending on data sources, need to work intricacies

An entry in idea place

Q: what release did we expect PDF exportability?

A: Within the next 1 or 2 releases

Q: Can we share the story on Launchpad ? Can other users open those stories without having Lumira installed on desktop?

A: With BI4, Lumira Server & HANA you can share

With Cloud, you can use BI Workspaces

More plans communicated with BI4/BI4 Edge

Q: Could you please let me know what predictive analysis is Lumira capable to do?, How can we enable it?

A: Tutorials – in a line chart, can plot regression, can enable

Q: Is there option to connect to sources like twitter or social media?

A: Data access extension framework is the way to go for this

Q: Can you have multiple BW queries as source ?

A: planned

Q: PDF version – can it be refreshed with data?

A: Not refreshed with data

Will release extension points in the future

Q: Do you know about issues connecting to BW in 1.20? It worked for me in 1.18 but not longer working

A: Please raise support ticket

Q: if PDF data is possible to be refreshed.  What will be user authorization required? Does user need access to Lumira or underline BW / Hana system?

A: For PDF can’t refresh; it is static; can choose to apply filter; once downloaded authorization is not required

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      Is there a Export in Power Point planed to ?

      Best Regards,

      Nawid Sayed

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks


      Yes, there is a committed plan for PPT / PDF but it is not delivered in SP20.  I think maybe +5 additional releases, so looking like H2 2015



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you,

      and is it planed that we can move the datalabel manually ?

      Best Regards

      Author's profile photo Sharon Om
      Sharon Om

      We are currently planning to deliver export to PDF and publishing extension.  Export to PDF should happen within 1H 2015.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Currently on Lumira 1.25.1, we demo this tool often and its a sore subject when Lake Michigan is missing (considering we are a Chicago based company) on geospatial demo's.

      Any idea what version of SAP Lumira this will be fixed? We understand its not a huge priority but it distracts potential customers from adopting this great tool.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jonathan - I don't work for SAP; I am a customer

      I encourage you to create a new discussion thread so SAP may reply to this.  I would agree Lake Michigan being missing would be a mistake.