As you know SAP Lumira 1.21 is now on SMP. Unfortunately there were a couple of issues on the data connection UI on Lumira Desktop that has caused confusions. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and we are looking for the earliest possible improvements.
1. In some installations, selection to connect to Universe does not show up in the New Dataset dialog.
This is an UI issue caused by a stale cache. At this time it needs to be cleaned manually by deleting the configuration cache.
Please refer to SAP Knowledge Base 2109423 for the steps.
2. There is a string error in the New Dataset dialog for connectivity option for SAP BW (Business Warehouse). It is caused by a tool error at the last minute inserting an incorrect string. There is no functional changes with regards to Lumira support for BW in this release.
“Download from SAP Business Warehouse” should say “Connect to SAP Business Warehouse” as it has been in SAP Lumira 1.17-1.20. This connectivity option allows you to connect to BEx Query of an InfoProvider and visualize the data.
Option to acquire data from SAP BW and mash up with another data is planned in 2015 and it will include ability to compose stories and share the story to a server.
Once again we apologize for the issues and we are looking into better addressing the problems at the earliest possible time.