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Is a What if Scenario in Design Studio possible ?

I am sure that some of you either got this question a few times already or were asking this question. A What if Scenario has been one of the popular components from Dashboards (former Xcelsius) and so far SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio does not have a answer for that question out of the box.

Most of you probably know by now that I left SAP a few months back and I joined Visual BI. Not because I did not like it any more at SAP – but simply I was impressed by Visual BI and what the team was and still is able to put together in a very short period of time.

End of February we released our first version of our Extensions for SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and very soon – basically at SAPPHIRE – we will release our second release with a lot of new components and a lot of great additional options for Design Studio (more to come).

One of the new options we added based on customer feedback, is the option to quickly add a What if scenario so that the end user is able to increase / decrease a particular value as part of the overall dashboard.

Instead of me writing it all down and explaining it, I thought I simply record a quick video and show that Design Studio can create What If Scenarios in less than 5 minutes …pretty soon  =:)

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  • Hi Ingo,

    An interesting component.  I am assuming that when linked components are activated at design time, the list of available components is limited to other DSX components only.  In other words, the What If Analyzer component will not recognise the standard Design Studio charts for example.  Is that right?



    • Hello Mustafa,

      your assumption is correct. Our What If Analyzer is able to directly influence or reset the data and then update the data for our components.


      Ingo Hilgefort, Visual BI