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SAP BusinessObjects Analysis Office 2.1 – a First Look

SAP’s Alex Peter shared some new features in 2.1 here Visual Design in Analysis Office 2.1 (e.g. Hichert)

Note this product is in ramp-up.

Because Analysis shares a common installer with the EPM connector, you will see a new sheet type

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The above sheet type is an “Analysis” sheet type on the shown on the Components tab of the Display panel.

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What is really exciting too is a new free-form calculation now available.  It is a new formula editor to go beyond the quick calculations to define your own calculations.  Above the free-form calculation is available in the Context Menu

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It is also available in the Ribbon as shown above

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It is also available in the Display panel as shown above.

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The above shows a simple example of how the Formula looks.

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Although not specifically mentioned in the documentation, the Save View is now available in the Ribbon and not just the Context Menu.

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Although not new in 2.1 I did notice you can do multi-selects in formatting; the above I select multiple dimensions and format them as Text and key

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I also noticed the steps to format row height are more streamlined now.

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Source: SAP

Above lists the new 2.1 features according to the SAP Help.

Separately, ASUG is relauncing the ASUG SAP Analysis Influence Council ReLaunch Webcast

Reference:

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