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Author's profile photo Edward Yan

Did you know… Shortcuts in Lumira Desktop?

Below are some shortcuts that you may or may not be aware of in Lumira Desktop:

1) A dimension can be added in different ways:

  • Double click
  • Drag and drop
  • Select from the plus button


2) Chart builder panel can be shown on the right (default is left)


3) Click on the chart icon to pick a chart instead of the dropdown menu unless you want a specific type (Save one click!)


4) Under Measures, click on the Option button beside a measure to see a list of additional functionalities.


“Did you know…” is a series of short blogs by the BI & Analytics Competence Centre, a global team within SAP engineering focused 100% on customer success. They are a useful reminder of Lumira hints, tips and best practices.

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      Author's profile photo Florian Henninger
      Florian Henninger

      Hi Edward,

      I like the idea of your blog series and it is a nice way to share information, but isn't that a bit too basic knowledge to share as a blog? You know, Lumira has a strong wiki and a awesome set of documentation. It makes it easy to find all the information you shared.

      Nevertheless the idea is strong, so why not having a bigger example and maybe also create a github-folder (or something similar) to download some data to get the hands dirty and have a blog series which shows how to calculate and redfine the data.


      (Maybe to a real world example: sales-areas with ERP or S/4 datatables 😉 )

      Author's profile photo Edward Yan
      Edward Yan
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Florian for your suggestion. I will review and improve in the future.

      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      +1 to Florian. Also please note that "how-to's" are supposed to be posted as documents, not blogs (see here). Blog format would work if it was an announcement of a new feature in version X, for example.

      I understand the idea here is to have "short blogs", but if you look around you might notice that traditionally the SCN blogs have a little more "meat on their bones".

      Author's profile photo Iver van de Zand
      Iver van de Zand this is my personal blog with some similar ideas. The pareto examples show some best practices in Lumira accompanied by little videos