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Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham

HANA Cloud Portal meets Cloud for Analytics

In one of the latest blog post by my colleague Nash Gajic, we found out how to setup HANA Cloud Platform multitenant database as a remote data source and use it with SAP Cloud for Analytics to visualize and share the insights with other users.

I have decided to take this step further and describe how SAP Cloud for Analytics can be used along with the HANA Cloud Portal. The main focus of this post is on how quickly the IT department – or, better yet, the business users themselves – can turn critical analytics data into the self-service portal for customers & partners.

                             

Navigate to Services in the menu and activate the service “HANA Cloud Portal”

Configure the Portal Service


Click on the configure SAP HANA Cloud Portal link to launch the configuration section of the Cloud Portal


In the roles section ensure your user is assigned to the role “TENANT_ADMIN” as shown below. If not, you will have to manually assign it.

Create a Portal Site


Launch the Cloud Portal by clicking on the “Go to Service” link


From the site directory menu, click on the + icon.

Select the “SAP Fiori Launchpad“ as a template and click on create button

In the Get Started section, click on “Create App Tile”

Click on the Site Preview at the top right hand corner

This will open the site in a new tab

When you click on the tile “Sales Report”, it will launch the C4A visualizations. It will prompt for a User/password as we have not setup any authentication between the two applications. After providing the login details, you will get to see the same C4A visualizations which you previewed earlier.

Using the Cloud Portal is one way to expose your Visualizations/reports. Based on your requirements, you can hook up these reports within other Cloud solutions or even to your on-premise solutions.

This will conclude part 2.In the next part, we’ll have a closer look on some of the additional things that we can do using SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Cloud for Analytics.

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      Author's profile photo Anil Palathattil Bhaskaran
      Anil Palathattil Bhaskaran

      Great blog Murali!! Keep it up.

      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Anil.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Is C4A connected to a HANA DB instance on HCP bandwidth excluded out of out-bound allocation?

      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham
      Blog Post Author

      My understanding is that the bandwidth would be excluded. All communication between HCP DBaaS and C4A would be treated as internal and would not account on out-bound bandwidth utilization.

      Author's profile photo Tony de Thomasis
      Tony de Thomasis

      Great stuff Murali, weblog is clear and easy to follow.

      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tony, Thanks for your feedback.

      Author's profile photo ASHUTOSH SHRIVASTAVA
      ASHUTOSH SHRIVASTAVA

      Hi Murli,

      Noce blog..

      I tried to do given steps  and after subscription, i went to Services.

      but i dint find SAP HANA Cloud Portal.

      Thanks,

      Ashutosh

      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ashutosh,

      Thanks. The service has been renamed to "Portal Service" recently.  For further queries, please open a discussion and tag me in the question. I will be happy to assist.

      Thanks,

      Murali.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      These two blogs of HCP and C4A is so great!

      They are really helpful for me!

      I'm looking forward to the next part.

      Thank you!

      Yuling

      Author's profile photo Mel Calucin
      Mel Calucin

      Hi Murali,

      Thanks for the blog.

      Now that C4A is now Analytics Cloud, does this integration with the Fiori Launchpad on SAP Cloud Portal still work?   Has Analytics Cloud gone through just a renaming or has the Analytics Cloud now have a new architecture such that it no longer works with Fiori Launchpad on SAP Cloud Portal?

      Thanks.

      Regards,

      Mel Calucin

      Author's profile photo Murali Shanmugham
      Murali Shanmugham
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mel,

      Its only a name change. No major Architectural change. You should still be able to launch the reports from Fiori Launchpad