SSCE is an acronym of Self Service Composition Environment. SSCE is one of the feature of SAP MII 15.0. It has been given a name Self Service Composition Environment because it provides an environment to a developer where one can create their own dashboards with a very little efforts. This tool enables user to create dashboards by just drag and dropping MII objects.
This blog mainly focuses on how to represent data in a Tabular or Chart format by using SSCE features.
Firstly, in order to launch the SSCE follow the below steps :-
- Logon to MII portal.
- Expand Content Development.
On expanding, some links will be displayed.
3. Click the link Self Service Composition Environment as shown below.
On clicking the link, a homepage of SSCE will appear which will display list of all the previously developed dashboards. Now, in order to create our own dashboard follow the below images:-
- Click on the Create Dashboard icon as shown below.
2. On clicking Create dashboard icon a pop up will appear which will ask for which type of dashboards we want to use.
3. After selecting one of the layout, click ‘Finish’. Now our dashboard is ready to be used as shown below.
Now, in order to represent your data in Tabular/Chart format follow the below steps :-
- Go to MII Content on the right hand side of the created dashboard screen as shown in fig(a).
- Expand Query Templates and Select one of the Tag query whose data is to be represented as shown in fig(b).
- Finally drag and drop the selected query as shown in fig(c).
4. After dragging and dropping the query on the work area. We need to select the format whether to see the data in tabular format or in a form of chart. So, in order to have a particular format we need to configure it. For configuring, click on the Configure Visualization icon as shown in fig(d).
5. On clicking a pop up will appear where we can configure all the desired requirements as shown in fig(e).
6. After configuring all the required fields, click on Apply. Now, In order to see the desired result, go to preview link written on the top as shown in fig(f).
7. In the Preview Screen, the data will be represented in the form of table as shown in fig(g).
8. Now, In order to represent data in the form of chart then go to Design tab on the top and again follow the sequence from step-4 and select “Chart” instead of “Table” in the Select Type field of Configure visualization pop-up screen. From the Select Chart field, we can select any type of chart which will be best suited to our requirements. In fig(h), data is represented in the form of “Stacked Bar” chart.
Below is one more example which is comparing the performance of two machines.