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Welcome to part 3 of this blog with step-by-step instructions on how to setup Fiori Analytics on HANA Cloud Platform using Smart Business Service on HANA Cloud Platform. Before starting here, make sure you have done all steps in part 1 and part 2.

In order to create tiles that display key information from the underlying application data services. We will need to configure Business Systems and set our Data Sources right.

1. Click on Configure Business Systems


2. Enter your Data Source and Click Save.


3. Click on Create KPI


4. Fill in all the mandatory fields


Point your KPI to Data Source in our case – Business System01

OData Service used is the one which we have previously annotated /salesByRegion.xsodata  – *don’t forget to Save and Activate


5. Create Evaluation for your KPI which will define what information about the KPI or OPI is visible to the SAP Smart Business user at runtime.


6. Configure the input parameters and filters.


7. You can also set values for the dimensions to act as additional filters.


8. Configure the target, thresholds, and Activate and Configure Tile. Only active evaluations are available at runtime. To visualize an evaluation, you must create a tile using the Configure KPI Tiles app.


9. The Configure KPI Tiles app allows you to create tile visualisations for an active evaluation. Click on previously created KPI Evaluation and Add Tile.


10. In the Configured Tiles view, select your groups and catalogs and Save and Configure Drill-Down.


11. Click on Configure which will allow you to set-up the generic drill-down application that you navigate to when you click the KPI or OPI tile in the runtime environment.


12. Select your Dimension – in our case Region and click on Ok.


13. This will open up Drill-Down Chart Configuration screen > Change your Visualisation Type and Title > Save View


14. Click on Save Configuration


15. Refresh your Portal screen and click on newly created KPI Tile * SalesByRegion



Congratulations, you have created your KPI using Smart Business Service on HCP!

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  1. Yu-Ju Louise Huang

    Hi Nash,

    It’s a very helpful blog post!

    But I have a problem:

    If I select other tile format like “Actual vs. Target Tile”,

    I will not open the drill-down view after I click on KPI Tile.

    Please guide me. Thank you!

  2. Former Member

    Hi everyone,

    I get an error when activating my created KPI. I followed the steps above.


    Do you have any suggestions why?

    Thanks a lot,


  3. Michael Kercsmar

    Hi, I am having trouble getting step #4 to return any data. I verified that I did all the steps in part 2 correctly but the KPI does not return any data. Can someone point me to how I can debug the problem. Thanks Michael

  4. Former Member

    Hello Nash,

    I cannot move forward from the ‘configure KPI tiles’ step. The reason is that I do not see any catalogs in the select catalogs list. Neither can I select any groups. Can you suggest what could be the issue?


  5. Former Member


    Hi Nash,

    It’s a very helpful blog post!

    But I have a problem:

    I created a custom calulated view and used it in SalesByRegion.xsodata but while creating KPI doesnt find any value for field value measure.

    Please guide me. Thank you!


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