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Hi!

In this post I am going to show how to create Fiori Tile for Analytical query in case of S/4HANA system.

Analytical query could be for example:

  • CDS view based analytical query visible in Query Browser App
  • Standard BEx reporting or planning query

Query could exist in:

  • In BackEnd server of S/4HANA system, for example in case of CDS view based analytical query
  • In External SAP BW system, for example in case of Corporate Data Warehouse approach

Using this approach Fiori LaunchPad could be a single entry point both for transnational and analytical purposes. But using Analysis for Excel reporting client as simple and known to analyst user reporting tool.

Prerequisite:

  • Analysis for Office should be installed at client machine
  • At the FrontEnd server part of S/4HANA system in SICF t-code service /sap/bw/analysis must be activated

Step-by-step:

  1. Create a Fiori catalog in t-code /ui2/flpd_cust at FrontEnd server part of S/4HANA system or use existing one. This is needed for accumulate Fiori tiles of analytical reports.

2. Open Fiori catalog and create a new static tile:

Enter Title, Subtitle (in needed) and Target URL.

 

http://<server>:<port>/sap/bw/analysis?OBJECT_ID=<query>&OBJECT_TYPE=QUERY&APPLICATION=EXCEL

Target URL should include server and port. You could find it when test a service in SICF t-code.

Include analytical query technical name in URL.

In our example analytical query name: 2CCCHARTOFACC

Save configuration and check that Fiori Tile now appears a catalog.

3. At FrontEnd server part of S/4HANA system create a new role in t-code PFCG or use existing one, assign Fiori catalog to Menu in this role.

4. At FrontEnd server part of S/4HANA system assign role to a user in t-code SU01.

5. Open Fiori LaunchPad at FrontEnd server part of S/4HANA system in t-code /ui2/flp or directly by browser link.

6. Add a new Fiori Tile to a Fiori group that you prefer by Editing Home Page. Now you could see a new tile in Fiori LaunchPad.

7. Open it. Analysis for Excel will be opened.

Additional Notes:

  • You could make steps 1-2 for many analytical reports.
  • To open report in PowerPoint part of Analysis enter POWERPOINT instead of EXCEL in Target URL.
  • Depend of configuration you need to enter credentials, I am not expert at this area and could not explain details to configure.
  • To make it useful for user create a Fiori group with this Fiori Tiles and assign it to role. In this case uses will see this Tiles in Fiori LaunchPad without step 6.

Thank you for attention!

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  1. Former Member

    Great post thank you! I tried the same but somehow only get a file called analysis.sapaox. Is this right? When opening this file with BO Analysis it ends with an error immediate but no details.

    Could you please confirm you also download these sapaox files first and then BO Analysis is opening the query itself?

    Are there any prerequisites I have to fullfil? BO Analysis version or BW release?

     

    Thanks a lot!

    Jonathan

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  2. Jyoti Jain

    Great Post . Thank you for sharing the information.

    As seen in above scenario we can only map ONE Analytical Query to ONE Tile. Due to this only one query can be tagged / opened in Analysis Office which is quite similar to hardcoding.

    I would like to know, is there any possibility that we can assign multiple Analytical Queries to Tile / Tiles and they can be open seamlessly in Analysis office ( similar to opening of Analytical Queries in SAP Design studio)  rather than restricting to one tile.

    Any idea pls.

    Regards,

    Jyoti Jain

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    1. Maksim Alyapyshev Post author

      Hi, an option is:

      1. Create workbook, add there queries you need to open, charts, formation etc.

      2. Modify link to:

      http://<server>:<port>/sap/bw/analysis?OBJECT_ID=<workbook_techname>&OBJECT_TYPE=DOCUMENT&APPLICATION=EXCEL

      Br, Maksim

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  3. Former Member

    Hello Maksin, Thank you for sharing the information.

    Actually we are trying to implement the same solution described here but unfortunately when we click on the tile the following message comes up on the browser:

     

    Is there any additional configuration to be done on the server or S4HANA side?

     

    Regards

    Tiago Pinto

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  4. Former Member

    Very informative post. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m curious to know the other way round. Can I open any Fiori tile from an AFO report ?

    Thanks,

    Prashanth

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  5. Former Member

    Hi Maksim,

    Very informative post.

    I had a security-related question related to custom Analytics query.

    How can we restrict access to custom analytics query that is run through query browser?

    A developer might publish a custom query in production. Anyone with access to query browser would be able to access the published query.

    Can you please help?

    Regards

    Nipun

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