Consumption of CDS views in Analysis for Office
What is Analysis for Office?
SAP Business Objects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office, is a Microsoft Office Add-In that allows multidimensional analysis of OLAP sources. It connects to SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP HANA.
Analysis plug-in includes versions for Microsoft Excel where Analysis for Microsoft Excel is a reporting tool.
CDS View to be consumed by Analysis for Office
Here we will learn through top down approach i.e. understanding the consumption view first and then going down to the interface views consumed in consumption view. After consuming the view, we will learn ways to view the latest data and to change value of input parameters without launching analysis for Office again.
Below is your consumption view Z_C_SFLIGHT_SCARR which is using interface view Z_I_SCARRFLIGHT_DEMO
Z_I_SCARRFLIGHT Is Association of two Views Z_I_SCARRDEMO and Z_I_FLIGHTDEMO on carrier ID
Interface view Z_I_FLIGHTDEMO
Interface view Z_I_SCARRDEMO
Steps to consume CDS view in Analysis for Office
Insert a data source (in our case a CDS view) and display the results in Analysis for Office
Skip the Logon to SAP Business Objects BI Platform
Select the system
Search with SQL view name of CDS view
Annotation @Consumption.filter is used to apply filter on the fields of a view. Marking multiple selection as true allows multiple inputs on the field. Also a field can be marked as optional or mandatory using the same annotation.
Refer line number 16 in Fig. 1
Here, @consumption.filter is applied on CarrierId.
Use value help and select Airline AA
Press OK and you will be able to view the data in Analysis for Office
This excel sheet can be saved and provided as a template for the end user. End user can change the input parameter via prompts and view data accordingly.
Also, Refresh All button can be used to view the latest data.
Click on Prompts from Data Source
This simple example demonstrated how easy it is to create user friendly reports using CDS View and its annotations.