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In this blog I want to introduce some of the new features we provide with SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP06. Below you can find the video which includes the following new features:

  • Icon support for numeric tiles
  • Performance improvements for table controls
  • Auto-refresh
  • Interaction between drill-down views
  • Color definition based on standard Fiori color palette
  • Support of additional chart types
  • Filter icon highlighted in case filter is set

Icon support for numeric tiles

For numeric tiles it’s now possible to select an icon that will be shown within the tile. The selection is based on the standard SAPUI5 icon library.

Performance improvements for table controls

Especially for huge data sets we faced issues with the performance in case all data records are loaded at once. In order to avoid this issue we introduced paging for table controls. In that case only the first data records are loaded and displayed in the table control. If you scroll down the additional data records are loaded from the backend. This way we can improve the performance concerning the initial loading and display of tables.

Auto-refresh

With SP05 it is already possible to define an auto-refresh in minutes in the configuration of the Dashboard Builder. With SP06 we provide now the possibility for end users to disable the auto-refresh and to change the refresh interval.

Interaction between drill-down views

If you use multiple Drill-Down views in a detail page you can now jump from one drill-down view to another one passing over the filter. For example you have a drill-down that shows the number of Incidents per priority in a column chart. If you click on a column (e.g. Priority “Very high”) you get a pop-over where you can select the drill-down view where you want to jump to.

In the example above we choose the drill-down view “Per status per week”. In that case the selection (priority “Very high”) will be passed over as filter to the drill-down view “Per status per week”. You always see the current context and the selections in the header of the page. Using the header you can also navigate back to the previous drill-down view.

Color definition based on standard Fiori color palette

In SP06 it was already possible to define colors for charts based on a color picker control. Now we provide the option to choose the colors based on the standard Fiori color palette. In the example below we use the sequential color palette for visualize the priorities from dark blue to light blue.

This is how the result looks like in a bar chart.

Support of additional chart types

For the dashboard tiles and the drill-down views we support now additional chart types. Below you can find a list with all visualizations that can be selected:

  • 100% Stacked Bar chart
  • 100% Stacked Column chart
  • Bar chart
  • Column chart
  • Combination chart (Column and Line)
  • Donut chart
  • Heatmap
  • Horizontal Stacked Combination chart
  • Horizontal Waterfall chart
  • Line chart
  • Micro-Column chart
  • Micro-Comparison chart
  • Micro-Line chart
  • Number-based
  • Pie Chart
  • Stacked Column chart
  • Stacked Combination chart
  • Table
  • Waterfall chart

Filter icon highlighted in case filter is set

In some cases it is not clear whether a global filter is set (either as a default value defined in the configuration or if a filter was set by the end user). With SP06 we highlight the filter icon in the header in case any filter is applied.

In case you have feedback to the new features or if you have any suggestion to further improve the Dashboard Builder, please let me know (just add a comment below the blog). I’m also more than happy to answer your questions.

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