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Author's profile photo Lakshmikanth Adharapurapu

Migration of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6 reports to SAP Lumira Designer

Applies to:

SAP Lumira discovery 2.0 with SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 version.



This blog gives a detailed broader picture on how to migrate the SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6 reports to SAP  Lumira Designer.


Created on: 30th Nov 2017.



SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio version should be on 1.6.


Migration Procedure:

Step1: Launch SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio application and open the dashboard and ensure application is in SAPUI5M mode, incase if application is in SAPUI5 mode then please migrate the Design Studio report in to SAPUI5M mode.


Step 2: Once step 1 is completed, Export the design studio  SAPUI5M mode application with all referenced files and store it in the local drive which will be in .zip file.


Step 3: Login in to SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Designer (in this eg I will try to import the applications using preferred mode SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Documents.


Step 4: Right click the document and say import application and import the .zip file which was exported from Design Studio application


Click next—-Next


Map the back end connection with BusinessObjects server



Step 4: If you can follow the same procedure mentioned in the step 3 for the startup mode ‘SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform’ to import the design studio .zip file, if the report needs to directly opened/saved in BI Platform similar to design studio report.


Risk assessment during Migration

There are certain risk assessments  needs to be done during the migration.

Step 1: Standard components compatibility

Out of 32 standard components, conversion from SAPUI5 to SAPUI5M mode of Design Studio report  will not be supported by  application components FILTERLINE_1 and FRAGMENTGALLERY_1 components, they will be deleted once conversion takes place in to SAPUI5M mode. Hence these components needs to be replaced with relevant components in Lumira.



Step 2: Though chart and info charts are compatible to convert SAP BusinessObjects design studio components in SAPUI5M mode, sometimes they cause issues in SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Designer,they have to be replaced with Lumira specific chart type.

Please see the warning message when we import SAP BusinessObjects Design studio 1.6 SAPUI5M components with charts and info charts which are not compatible in SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Designer.


Lumira compatible chart



Step3: SDK component compatibility check

I have tested on SDK components ‘’ and not all the components are compatible during migration. Incase if anyone using these SDK extensions and trying convert SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio components from SAPUI5 mode to SAPUI5M mode then below SDK components are not compatible for migration and alternative approaches needs to be considered to replace these components.


Design Studio SDK components

Lumira SDK components


Unsupported SDK components from ‘’  in Lumira as of today


Note: I have only considered ‘’  and above components are unsupported components as of today. Unsupported components list may vary.

There are several other SDK components whose compatibility did not covered in this document.


Step4: Script Considerations:

Java scripts needs to be modified and corrected at global script level and on select level,in case if you replace standard lumira components with unsupported standard/SDK Design Studio components explained above.

In our scenario we have corrected the java script related to SDK donut chart and standard Design Studio charts where we have to show the donut and charts based on specific conditions with data, hence all corrective procedure needs to be taken to correct the script.


Step5: CSS Script Considerations:

After the migration most of the css code worked fine for us, Please find the details.

  1. Switch between text colors, text fonts, calling the images, calling the images using URI decoder link, Cross tab conditional formatting and assigning the alerts, borders for cross tabs, cross tab dimensional header area, row area and data area formatting worked fine for us.
  2. Issue with column header and row header image disappeared from all the cross tabs
  3. Before migration in  SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio 1.6

Cross tab header


4.After Migrating in to SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Designer cross tab Header appeared with plain background with text shown below.

Crosstab Header



Lakshmikanth Adharapurapu Venkata


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      Author's profile photo Varun Thamba
      Varun Thamba


      Author's profile photo Zhanyang Zheng
      Zhanyang Zheng

      HI  Lakshmikanth Adharapurapu,

      Firstly, thanks for your sharing.

      moreover, for the incompatible component ,how to resolve them by you ? should replace them using lumira component. or using other SDK extension.




      Author's profile photo Lakshmikanth Adharapurapu
      Lakshmikanth Adharapurapu
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Zhanyang, In our scenario We have  used only two SDK compoenents, one is Donut and other one is open URL compoenent. Lumira designer  wont support SDK donut compenent from org.scn components, hence i have replaced SDK donut with Lumiradesigner donut and i have placed a text box on top of donut and wrote few lines of CSS to reduce the thickness of the donut, it appears like some thing which i have shown in the above. Open URL is currently supported by Lumira designer.


      Also one more observation is i am using authorization concept from in my dashboard inherited from bex one specific regional user has to see some components, and other region user has to see some other components, i was using text_1.onclick();   script  to enable respective components, hence in my opnion in lumira designer onclick(); component is not working so i have to modify  with some extra lines of script...Feel free to  let me know if you need more detailed info onthis 🙂



      Lakshmikanth Adharapurapu Venkata


      Author's profile photo Avijit Paul
      Avijit Paul



      Is it possible to keep the same cuid after migrating the BIApp to LUMX?


      Thank you,