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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Trying What is New in Lumira Discovery 2.1

I recapped here what is new with Lumira 2.1 and it was GA yesterday.   I started with our overall 2016 ASUG BI webcast statistics:

Forecasting is Back in 2.1

How about adding a time  series chart?

 

And adding a trendline?

 

To forecast future periods of webcast attendance, right click and edit the trendline setting:

I can “predict” the next three months of webcasts:

Hopefully it will not trend down as Lumira predicts.  Usually in the middle of the year, around ASUG Annual Conference, attendance at webcasts spikes due to new product announcements.  In the Fall of this year we had two face-to-face events and in those months we typically have fewer webcasts.

 

Filter by Measure

In Lumira 2.0 you could only filter by dimension, not measure.

In 2.1 you can filter by measure.  Note that filter on measure not available for HANA Online

BW Online End to End

With Lumira 2.1 add-on and BI4.2 SP05, you do not need the Lumira Discovery client to begin visualizations with BW Online data sources

 

Start with Lumira on the BI Launchpad:

Select SAP BW, and it will recognize the OLAP connections from the CMC:

I am going to select a BEx Query from the SAP NetWeaver Demo model:

You can start building visualizations and charts from the BEx query using the BI Launchpad

You can set up conditional formatting

Set up a rule to as shown below:

If the country equals US, display it in a certain color and apply it

You can set up multiple rules

The above shows the conditional formatting rule applied

Linked Analysis

You can set up linked analysis, to pass the context from one visualization to another

Right click and select Linked Analysis

Setting up a linked analysis from the cross tab to the bar chart, using dimension Country:

Selecting country US from the cross tab displays the California/New York bars of the bar chart:

Enable Ad-Hoc Data Comparison

Another new feature is enable ad-hoc data comparison; you can “lasso” or select the bars to compare

It will give you the summary shown above – the sum of values, average, max, min, etc.

 

Unified Viewer/Launchpad

Your Lumira document is a tile in the unified Fiori-like launchpad, similar to functionality featured for Web Intelligence in BI4.2 SP4

Please note you must be on BI4.2 SP05

The following notes can provide additional information on the BI4.2 SP5 release content:

2559203 – SAP BI Suite 4.2 SP5 Support Package Update Guide

2559223 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.2 SP5 Release Restrictions

2559136 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP5 Installation Guides for Windows and Unix

2559176 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP5 Upgrade Guide

2559149 – SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.2 SP5 What’s New

Upcoming Items of Interest

You can learn more here:

BI2018

BI+Analytics Conference

Upcoming ASUG BI Webcasts

 

 

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      It is a good overview. Do you know something about commentary? It was in the roadmap for 2.1 (2017)

      Kind regards

      Brian

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Brian - Commentary  is part of Lumira Designer 2.1 - see https://blogs.sap.com/2017/12/17/trying-what-is-new-in-sap-lumira-designer-2.1/

      Author's profile photo M. van Foeken
      M. van Foeken

      Hi Brian,

      Great blog was released last week on commentary in Lumira Designer:

      https://blogs.sap.com/2018/01/29/comments-functionality-in-sap-lumira-designer/

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken | Interdobs

       

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

       

      Hi Tammy,

      thanks for the summary new features of lumira discovery 2.1. It's an good overview. Do you know, where I can find the document, how to configurate Single sign on for Lumira discovery 2.1?

      Kind regards,

      Hai

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hey Hai,

      I have found this SAP note: 2531433 - How to configure Single Sign On (SSO) in Lumira Discovery 2.0

      It is not especially for version 2.1, but maybe it helps?

       

      Best,

      Marcus

      Author's profile photo M. van Foeken
      M. van Foeken

      Hi Hai,

      A great blog has been released about this topic:

      https://blogs.sap.com/2018/01/12/lumira-2.1-x509-based-single-sign-on-support-with-bi-platform/

      Has some resource links in it as well.

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken | Interdobs

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hai - I can't seem to find anything on that; I recommend asking this as a question under answers.sap.com using the BI platform tag.  If I find anything I will post back here.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

       

      Thanks !

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for your information,

      I have just a question, when  3D Column chart will be available in Lumira 2.1 ?

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Damien - before looking at 3-D charts, please see if you should really use them: https://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=2362

      If you still need them, I would look at the SAP App Center for Lumira third party add-ons:

      https://www.sapappcenter.com/home#!category/517

      Author's profile photo Peter Starup
      Peter Starup

      Hi Tammy, Thanks for this Blog

      Question for Lumira 2.1: Can you confirm that if you user "Import" as Datasource and connect to a BEx Query, then you are able to:

      1. Filter on Measures (as you show above)
      2. On a Time Series chart to add a trendline

      I'm asking because I cannot do this in my installation of Lumira 2.1

      /Regards, Peter

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Peter - looks like you are right

      What is interesting is I can't seem to locate this in any documentation...good observation

      Author's profile photo Peter Starup
      Peter Starup

      Found out what was the problem was: I did not understand how functionality was used. ( = it works)

      Author's profile photo HARIKRISHNAN S
      HARIKRISHNAN S

      Hi Peter,

      I am using "BW Import" and connected to a BEx Query, both Filter on Measures as well as Trend line on Time Series chart were working fine for me.

      Regards,

      Hari

       

      Author's profile photo Ben Hudson
      Ben Hudson

      Hi Tammy,
      We recently trialed Lumira 2.0 SP3 but in the Discovery tool we lost some capabilities for existing content. Main two issues are;
      - Controls no longer work with linked data sets
      - Drill Down doesn't work with Geo-Maps

      Any idea if these issues were fixing in 2.1?

      Cheers

      Ben

      Author's profile photo M. van Foeken
      M. van Foeken

      Hi Ben,

      I can confirm that Drill Down in Geo Maps works in Lumira 2.1 (tried it with Discovery).

      With kind regards,

      Martijn van Foeken | Interdobs

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      Question for Lumira 2.1 Discovery, can you confirm that SAP added "Cascading Filters" and "Conditional Formatting" (can I use another dimension to define criteria instead of a static value).

      Regards,
      Satish

       

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Should Linked Analysis work with a Geo chart?  I don;t see the option on this chart type.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Brad - I haven't had time to give it a try...

      Author's profile photo Jan De Vilder
      Jan De Vilder

      Hi Tammy,

      Would Lumira Discovery 2.1 or/and 2.0 support key&text for dimensions from SAP BW and HANA Views?

      Tx for the info,

      Jan

       

      Author's profile photo Sri p
      Sri p

      Hi All,

      Could you please confirm how important a consultant should have knowledge on JAVA SCRIPT to work on Lumira 2.0

       

       

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      For Lumira Discovery, no knowledge of JavaScript is required

      Author's profile photo Sri p
      Sri p

      Thanks for the qucik reply Tammy.

      Could you please clarify on Lumira Designer also. Is Java Script rquired for Designer.

      Below is my assumption please correct me if i am wrong.

      For older version of design studio like 1.5 Scripting knowledge is rquired from Lumira 2.0 onwards no need of Scripting knowledge.

      Regards,

      Srichand

       

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Scripting is helpful but not required - it depends on use case and persona.  For power user, maybe not. There is also a scripting wizard in case you are not familiar with JavaScript

      Author's profile photo Sri p
      Sri p

      Tammy, Thanks for the helpful answer.

      Author's profile photo Abhijit Nilegaonkar
      Abhijit Nilegaonkar

      Tammy, Thanks for the blog.I am confused when SAP says Lumira and Design Studio are now combined in to Lumira Designer but I don't see such. I see Discovery and Designer two separate tools. In Designer I did not see anything like prepare, visualize and compose the old way or just stories.  Am I missing anything? Or would it be accurate to say that Lumira 2.0 is more in line with Design studio rather than discovery 1.31. Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hello - thank you for reading/replying

      It is 2 front ends (Discovery, Designer) but one backend on the server

      I encourage you to take the free online Lumira Course by OpenSAP at https://open.sap.com/courses/lum1

      They cover it in detail.

      Author's profile photo Abhijit Nilegaonkar
      Abhijit Nilegaonkar

      Thanks Tammy