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
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.
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
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