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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

Trying what is new in SAP Lumira Designer 2.1

I recapped here what is new with Lumira 2.1 and it was GA on Friday.  I also wrote yesterday what is new in SAP Lumira Discovery.


Commentary is at the data level, application based, cell commentary with three levels of commentary on the BI platform

Use the new samples that come with 2.1 to see:

There is a new Dashboard Sample and Feature Samples.  To try the commentary, I use the Dashboard Sample and it shows on the right what it contains

Execute the application locally and in the upper right you can see the Comments icon

This is an example of an application level comment.  Comments can be personal (only you can see them) or Global (those who have access to the application can see them).

Clicking insert will update the comments.  UNKNOWN is the user because application is running local mode


I can filter down in the map and make filter-level comments

Filter level comments are shown in the right

In the crosstab you can also make cell level comments using the context menu

Sample Composites

One sample composite is the Card composite which is a KPI tile

The above is a sample application composite card

You can set properties at run time

Above is an example of going full screen on the chart and chart interactions

Above is another sample composite for the header and you can change properties

Enhanced Conditional Formatting

Looks like you can see the BEx conditional formatting rules

The above is a conditional formatting using a dimension rule, highlighting the monitor product category (using the SAP NetWeaver Demo model BEx query as a data source)

Above is the result of the conditional formatting, highlighting the monitors

You can change it to a graph and set the same conditional formatting rule on the graph

Click apply to set it on the graph

Filter by Measure

Similar to Lumira Discovery 2.1 you can filter by measure

Above is an example of the result of filtering by measure


Attribute Support for Filter by Dialog

You can see the product filter has attributes of product category and product group

Select the gear icon to add the product category and group attributes to the filter search dialog

Now you can see product category and product group attributes added added to the product filter dialog

Enhanced Export to PDF

“Fit to page” is new, so if you have a crosstab with several columns you can have the export to PDF fit to page

Above is the crosstab


Now you can see where it has fit on the PDF export.


Scrollable Container

The Dashboard Sample has an example of the scrollable container:

See the arrow pointing to the scrollable container.


There are more features, listed here.

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      Author's profile photo Carlos Weffer
      Carlos Weffer

      Thanks for compiling all this information for us Tammy.

      Cheers, Carlos

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      thanks for good overview new Features of lumira designer 2.1.



      Author's profile photo Aneeque Hassan
      Aneeque Hassan

      Perfect. Thank you for the blog.




      Author's profile photo Vidhya V
      Vidhya V

      Excellent information!!

      Thanks for your blog...





      Author's profile photo Bryn Evans
      Bryn Evans

      Hi Tammy,

      Do you know how to find the table where the comments are stored. Comments are stored in the commentary data base of the BI platform but not sure where to find them.




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

      Hello Bryn - thank you for reading and commenting; I don't know where it is stored; I recommend asking this as a question on

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      Former Member

      Hi Bryn,

      the comments are stored to the Database that is defined for the BI Commentary Application in CMC. In the standard configuration if you enable the BI Commentary Application is the Audit Database. You will find a table that is called "COMMENTARY_MASTER". Hope that helps.


      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      I wanted to know how does enabling zoom option to mobile and desktop in charts work.

      am Unable to see any change when enabling this option.

      It would be great if you can direct me to the topic.

      We are using Lumira Designer 2.0 SP3.


      Thanks & Regards,

      Rakesh N

      Author's profile photo swarup choudhury
      swarup choudhury

      Hello Friends,

      Am new to SAP Lumira Designer and want to persue a career therefore have been looking for a videos or write up on SAP Lumira Designer 2.2 but none was found. can anyone help me with link of video or write up. Thanks in advance.



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

      Please review this blog