SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Dashboard Builder – new features with SP07
As SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP07 is available since a few weeks I want to take the opportunity to provide some information concerning the new functionality within the Dashboard Builder. The following new features are new with SP07:
- Usage of BW Queries with mandatory variables as data source
- New tile size “Full screen”
- New filter options “Greater than or equal to” and “Less than or equal to”
- Support of Stacked column chart in Smart View
- Navigation to external applications via BAdI
Usage of BW Queries with mandatory variables as data source
With SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP07 it’s now possible to use BW Queries with mandatory input variables. In case you choose a BW Query with one or more mandatory variables, an icon next to the Data Source Name appears (highlighted in red below). If you click on the icon, you get a pop-up where you need to set a value or a value range (depending on the variable type). This value or range is used to filter the BW Query. The value help can be used to select a value or value range.
New tile size “Full screen”
We introduced a new tile size “Full screen” which can be set in the tile configuration. This might be useful e.g. in case you want to display a table with many columns and then drill-down into details. An example that makes use of the full screen tile size is the Traceability Matrix:
New filter options “Greater than or equal to” and “Less than or equal to”
In the Global Filter you can now define the options “Greater than or equal to” and “Less than or equal to”:
Support of Stacked column chart in Smart View
In the Smart View you can now use and configure a stacked column chart. It’s possible to define whether a field should be used a category or as series. E.g. you want to display the number of Incidents by status and calendar month. The calendar month should be shown on the x-axis whereas the Incident status should be stacked in the column chart.
In this case you can set the field “Calendar year/month” as category and the field “Status” as series in the Smart View configuration:
The Stacked column chart is displayed accordingly in the Smart View.
Navigation to external applications via BAdI
In the tile configuration it’s now possible to define multiple jumps to external applications via a BAdI implementation. For some applications like e.g. “Business Process Analytics Adhoc” and “Business Process Analytics Classic” we provide already BAdI implementation that can be used. But it’s possible to create your own BAdI implementation and to register the application in the tile configuration in case you want to navigate to any other application.
Within the BAdI implementation you can define multiple jump targets to external applications. It’s possible to navigate on a single row or on table header level. If you navigate on a single row the context values can be passed over in order to use them in the external application.
You can find more information on how to create a BAdI implementation for the external application navigation in the SAP Help Portal.