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Live Universe Connectivity Best Practice gets an update

Live Universe connectivity recently received a subtle but significant update. At that time I previously blogged about the new features and capabilities. Since then, I’ve updated my Live Universe Connectivity Best Practice wiki with a lot of content and I can announce today its available for all!

The wiki is full of all the things you need to know to be successful using SAP Analytics Cloud and  SAP BI Platform Universes.

It’s packed with best practices, tips and hidden gems, such as how to do cascading prompts:

Other things that may catch you eye are things like how to mix Multiple Models with Linked Variables and Chart Level Variables:

My updated best practices wiki is the ‘theory’ and its all backed-up with 2 practical step-by-step examples in its accompanying wiki to show how to put the theory into practice.

The landing place for all Live Universe blogs, links and more is worth a bookmark. Soon, I’ll be updating the process flows, so worth pressing those ‘watch’ and ‘follow’ buttons! 😉

Feedback is always welcome

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  • Hello Emmanuel,

    We do support a time series chart with a date object type. Are you using a time series chart?

    My support wiki may be of help and in particular the section on graphs for you.

    Also consider posting your question as a question. It means others may see it more easily and they may be able to reply sooner than myself. You can always ‘tag’ me in the question so I get notified too using the ‘@’.

    A screen shot says a thousand words too!

    Regards, Matthew

     

     

  • Hi Matthew Shaw  Hope you are well.  i have a customer question i wanted to ask!

    If they have ‘content creator’ users in SAC who develop models (+ stories) based off of BOE Live Universe data connections … Please could you remind me how the list of universes is returned?

    Is there a way to restrict the repository-browser dialog, to exclude universes that shouldn’t be seen?  Hows that controlled end to end?

    Kind regards
    Henry

  • Hi Henry

    Q

    If they have ‘content creator’ users in SAC who develop models (+ stories) based off of BOE Live Universe data connections … Please could you remind me how the list of universes is returned?

    A

    The user will consume a licensed session for both SAC and SAP BI Platform. When the users’ session is initialised on the BI Platform, the authorisations are applied as normal meaning SAC has to honour the BI Platform security. It means the SAC user creating the model will have access to whatever universes on the BI Platform, the BI Platform has authorised them to access. You may find my process flows handy to understand the detail. Access the Process Flows via https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/x/vKbnH

    Q

    Is there a way to restrict the repository-browser dialog, to exclude universes that shouldn’t be seen? Hows that controlled end to end?

    A

    No. There is no way to limit which BI Platform universes the SAC model creator can access when creating a new SAC model, other than changing security rights inside the BI Platform.

    Hope this helps

    Regards, Matthew