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This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2018.19. Please note that the Analytics Cloud Help documentation is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete.
Upgrade your SAP Analytics Cloud agent to the latest agent version 1.0.203 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven’t upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:

  • Version 1.0.109 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP / SQL databases
  • Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)
  • Version 1.0.75 for all other data source types

For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.

Highlights of this release:

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Data Visualization

Hiding Filter Range details

Too much clutter in your story? No worries, story designers can hide the filter range details for a cleaner look and feel. This is the best practice for responsive pages as these details will not get cut off when widget size adjusts to the available space.

Learn more about applying chart filters

Smart Assist

Smart Discovery enhancements

New insights are right at your fingertips! You can now run Smart Discovery to analyze your data using machine learning algorithms. There are two entry points to surface hidden insights and trends for a selected measure or dimension:

  • Home screen – When starting a new story, select “Create a Smart Discovery”
  • Existing story – Smart Discovery icon in the tool section

Smart Discovery will generate four story pages populated with insights about your selected measure and dimensions. Pages include the Overview, Key Influencers, Unexpected Values, and Simulation.

Currently, Smart Discovery is only supported for acquired data. However, support for live connectivity is in our 2019 road map. Stay tuned!

Learn more about running a smart discovery

Administration and Infrastructure

Export/Import improvements for live SAP HANA blending

Exporting a live data connection to SAP HANA now includes its SAP HANA Smart Data Integration (SDI) connection. This is used when live SAP HANA and import connection blending is configured. After importing, you will need to:

  • Go to System > Administration > Datasource Configuration
  • Edit the agent registration to reset its HANA XS password, and then update the on-premise SDI Data Provisioning Agent to use the new credentials
  • Edit the remote source and enter the credentials for the on-premise HANA system’s SDI_ADMIN user

Learn more about enabling blending for SAP HANA live Data Models

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