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Trying the Updates on SAP Analysis Office – 2.8

Analysis Office 2.8 was released on Thanksgiving Day, November 28; see Jeanne Bigonnet’s blog here. Where possible, I tried them out below.

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Analysis – Integration into SAP Analytics Cloud – – now supports access to online SAP BW and SAP HANA sources (live connection)

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You need to select “Enable Live Data Connections”


Display Grouped Dimensions in Design Panel:

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Notice you can view the grouped dimensions by technical names

Highlight used dimensions on the cross tab; so in screen shot above Calendar Year/Month and Sales Organization are highlighted as they are on the crosstab.

Select Access Mode in Property View

Note this is only available if you set AllowChangingAccessMode checkbox on in the Technical Configuration (File > Analysis > Technical Configuration):



SAP Analytics Cloud Planning feature:

-if a new master data is created in SAP Analytics Cloud , it’s possible to plan on it from Analysis Office

Prompts for Variants:

Variants are now alphabetical

Stricter handling on unsecure connections:

In this release, SAP Analysis Office is attempting to enforce secure connection with a warning as shown above.

Clear Prompts

You can see in lower left part of the screen you can clear all prompts button


Information from release note 2679473:

Number Title
2796364 ALL: Metadata refresh does not reconnect reports
1518359 SAP BusinessObjects Analysis Office & BIP Add On Release schedule
2844304 ALL: Insert Member inconsistency
2849398 All : Context dimensions in vertical pane disappear
2848359 ALL: Unable to filter member selection using the “Like” operator
2860695 BPCNW: Serverinfo in connectioninfo should not be null when using SSO
2837403 ALL: Error message when performing refresh worksheet if the worksheet has an Excel Sorting
2821516 ALL: Workbook Context Prompt not shown from web
2839218 ALL:Cannot delete filled out comments or data
2812820 ALL:Always show Member Selector as Flat List when filtered
2766548 ALL: Report data incorrect when back to online
2768722 ALL: Duplicated members in page axis when several members selected
2734922 ALL: Check Syntax in Custom Member Editor
2728867 ALL: Limited set of EPM Excel functions in Ukrainian interface

SAP Help Link is here


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