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Author's profile photo Simon Lyng

How to use the DataAnalyzer in SAP Analytics Cloud

When you have build a story or  an application in SAP Analytics Cloud, and you wish for your users to be able to drill in the underlying data, you once in a while face the challenge of having analytical capabilities in the standard SAP Analytics Cloud components.

In this blog post, I will show you how to setup a hyperlink to SAP Anlytics Cloud DataAnalyzer, so your end-users will be able to analyze data from a BEx-query directly in SAP Analytics Cloud.


When you open your SAC-tenant, you will have a URL like this:;view_id=home


if you exchange the last “home” with “dataAnalyzer”, you will have a link like this:;view_id=dataAnalyzer

An see a page like this:

You will be able to choose a connection and then a BEx-query.


You also have the option of coding the connection and dataSourceName in the URL, and then inserting a hyperlink in your story, the link should then look like this:;view_id=dataAnalyzer;connection=BW1Live;dataSourceName=ZITCH_CP1_Q001


And the result could then look like this:

In the Application designer, it is also possible to add a script that will jump to the DataAnalyzer, the script should look like this:



NavigationUtils.openDataAnalyzer(“BW1Live”, “ZITCH_CP1_Q001”, undefined, true);


Conclusion: It is out-of-the-box functionality to use the DataAnalyzer, and it will give you a chance to view your BEx-queries directly in SAP Analytics Cloud without an extra effort. A powerful tool, to substitute Web Templates from BEx and/or templates build in SAP Business Objects Lumira

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      Author's profile photo Thomas Verakso Nielsen
      Thomas Verakso Nielsen

      That is an awesome "hidden" gem, that easily allow the users to easily access ALL the data, so they can see it for themselves - and we all now that type of users 😁

      Author's profile photo Simon Lyng
      Simon Lyng
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      Thank you Thomas 😀

      Author's profile photo Katryn Cheng
      Katryn Cheng

      Nicely written blog that helps me out immediately.  Thanks Simon!

      Author's profile photo Simon Lyng
      Simon Lyng
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you, and you are welcome 😀

      Author's profile photo Glen Leslie
      Glen Leslie

      Thanks Simon!

      Author's profile photo Tony Hayes
      Tony Hayes

      Thanks Simon ,this fills  in a Big Gap in functionality.