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Introduction to Analytics Designer Developer Handbook


SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer enables analytics application designers to create centrally governable analytic contents, ranging from guided analytics dashboards to sophisticated planning and smart applications.

Since the first release of the analytics designer, we have witnessed many customers utilize this tool to build their analytic contents for business needs in a very innovative way.  Here’re some vivid examples of these innovations: SAP Analytics Cloud Analytics Designer Empowers 3D Intelligent Factory, Extending SAP Analytics Cloud’s Visualization Capability with Apache ECharts, Analytics Designer: Five Business Cases for Truly Informed Experiences, etc.

While we’re amazed at customers’ success in making the most of the tool, we often hear these questions: How can I get started with the analytic designer? Where can I get samples? What are the best practices of designing analytic applications?

If you have similar questions, Analytics Designer Developer Handbook is for you. It is a comprehensive guide including everything you should know about analytics designer as an application designer, ranging from the onboarding materials like basic concepts, widgets and script APIs to deep-dive contents like typical patterns, best practices and performance tips.

You can download the Analytics Designer Development Handbook 10.0 here:

In the meantime, we will regularly update the changes of the handbook in the community as well.

Update in August of 2021 (Version 10.0)

5.21.2    Saving Additional Properties with Bookmarks

5.34.10 Using the getCalendarTaskById API

5.34.11 Using the activate API

5.34.12 Using the getRelatedTasksId API

5.34.13 Using the createCompositeTask API

5.34.14 Using the Status Change APIs for any Calendar Composite Task

5.41.1    Using Sandbox Restrictions [Web page widget]

5.42       Dialogs to Share Applications and Bookmarks

5.42.1    Customize Link to Shared Application or Bookmark

5.42.2    Script API

13.1       Top Picks

13.2       Analytic Application Script Performance Popup

13.5.9    Enable Planning on Tables Only When Planning Is Used

13.5.12 Use MemberInfo Object with setDimensionFilter()

13.5.13 Use the Pause Refresh API

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Per our experience with customers, Analytics Designer Developer Handbook is something analytics designers can use and refer to handily many times. Hope it can assist you in your journey of designing fantastic analytic applications.



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      Author's profile photo Aleksey Salinin
      Aleksey Salinin

      Jason Yang


      for some reason here is not an up-to-date version of this handbook (v. 9.2 from May 2021)

      apparently now the current version will be here(section: Helpful Resources)

      Author's profile photo Jason Yang
      Jason Yang
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Aleksey,

      Thank you for pointing this out. We are in the progress to migrate the old links to new locations. We will update the links.



      Author's profile photo Alexander Blasl
      Alexander Blasl

      Thanks Jason Yang

      Author's profile photo Andrei Dorfman
      Andrei Dorfman

      Thanks! Version 12 is already out there, great API examples, and step-by-step tutorials seem like a good way to learn some advanced topics.