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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 latest version here:

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

The End

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.

      Author's profile photo Stephen Folan
      Stephen Folan

      Hi Jason Yang

      Where is the best place to get the most up-to-date version of the handbook?
      Is it via this SAP Community page: or elsewhere?

      Is the handbook on a set release cycle (i.e. 2-3 updates per year) or is it ad-hoc schedule? Reason I am asking is I would like to know when to expect a new version.

      Thank you,


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

      Hi Stephen,

      It is a good idea to follow SAP Community page: We will make sure the URL there is updated.

      The release cycle is usually after each QRC release, together with ad-hoc schedule for important changes. If you find it useful to have a short announcement for a new release in the community, I am happy to do that.



      Author's profile photo Stephen Folan
      Stephen Folan

      Thank you, Jason.
      I'll follow the community page.

      Author's profile photo Jef Baeyens
      Jef Baeyens

      hi Jason Yang when would there be updates done on developer handbook regarding ODE/OSE (Story 2.0)?