New Optimized Design Mode (SAC Stories)
In several previous releases of SAC, we have seen successful incremental updates to the Optimized View Mode (OVM) functionality in the stories. Now it has already become available in analytics applications. Future releases ofcourse will expand the capabilities of this mode.
But in this article I would like “to touch” on the new optimize mode, not in the viewing format, but in the development format. It’s called an Optimized Design Mode (ODM). Became available from the current current release Q2 2022. Description from the Roadmap.
ODM contains a number of changes, below is a little more detail about each of.
OPTIMIZED DESIGN EXPERIENCE
“With Optimized Design Experience we allow the Story Designer to create new stories or convert existing stories into the new experience. The conversion of these stories are permanent and any unsupported feature will be permanently lost.” (from the 2022.7 release notes blog)
- New Story
Along with a general description of this mode, a link to a detailed description is immediately available (Learn More).
Therefore, this article contains a large summary and introductory information on this topic, and more detailed information can be found at the link above.
2. Convert of previously created stories
Any existing story is available for conversion to the new ODM mode.
Additionally, at the initial opening, information appears
Can be switched immediately or later through the drop-down settings menu
Creating a Story in the Optimized Design Experience does not allow you to convert into Classic Design Experience.
NEW CHART BUILDER PANEL
After creating a chrt and adding a data source,we can see a ghost chart when no added measures.
And charts types are already available in the dropdown list here
Each chart type has its own guest chart
You can add measures/dimensions both in the previous form and through the general pull-out menu (Available Objects) using drag-drop
If you can add Measure/Dimension input controls from the same menu above, then Calculations are added as before from the Measures and Dimensions sections.
The Color and Filter sections remain as they were before, but Chart Add-ons has been changed here (in the classic mode it was in the drop-down menu,which was a more non-obvious decision))
OPTIMIZED CONTEXT MENU & TOOLTIPS
“Applied to Chart” is now available, just like in OVM
toolpit format – too
And “YES-YES!”, undo / redo buttons are also available in ODM
On the topic of the top menu: instead of switching Story | Date (in Classic mode), in this mode – sources are added through the Date section in the top menu
CURRENT MAIN RESTRICTIONS
- Limited set of components (red at the bottom indicates that it is not yet available when creating in ODM mode stories and is available in Classic Design)
Upd (16/08/2022): from the release of Q3 2022 – image are already available!
- Part of the top menu is also not yet available in this format
- And part of the functionality, for example – Cross Calculation
- Of the charts is not available only – Histograms
Upd (16/08/2022): from the release of Q3 2022 – Histogram are already available!
- Blending is currently not supported in Optimized Design Experience
- New Builder Panel now only supported for Charts, not for Tables
- No data explorer mode
- Optimized Design Experience is currently supported for stories based on SAP HANA, SAP BW, and Acquired Analytics Data Models.
Other detailed restrictions – here
Now Optimized Story Experience includes not only improvements and optimization of the view mode, but also the designer mode.
Over time, the restrictions of these modes (OVM,ODM) will become less and less, since with each of the quarts releases, support for the functionality that exists in the classic mode is planned.
With each new release, the words “SAC” and “Optimization” are getting closer and closer to each other:)
p.s. recommend reading – Frequently Asked Questions: Optimized Story Experience -SAP Analytics Cloud