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Author's profile photo Megan Hoy

What’s New in SAP Analytics Cloud Release 2022.18

SAP Analytics Cloud brings together analytics and planning with unique integration to SAP applications and seamless access to heterogenous data sources. It helps everyone in your organization make decisions without doubt with trusted insights and integrated plans.

This blog post introduces the features of the SAP Analytics Cloud 2022.18 release available for SAP Analytics Cloud FastTrack customers. For SAP Analytics Cloud Quarterly Release Cycle (QRC) customers, this release and its features will be available as part of the QRC Q4 2022 release. View the QRC release schedule here.


System Administration and Technical Requirements


Although not required, you may upgrade to the latest SAP Analytics Cloud agent version 1.0.355 to take advantage of all data acquisition types.

The agent’s minimum version remains at 1.0.75, with the following exceptions:

  • Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP/SQL Database
  • Version 1.0.91 for SAP universe (UNX)
  • Version 1.0.233 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Version 1.0.235 for SAP HANA View
  • Version 1.0.248 for File Server

For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.


Release Highlights


Dashboard & Story Design


Rank on Multiple Dimensions

Users can now rank charts on multiple dimensions. This includes:

  • Rank All Dimensions Individually: Allows users to apply the same rank across all dimensions individually
  • Rank per Dimension Separately: Allows users to apply a different rank per dimension

Additionally, several improvements have been made to Rank and Sort:

  • Sort on measure is now preserved when removing a rank on a dimension(s)
  • Sort on a dimension is now persevered when adding additional dimension(s) to a visualization that has a rank applied

Please note that this feature is only available in the Optimized Story Experience. To learn more about Optimized Story Experience, check out this blog post by Anna Burkhardt.


This blog post only provides a high-level overview of the latest features and enhancements of SAP Analytics Cloud. You can find more details on these features in your In-App Help Guide for FastTrack customers and see this SAP Knowledge Base Article if you’d like to learn more about FastTrack and Quarterly Release Cycle releases. 


If you have any questions, you can comment below or post a question to our SAP Analytics Cloud Questions & Answers forum. Visit our SAP Analytics Cloud Community pages to find more product information, best practices, and more. And check out our SAP Road Map Explorer to see more upcoming features of SAP Analytics Cloud.



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      Author's profile photo James Longstaff
      James Longstaff

      Dear Megan,

      Thank you for the blog.  Multiple dimension ranking is definitely a step forwards.  I notice that this is only available in the Optimized Story Experience and this begs the question whether the general direction of the road map is to add all or most functionalities to the OSE?

      My other question is what is the future of geomaps/geovisualizations as there been very little in the roadmap regarding this functionality and I notice it is not yet available in the new model.

      Please let me know if it would be more appropriate to open a community question for either of these questions that your blog provoked.



      James Longstaff

      Author's profile photo Tunir Kapil
      Tunir Kapil

      Hi James,

      Yes that is correct. New Features will be made available exclusively on the Optimized Story Experience as it is the strategic direction for stories within SAC. We are currently in the process of closing the gaps within the OSE. It is recommended to reference the official documentation within SAC (HERE - 2022.15) to see which features are now supported and the External Roadmap Explorer (HERE) to see the plan for supporting other features.

      In terms of the New Model Type and Geo Visualization, I would refer to the External Roadmap Explorer to see when it will be supported (HERE).