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Application Design – Recent Innovations

Application Design gives a professional look of centrally governable analytic content, ranging from dashboards via guided analytics to sophisticated planning and Smart Predict applications.

Application Design fundamentals

  • Simple widgets: images, buttons, dropdown menus, check box groups, radio button groups, shapes, text, web pages, RSS reader, clocks, text input widget, slider and range slider widget
  • Data-driven widgets: tables, charts, filter lines
  • R widgets with scripting access
  • Container widgets: pop-up / dialog
  • Interactions (e.g. filter, cascading behavior) between different widgets via scripting including global variables
  • Dynamic switch between widgets (e.g. charts and tables) at application run time
  • Dynamic and flexible selections on crosstab and chart
  • Powerful scripting capabilities (e.g. getUserID, DataSource APIs, Prompt APIs, Navigate to APIs, Result Set APIs
  • Script variables
  • Script Objects for modularizing and reusing code for enterprise applications

Support planning capabilities with scripting access

  • Expose planning features via toolbar and quick action menus
  • Customize the planning workflow programmatically by scripting: Provides scripting capability to trigger version management, publish, and revert


SAP’s strategy and possible future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

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