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Data Integration – Q3 2020

Live data connections to SAP BW

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Enhanced data blending scenarios (1)
    • Blending on date dimension
  • Remove 4000 member limit for input controls

Integration with BW concepts

  • Improved support of queries with two structures
    • Add In-Cell Charts on table
    • Add Thresholds on tables
  • Linked Nodes support in hierarchies
  • Display of images in table based on BW XXL attributes
  • Keep session alive
  • Prompting enhancements
    • Copy & Paste (clipboard)
    • Display of attributes

Performance Improvements

  • Optimize loading of initial meta data of queries with two structures
  • Optimize handling of meta data of non-input enabled variables

Note: Most features on this slide require SAP BW 7.50 or higher and will not be supported with SAP BW 7.40. For more details on feature support see SAP Note 2715030

(1)  Requires SAP HANA

(2)  Controlled release

Live Connections to SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities

  • Drill up/down based on universe navigation path
  • Measure-based filters
  • Calculated dimensions
  • Measure difference

Integration of SAP Universe concepts in SAP Analytics Cloud Query Builder

  • Delegated measures
  • Sub-queries
  • Combined queries
  • Preview Data, View SQL


  • Support Open SAML 3

Data Import Connections

Data preparation

  • Revamped wrangling experience in Stories

Data integration

  • Datasets as a source for Stories
  • Dataset malleability
  • Automatic creation of Datasets when uploading data
  • Datasets can combine multiple sources

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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