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Recent innovations – Data Integration

Connect to data anywhere stored in on-premise databases, cloud databases, and personal files. Enrich data and business metadata in preparation for self-service data analysis through purpose built data modeling capabilities and calculations. Recent releases have included these key features in data connectivity and management:

Data Sources

Live Connectivity

Integration with SAP BW

Enhanced analytics capabilities:

  • Chart to chart filtering based on different models
  • New calculations in Table

Integration with SAP HANA

Enhanced analytic capabilities:

  • SDI-based data blending: SAP HANA live data with imported data models
  • Measure based filters for live SAP HANA 2.0
  • Calculated dimensions for live SAP HANA 2.0
  • Date interval calculations for live SAP HANA 2.0
  • Timestamp support for live SAP HANA 2.0
  • Custom sort on dimension members in charts for live SAP HANA 2.0

Integration with SAP Universes

Enhanced analytic capabilities:

  • Calculation Editor: calculated measures, restricted measures
  • Query Builder support

Integration with SAP BPC Embedded

Data connectivity:

  • Live connections to SAP BPC Embedded with write-back support

Import data enhancements

Data import connectivity

  • Simplified connectivity setup to on-premise data sources
  • OAuth 2.0 support for OData import connections

Data preparation on imported data

  • Manage merged cells in Excel files
  • Text extract transformations

Imported data models

  • Scheduling enhancements
    • Bundle data import jobs in sequence for scheduled refresh
    • Define dependency rules between data import jobs
  • Harmonize import data and model update scheduled jobs

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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