This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.06. Please note that the Analytics Cloud Help documentation is updated at the same time as the upgrade to this release, so the links here may not yet reflect what is described below until after the upgrade is complete.
Upgrade your SAP Analytics Cloud agent to the latest agent version 1.0.221 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven’t upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:
- Version 1.0.85 for SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
- Version 1.0.99 for SAP ERP / SQL databases
- Version 1.0.91 for SAP Universe (UNX)
- Version 1.0.75 for all other data source types
For more information, see System Requirements and Technical Prerequisites.
Highlights of this release:
- Planning: Remove assignees from input and calendar tasks
- Planning: Respect leaf waiting when copying and pasting
- Planning: Structured allocation enhancements
- Planning: Visual programming from advanced formulas
- Data Integration: Combine data from multiple import sources with composite join keys
- Modeling: Modeling improvements
- Modeling: Input controls display fiscal year
- Smart Predict: Apply output variable selection to predictive models
- Data Visualizations: Rename measure and dimension descriptions
- Data Visualizations: Story and page dynamic time filters based on Custom Current Dates
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Need to switch team members in the middle of project? Seamlessly remove assignees from input tasks that are currently in progress.
When working with forecast layouts, you can conveniently copy and paste facts from one restricted measure to another, including leaf members. Keep in mind that facts must be defined on the same set of dimensions, and copying must occur on the same granularity.
Want better integration between different versions? We now support using drivers from other versions. When creating this structured allocation rule, choose an account calculated using the LOOKUP function.
If you have limited expertise in programming, don’t fret! Visual programming allows users of all levels to design an advanced formula script via drag and drop.
You can now combine data using up to three composite join keys.
- Modeler undo/redo
- Hierarchies can be created and maintained in the side panel
- Model and dimension preferences now appear in the side panel
When a time-range input control is created with a fiscal year hierarchy, the title of the input control displays “Fiscal Year”.
For your predictive models, you can now select which variables from the input dataset that you want to add to the output dataset.
Story designers can now rename measures and dimensions in the story without having to access the models. The new descriptions will be local to the story and will not be reflected in the actual models. As well, the descriptions will persist when the widgets are copied to another page or story. When copied to another story where the same measure or dimension has been renamed, a notification will appear to let you select which description should be kept in the story.
Story designers can now create dynamic time input controls (page and story) with ranges based on a custom current date. This input control will appear in the story filter bar.
The story viewer can see the specified current date on the page or story instead of using the browser’s system date. Note that only one Custom Current Date input control can be used in a story.
After the selection, the Custom Current Date input control will drive all the linked dynamic time range filters in the story.
This input control can be linked to dynamic time range filters regardless of models used, given that they are non-fiscal, or both with the same fiscal shift. The Custom Current Date selection is captured when a bookmark is created.
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