This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.13. 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 1.0.233 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:
- Analytics Designer: Geo map widget enhancements
- Analytics Designer: Renaming enhancements
- Analytics Designer: Specify simple or advanced mode on your dialogue
- Analytics Designer: BPC planning sequence widget improvements
- Planning: Smart visualization of child tasks of a process
- Planning: New keyboard shortcuts in Gantt charts
- Planning: Context for calendar tasks and processes
- Planning: Copy and paste enhancements for aggregation accounts
- Smart Assist: Search to insight inside stories for BW & S/4 HANA Live Data Models
- Data Visualization: Prioritize front bar data labels in layered bar charts
- Administration & Infrastructure: Edit the default permissions that users & teams have on the Public folder
- Administration & Infrastructure: Administrators can audit changes made to files’ sharing settings
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With this update, geo maps will work in Analytics Designer just like they do in Stories! The geo maps will support additional quick menu entries such as full screen, drilling in the Choropleth layer, and filters. We are also adding two new API calls with many more on the way! This should make several people very hAPI.
As if this day couldn’t get any better, we’ve now taken the trouble of renaming variables away from you! When you go in to change a widget name in the Analytics Designer outline, the related scripting will automatically be changed for you, saving you time and effort.
When using Search to Insight in Application Designer, you can choose whether to search in advanced mode or simple mode, with the advanced mode giving you more search suggestions if you so desire. Is this a simple advancement or advancing simplicity?
A BPC planning sequence UI widget is now available in Analytics Designer along with two new APIs to set the widget’s visibility. The BPC Planning Sequence is now also supported by the BPC Live embedded model, continuing with our mission to bring you the greatest variety of data sources possible.
This update brings new calendar visualizations, so you can see if processes are related to each other or if they just happen to start at the same time. This may not seem like much, but it’s like the difference between “It’s time to eat grandpa” and “It’s time to eat, grandpa”. Subtle, but important!
Check out these brand-new shortcuts to help make your day a little easier!
|Action||Key (Windows)||Key (Mac)|
|Move time of element in Gantt||Shift + Arrow Keys (Left & Right)||Shift + Arrow Keys (Left & Right)|
|Navigate to next/previous calendar object in Gantt||Arrow keys (Up & Left for the previous object, Down and Right for next object)||Arrow keys (Up & Left for the previous object, Down and Right for next object)|
|Cancel / Revert (in builder Panel)||Esc||Esc|
With Calendar tasks you’ll now be able to set up a context that defines the first scope filter on dimensions of a specified model. This will boost productivity, making it easier to zero in on the data you need to work with.
When copy-pasting in aggregation accounts, you will now be provided visual cues that will help define a valid target cell for your paste.
(To the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody)
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in BW Live I’m now available in SAC Open your eyes Look up to the skies and see I'm just an insight, I need visibility Cuz’ I'll make you calm, make you know Profits high, costs are low Anywhere you need info, that really matters to SAC, to SAC…
Now you can use Search to Insight to create charts and find information with BW & S/4 HANA Live Data Models, administrators can also configure live model indexing. Check the help section within SAP Analytics Cloud for more information.
Administrators can now edit the default permissions for the Public folder through the “Share Folder” dialogue box. Previously, the Public folder was locked down and you had to change the permissions of each file individually. Now, you no longer need to go back and change users’ rights manually, just set it and forget it!
The Activities log is now updated to show details for any changes that are made to the Sharing Settings of files stored under Browse > Files.
- The name of the object whose permissions were changed
- The permissions that were granted/revoked and to which specific user/team
- The user who made the change
- The timestamp of the change
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