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This blog covers some of the latest new features and enhancements in SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Digital Boardroom release 2019.22. 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 1.0.249 to take advantage of all the data acquisition types!
If you haven’t upgraded yet, here are the data acquisition minimum requirements:

  • Version 1.0.233 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:

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Analytics Designer

Data Source API Enhancements

With this update you’ll now be able to use the data source prompt API, DataSource.setVariableValue(), to facilitate more customization in Analytics Designer. Please note that this API will not be supported for hierarchy node variables for live data connections to SAP BW.

Data locking APIs

You’ll also be able to use data-locking APIs to check whether a model is data-locking enabled as well as to set or get data locks, even if the table is not planning enabled. This is great for quickly changing data in tables, where a designer can create a button to lock certain data as fixed.

Change themes when running applications

Application designers will now have access to the setTheme() API, which would allow users to easily change the theme when running the application. This means that you can use SAP Analytics Cloud to set the mood on your next date, just add and open a candlelight theme in your Analytical Application and watch the sparks fly as you explore it together…

Administration & Infrastructure

Browse menu improvements

It’s a-me, Mario, here to save you (time) from the Browse-r! How, you ask? Well, with this update, the Content Network, Translation, and Analytic Application Bookmarks can now be accessed from the Browse menu instead of the Files area, saving you a few clicks, and making the whole process a little more (Princess) Peach-y!

SSO IdP improvements

You can now configure IdP-initiated SSO for SAP Data Centers, allowing for tighter integration to portals and other applications that share an IdP, as well as linking from a portal page to SAP Analytics Cloud without prompting the user for credentials! In addition to that, administrators will have the option to configure the SLO behavior of SAP Analytics Cloud to keep users logged into the corporate IdP when they logout of SAP Analytics Cloud. SSO, essentially, that means logging in and out won’t be as SLO!

Update and manage IDP metadata

System owners can now fully update and manage SAML SSO metadata before the current metadata expires, avoiding support tickets and downtime. Enough said.


Delete private versions

As an administrator, you can now delete all private versions for a specific model for all users of that model. This would make for a great April Fool’s joke, except for the fact that it actually deletes everything, and it isn’t a joke….

Data Visualizations

Live BW Support for Exception Aggregations

Story designers now have the ability to create aggregations in the story calculation editor using Live-BW models. There is one exception: the First & Last aggregation can only contain one aggregation dimension while the other aggregations will have a limit of five.

Intelligent Enterprise

Live BW Support for Time Variances

Time based variances on Live-BW models can now be created within the story, and they will also support Recommended Comparisons, giving you expertly curated ways to view your data.

Data Integration

Option to allow import data to public dimension for non-leaf node in hierarchy

When importing data into Global dimensions, users can now omit validation, allowing non-leaf members to contain fact data for specific hierarchies. To find out more, please visit our help section.


BW Bex variable prompt support for fiscal year and currency

The SAP Analytics Cloud mobile app now supports BW Bex variable prompts for Fiscal Year and Currency Variables. So next time someone stops you on the street and tells you to “Show me the money!”, just pull up your phone and use that shiny new input control.

iOS 13 Support

If triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, would that make the fear of iOS 13 triOSskaidekaphobia? Nevertheless, the SAP Analytics Cloud mobile app now runs on iOS 13 for iPhones, so hopefully you don’t suffer from either of the aforementioned phobias…

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