Within the time frame of 2023 Q4, several new calculation view features have been released in SAP Business Application Studio when connected to SAP HANA Cloud database QRC4. Some of these features are highlighted below. You can find examples that illustrate the individual features here. An overview of features of other releases can be found here.
Expressions can be used to generate column labels.
Individual columns can be selected and different expressions used for different subsets of columns. When pressing "Apply" the resulting labels based on the expression will be shown in a preview and can be modified.
The last used expression is stored and when new columns are added, the new labels can be generated by re-using the stored expression.
To reset the labels to their default values, the respective columns can be unmapped and remapped in tab "Mapping".
To see dependencies on elements also across HDI containers the application user needs a privilege such as SELECT (METADATA) on the respective external calculation views or system privilege CATALOG READ.
With these privileges in place, choosing option "Check the impact on objects (calculation views only) outside the target container" of the Where Used dialog will also list external dependencies: