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I recapped here what is new with Lumira 2.1 and it was GA yesterday.   I started with our overall 2016 ASUG BI webcast statistics:

Forecasting is Back in 2.1

How about adding a time  series chart?


And adding a trendline?


To forecast future periods of webcast attendance, right click and edit the trendline setting:

I can "predict" the next three months of webcasts:

Hopefully it will not trend down as Lumira predicts.  Usually in the middle of the year, around ASUG Annual Conference, attendance at webcasts spikes due to new product announcements.  In the Fall of this year we had two face-to-face events and in those months we typically have fewer webcasts.


Filter by Measure

In Lumira 2.0 you could only filter by dimension, not measure.

In 2.1 you can filter by measure.  Note that filter on measure not available for HANA Online

BW Online End to End

With Lumira 2.1 add-on and BI4.2 SP05, you do not need the Lumira Discovery client to begin visualizations with BW Online data sources


Start with Lumira on the BI Launchpad:

Select SAP BW, and it will recognize the OLAP connections from the CMC:

I am going to select a BEx Query from the SAP NetWeaver Demo model:

You can start building visualizations and charts from the BEx query using the BI Launchpad

You can set up conditional formatting

Set up a rule to as shown below:

If the country equals US, display it in a certain color and apply it

You can set up multiple rules

The above shows the conditional formatting rule applied

Linked Analysis

You can set up linked analysis, to pass the context from one visualization to another

Right click and select Linked Analysis

Setting up a linked analysis from the cross tab to the bar chart, using dimension Country:

Selecting country US from the cross tab displays the California/New York bars of the bar chart:

Enable Ad-Hoc Data Comparison

Another new feature is enable ad-hoc data comparison; you can "lasso" or select the bars to compare

It will give you the summary shown above - the sum of values, average, max, min, etc.


Unified Viewer/Launchpad

Your Lumira document is a tile in the unified Fiori-like launchpad, similar to functionality featured for Web Intelligence in BI4.2 SP4

Please note you must be on BI4.2 SP05

The following notes can provide additional information on the BI4.2 SP5 release content:

2559203 - SAP BI Suite 4.2 SP5 Support Package Update Guide

2559223 - SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.2 SP5 Release Restrictions

2559136 - SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP5 Installation Guides for Windows and Unix

2559176 - SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2 SP5 Upgrade Guide

2559149 - SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite 4.2 SP5 What's New

Upcoming Items of Interest

You can learn more here:


BI+Analytics Conference

Upcoming ASUG BI Webcasts


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